Sunday 8 October 2017 | 9am – 5pm

Council Chambers, Henderson Civic Centre

6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

Free TicketsProgramme

Sunday 8 October 2017

9am – 5pm

Council Chambers
Henderson Civic Centre
6 Henderson Valley Road

Free TicketsProgramme

Above: Daffodil farm, Titirangi, c 1947. From left: Ann Hodge, Miss Shaw, Lynn MacLean, Irene Sharp. Mia Stein Collection.

Join us in Henderson for the second edition of the West Auckland Heritage Conference!  This is your chance to delve into the rich and varied stories of the west.

This year we focus on the people of the west. You’ll hear the stories of different cultures, community heroes, visionary leaders and just plain quirky characters brought to life by people who are passionate about the history of the west.

There will be a variety of presentations, displays and workshops.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about techniques and resources for doing your own historical research.

Free Tickets

The conference is free, but registration is required as places are limited.

Please register by 30 September.  

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2017 Programme

See what's on

The programme for the 2017 West Auckland Heritage Conference is now confirmed. Come along to be inspired and informed!

The programme will be subject to change – please check back for any updates.

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.

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 teacher and a...

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A sense of “déjà vu”

Fiona Drummond, West Auckland Historical Society, will present on a topic which has a high sense of “déjà vu” in her presentation on Henry Atkinson: Engineer, Water Giver & Titirangi Icon. Henry Atkinson is one of Titirangi's best known identities, surveying the...

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Keynote speaker confirmed

Robert Brassey, Principal Specialist Cultural Heritage, is confirmed as of three Key Note speakers at the West Auckland Heritage Conference. His presentation is titled: The Last Flight of Texas Tornado. At 12.25 am on 9 June 1942 a loud explosion was heard across much...

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Contact us


Sharon Davies 

09 813 9150 |  email Sharon


Annalily van den Broeke 

021 220 7136  |  email Annalily


Justin Kary

021 311 096  |  email Justin