Link Alliance: the historic Aotea Quarter

Link Alliance: the historic Aotea Quarter

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1 Elliott Street

1 Elliott Street

Auckland, Auckland 1010

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A guided walk where you will learn about Auckland's midtown and some of its more interesting tales.

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Join a guided tour with local historian Edward Bennett to learn about Auckland's original Civic Centre projects, the Queen Street River (Waihorotiu), the Strand Arcade and the new Aotea Station under construction as part of the City Rail Link.

Hear about visits to Auckland from 19th century icons – French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt, Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova and French artist Paul Gauguin. Learn about the fire which destroyed the Auckland Opera House, and the theft of the White Marble Polar Bear.

This guided tour is organised and provided by Link Alliance/City Rail Link as part of the annual Heritage Festival.

Image: Looking west along Wellesley Street East, Auckland with Queen Street (left to right centre), the Civic Theatre (left) and Civic Hotel (right).

Image source: Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 580-9607

www.cityraillink.co.nz

www.heritagefestival.co.nz

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