West Auckland Heritage Conference 2018

 

Above: View of a scene from a theatre production by the Prospect Players showing Robert Prior and Gladys Prior in ‘Golden Kiwi’, 1963.
Photographer: John Thomas Diamond. J.T. Diamond Collection, JTD-12K-02023-2.
Auckland Libraries West Auckland Research Centre

Third Heritage Conference a big success!

The third West Auckland Heritage Conference, back in Titirangi, was held on Sunday 7th of October 2018. With more presentations then ever, it was very successful and with a lot of variety, spread over five different locations. A huge thank you to all our venues, volunteers and especially presenters who did a great job of sharing their research and history with our audience. All the presentations are available to download as a pdf on our 2018 Conference page.

This event is organised by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board with support from the Whau Local Board. The conference is a collaborative effort by many in the community and council.

Andrew Clifford, director of Te Uru and co-organiser, below.

Mandy Patmore, director of Kakano Youth Collective, below

Martin Sutcliffe and Naomi McCleary on the Corbans Art Estate, below

West Auckland Heritage Conferences 2016 and 2017

The West Auckland Heritage Conference has become a day long tradition as part of Auckland Heritage Week. The inaugural conference in 2016 was themed New Stories of the Old West and was held at the War Memorial Hall in Titirangi. Last  year’s conferenced focussed on The People of the West at the Henderson Council Chambers. Most presentations from both days are available on this website.

The conference is a collaborative effort by many in the community and council, and is brought to you by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.

Auckland Heritage Whatipu Wharf

Left: View of a scene from a theatre production by the Prospect Players showing Gladys Prior and Dr. Roberts in ‘Sinbad the Sailor’.
Photographer: John Thomas Diamond. J.T. Diamond Collection, JTD-12K-02023-1.
Auckland Libraries West Auckland Research Centre

2018 Conference

The third West Auckland Heritage Conference was held on 7th October 2018.

The theme was The Creative West.

Have a look at the programme, and some photos and a video from last year.

2017 Conference

The second West Auckland Heritage Conference was held on 8 October 2017.

The theme was The People of the West.

Have a look at the programme, the presentations and some photos from the conference

Pre-war Karekare gang outide Annex to the Barracks, Karekare, late 1930s

Pre-war Karekare gang outside Annex to the Barracks, Karekare, late 1930s 

Auckland Heritage Whatipu Wharf

Left: Women fishing from wharf at Whatipu. 1941. Auckland Libraries. West Auckland Research Centre. J. T. Diamond Collection. JTD-06K-03148.

2016 Conference

The first West Auckland Heritage Conference was held on 2 October 2016.

The theme was New Stories of the Old West.

Have a look at the programme, and some photos and a video from last year.

Conference News

Read about some of the sessions in our 2017 conference programme.

What’s your story?

Submissions are now open for the West Auckland Heritage Conference, on Sunday 7 October 2018 at Titirangi War Memorial Hall. The theme for this year is: The Creative West. Submissions close Saturday June 9. Let’s discover the threads that weave together...

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We have a date!

The third West Auckland Heritage Conference will take place on Sunday 7th of October, 2018. We'll be back in Titirangi, now the War Memorial Hall has been reopened after repairs. Other locations for talks will be the Titirangi Library next door, the...

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Lois McIvor: “Paint the Light”

Naomi McCleary will present on Lois McIvor: "Paint the Light". Lois McIvor bestrode the Titirangi arts scene for 35 years; from 1953 to 1988. A colourful and imposing figure with a commanding presence and matching voice, she was an influential...

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