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The Pah Homestead Heritage Tour and morning tea – Tour One

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The Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead

72 Hillsborough Rd

Hillsborough

Auckland, 1345

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Join Richard Bland on a tour to hear some of the curious colonial characters and related events which have shaped the Pah Homestead.

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Saturday 3 October, 10–11.30am

Tickets: $25 (includes morning tea at the Homestead Café)

Pah homestead is a bastion of contemporary art, but you may be surprised to know this building was once the site of heartbreak, ill-advised and villainous deeds all with a generous slice of decadence.

Auckland Council's Heritage Assets Advisor Richard Bland invites you on a tour to hear some of the curious colonial characters and related events which have shaped the Pah Homestead, arguably the grandest 19th century residence in the Auckland region and its exotic park landscape.

Richard reveals all about the secrets and lives of past occupants and you can enjoy a historic- themed morning tea.

Did you know:

  • Ngai Riukiuta, descendants of the Tainui voyaging canoe, settled on the Monte Cecilia site in the 1300s!
  • In 1872 an attempt was made on the life of then owner of the old homestead, Thomas Russell, by a disgruntled associate, Cyrus Haley, who took eight shots through the windows at random!
  • Designed by leading architects Edward Mahoney & Sons and built by Keane and Jenkinson, in the Italianate style made fashionable by Queen Victoria’s Osbourne House, the price tag was £20,000 – a huge sum in the 1870s.

This tour is part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2020.

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The Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead

72 Hillsborough Rd

Hillsborough

Auckland, 1345

New Zealand

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