2017 Heritage Conference

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.

Conference Opening Presentation

by Sandra Coney

Nga tohu tupuna o Hikurangi

by Graeme Murdoch

Leading Ladies

by Moyra Elliott

Texas Tornado

by Robert Brassey

The Great Air Sea Rescue

by Bob Harvey

The story of the Pacifica Mamas and Papas

by Jacinda Stowers and Tuaratini

The Storytellers

by Makanaka Tuwe

Kei Konei tonu ahau

by Rasheeda Woolford

Personalities of the Ranges

by Sandra Coney

Pears, poison and patriots

by Zarah Burnett

Parker Road

by Graeme Gash

You Can’t Make Heritage

by Dave Harre

Henry Atkinson

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

Dawn Chorus

by Lisa Prager

Claiming Natural Resources of Waitakere

by Ivan Pivac

Up the Creek

by Paula Morris

Love and Food from the 1950s to the 1970s: The Family Photographs of Bob Raw

by Robyn Mason

The History of Moire Road

by Dianne Sisley

Online Cenotaph – Researching Local Service Personnel

by Claire Lanyon