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Naming Manurewa // with Historian Bruce Ringer

9 Oct 2021
Sat 9 Oct 3-4pm
Local writer and historian Bruce Ringer explores the many and sometimes quirky stories of Manurewa through its place, street, building and institutional names.
Event type: 
Festival, Workshop/Seminar, OTHER
Price: 
FREE
Venue: 
Nathan Homestead
Address: 
70 Hill Road, Manurewa Auckland 2102
Region: 
Auckland

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Local writer and historian Bruce Ringer explores the many and sometimes quirky stories of Manurewa through its place, street, building and institutional names. How did Manurewa first get its name? Where are its mountains? Which suburb was named after a gentleman who never set eyes on the place? Which street, park and building were associated with both New Zealand's most notorious divorce scandal and New Zealand's finest cowshed? Why are most of the streets named after racehorses? This talk will provide answers to these questions and many more.

The event will also mark the launch of the Manurewa Historical Society's latest book, 'Naming Manurewa'.

 

Please RSVP: nathanhomestead@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call (09) 267 0180

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Nathan Homestead

1 Jul 2021

Nathan Homestead is Manurewa's community arts centre. The historic Homestead was built in 1925 and is situated on nine acres of exquisite lawn and gardens. It has been kept in its original state and is a unique setting for all types of functions and occasions.