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
The programme for the 2018 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.
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.
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 outside Annex to the Barracks, Karekare, late 1930s
Left: Women fishing from wharf at Whatipu. 1941. Auckland Libraries. West Auckland Research Centre. J. T. Diamond Collection. JTD-06K-03148.
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.
Read about some of the sessions in our 2017 conference programme.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more