On the 8th of October the conference The People of the West was held, the second West Auckland Heritage Conference. This event was organised by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board with suppport from the Whau and Henderson-Massey local boards. The conference is a collaborative effort by many in the community and council.
The west has a diverse and proud history, and has had a wonderful range of people and larger-than-life characters from tangata whenua to settlers, entrepreneurs, adventurers, artists and escapees from the restrictions of settled city life. We heard about how these various peoples made their mark on the area, in diverse ways, from place names to yarns and legends of the west.
This year, we’ve been lucky to have had some extra events around the conference as well, including walks, book launches, exhibitions and Sir Bob Harvey’s evening of local films.
The board thanks all those involved in putting it together and hopes everyone has enjoyed this heritage weekend!
Sandra Coney, Heritage portfolio, Waitakere Ranges Local Board
2017 Conference Presentations
Click to view a PDF of the presentation for the first 17 presentations. If you download a presentation and would like to use it, please ensure you have the agreement from the author or photographer. The last five presentations didn’t supply a downloadable pdf.
by Sandra Coney
by Graeme Murdoch
by Moyra Elliott
by Robert Brassey
by Bob Harvey
The story of the Pacifica Mamas and Papas
by Jacinda Stowers and Tuaratini
by Makanaka Tuwe
by Rasheeda Woolford
by Sandra Coney
Pears, poison and patriots
by Zarah Burnett
by Graeme Gash
You Can’t Make Heritage
by Dave Harre
by Fiona Drummond
Archaelogy of the Waterview Project
by Glen Farley
The Shaws of Karekare and Oratia
by Colin Davis
Lois McIvor – Paint the Light
by Naomi McLeary
by Lisa Prager
Claiming Natural Resources of Waitakere
by Ivan Pivac
by Paula Morris
Love and Food from the 1950s to the 1970s: The Family Photographs of Bob Raw
by Robyn Mason
by Dianne Sisley
Online Cenotaph – Researching Local Service Personnel
by Claire Lanyon