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The Hidden Stories of the West - West Auckland Heritage Conference

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Titirangi War Memorial Hall

500 South Titirangi Road

Auckland, Auckland 0604

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At the fifth version of the West Auckland Heritage Conference "The Hidden Stories of the West" speakers will share intriguing stories.

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Did you know one man was buried three times at Waikumete Cemetery? Or that the puzzle of the buried dancefloor in the Whatipu Caves is still inspiring artists? What’s the Tale of the Great Whale? And who are considered the wahine toa – strong women – of Te Kawerau a Maki?

On the fifth West Auckland Heritage Conference, this year on the 11th of April 2021, you’ll find out some of the answers. Three keynote speakers will be presenting: Sandra Coney on the Body in the Burning Bach, Robin Taua-Gordon on the history of Te Kawerau a Maki and Michelle Edge on the interpretation of our stories. This will be complemented by more than ten equally fascinating short presentations within the theme of the “Hidden Stories of the West”.

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Member, Sandra Coney, says there are many unknown stories that will delight and captivate in equal measure. “West Auckland is a treasure trove of fascinating stories that deserve a wider audience,” she says. This is an event for everyone interested in the stories of our place, for locals and heritage buffs alike.

There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and mix-and-mingle with the presenters and other guests as the ticket includes lunch and nibbles afterwards. All speakers will be presenting in the Titirangi War Memorial Hall, with presentations projected on a wide screen for maximum enjoyment.

As earlier conferences were sold out, don’t wait too long buying your tickets – please book online via www.westheritageconference or contact Sharon Davies for more information.

Tickets are $20 + booking fee, including lunch and a full day of presentations.

The conference is hosted by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board, in collaboration with the Whau Local Board, libraries and the community.

Picture credits:

Jack Diamond with his camera at the entrance to a cave, Maori Bay, 1957. Photographer: John Thomas Diamond. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, JTD-01E-00495

Trampers performing at cave mouth, Whatipu, 1895. Photographer: Percy Trenwith. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, JTD-18E-00791.

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500 South Titirangi Road

Auckland, Auckland 0604

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