Index Wellington Hutt Valley Porirua Kapiti Wairarapa 2015

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Index of Events
Date Event
Daily Buller’s Birds -The Art of Keulamans & Buchanan
Daily How We Used To Be "Windows of Time"
Mon-Sat Petone Old Jail Museum
Sat 5 Sept That Dear Little Home in the Bay
Sat 5 Sept Book Launch: That Dear Little Home in the Bay
Wed 9 Sept Hutt Valley World War I
Sat 12 Sept The Walk of Champions Plaque Laying
Sun 20 Sept Hutt City Discovery Day
Sat 26 Sept Memorial planting and plaque
Sats 5, 12, 19 & 26 Sept Golder Cottage Celebrating Its Place As Upper Hutt’s Victorian Gem
Suns 6 & 20 Sept Heritage Steam Train Rides
Suns 13 & 20 Sept Introduction to Hutt City Libraries Heritage Centre and Collections
Suns 13 & 20 Sept Newspapers as a local history research tool
Sun 6, Sun 20 & Sat 26 Sept Tell Us A Tale (three venues/dates)
Wed 9 Sept Hutt Valley World War I service personnel
Fri 11 Sept Jules Dumont d’Urville
Wed 23 Sept The Land Barons of Wainuiomata
Sun 27 Sept Petone Heritage Bus Tour
Tues 29 Sept Walk To Historic Stonestead

 
Details of Events
Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre
Buller’s Birds -The Art of Keulamans & Buchanan
Learn more about Walter Buller’s 1873 iconic book on NZ birds.
Daily
9.30am - 4pm Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre. Upper Hutt. Free.
Jackson Street Programme
How We Used To Be "Windows of Time"
Again this year we will be doing the "Windows of Time" story-boards. These boards, in landscape or portrait size, depict our buildings, histories and the modern businesses serving our community and will be placed on windows or doors up and down Jackson Street. Visit at your leisure and also take in the Walk of Champions and take time to have a meal or a coffee break in one of the many quality eating places along the street.
Daily
24 hours
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Petone Historical Society
Petone Old Jail Museum
Set in the 1909 Petone jail. Snapshots of the history of Petone and Jackson Street and includes videos of the making of Jackson Street and also the Walk of Champions.
Mon-Sat
11am - 3pm The Jail Museum, Jackson Street, Petone Contact us to arrange group visits at any other time.
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Hutt City Libraries
That Dear Little Home in the Bay
Join us at Hutt City Libraries during September and find out more about Lower Hutt! Andrew Francis presents his research that went into a recent book ’That Dear Little Home in the Bay’ which is a short history of the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home in Lowry Bay, Eastbourne.
Sat 5 Sept
11am-12noon, Eastbourne Library, Rimu Street, Eastbourne. FREE
For more information see http://library.huttcity.govt.nz, email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz or phone 570 6633.
Hutt City Library
Book Launch: That Dear Little Home in the Bay
Author Andrew Francis on Taumaru Military Convalescent Home, Lowry Bay.
Sat 5 Sept
11am-12noon Eastbourne Library, Rimu Street, Eastbourne.
War Memorial Library
Hutt Valley World War I
Keith Garwood, RSA, shares his mapping work identifying homes of Lower Hutt residents who served in WWI.
Wed 9 Sept
6-7pm War Memorial Library, cnr Woburn Rd & Queens Dr. Free.
Petone Historical Society
The Walk of Champions Plaque Laying
We continue this programme of honouring Petone sportspeople. Four plaques will be laid to recognise: 1989 NZ Maori Rugby: Naera Parata 1993-1996 NZ Maori Rugby League Anthony Farmer 1993-1999 NZ Maori Rugby League: Paul Howell 1977 NZ Champions Rowing 8: J Argue, R Lock, C Butchers, D Lock, C Miskimin, T Logan, I Bosherio, V Haar and cox: C Chambers
Sat 12 Sept
Plaques will be unveiled outside Tulsi (304 Jackson St) on Saturday 12 September starting at 10.30am
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Frederic & Margaret Wallis Labyrinth
Hutt City Discovery Day
A fun, family day exploring Hutt Hospital Labyrinth.
Sun 20 Sept
12-4pm Free. Next to Hutt Hospital bus stop.
Frederic & Margaret Wallis Labyrinth
Memorial planting and plaque
Commemorating labyrinth designer Peter Halford.
Sat 26 Sept
10.30am Next to Hutt Hospital bus stop.
Golder Cottage, Historic Place and Museum
Golder Cottage Celebrating Its Place As Upper Hutt’s Victorian Gem
Golder Cottage was built by John Golder for his new bride Jane Martin 139 years ago. This Victorian gem is still furnished virtually as it was when John, Jane and their family - which grew to 12 children of their own plus another two nephews - lived there, including furniture made by John himself on a treadle lathe. Since opened to the public as a pioneer colonial homestead 15 years ago, it has evoked many memories of the past from visitors- and taught hundreds of local children about a New Zealand before the advent of modern day services such as water supply (the hand pump is still in the garden) and electricity- no play -stations or digital devices then! GOLDER COTTAGE is open to the public at 707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, every Saturday in September from 1.30pm-4pm. A small entry fee applies .
Sats 5, 12, 19 & 26 Sept
Open 1.30 - 4pm each Saturday 707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. A small entry fee applies.
Golder Homestead Museum Society, Inc Ph. 528-9855 Email: goldercottage@gmail.com
Silverstream Railway Museum
Heritage Steam Train Rides

Suns 6 & 20 Sept
11am - 3.30pm Silverstream Railway Museum, Reynolds Bach Drive, Lower Hutt.
Hutt City Libraries
Introduction to Hutt City Libraries Heritage Centre and Collections
Join us at Hutt City Libraries during September and find out more about Lower Hutt! Presented by Clark Stiles, Heritage Specialist at Hutt City Libraries.
Suns 13 & 20 Sept
11am-12noon. Petone Library, Britannia Street, Petone FREE
For more information see http://library.huttcity.govt.nz, email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz or phone 570 6633.
Hutt City Libraries
Newspapers as a local history research tool
Join us at Hutt City Libraries during September and find out more about Lower Hutt! Discover how to use the local newspaper resources available at Hutt City Libraries for your local history research. Presented by Clark Stiles, Heritage Specialist at Hutt City Libraries
Suns 13 & 20 Sept
2-3pm. Petone Library, Britannia Street, Petone FREE
For more information see http://library.huttcity.govt.nz, email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz or phone 570 6633.
Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-one
Tell Us A Tale (three venues/dates)
What’s your favourite story about living in Petone? Share your story to be played in our Hall of Memories exhibition at Petone Settlers Museum. We’re making audio recordings for Heritage Month. Take ten minutes out of your day and be part of history.
Sun 6, Sun 20 & Sat 26 Sept
Sunday 6 September 11am - 3pm at Petone Historic Old Jail Museum, 274b Jackson Street and Sunday 20 September, 11am - 3pm at Petone Settlers Museum, The Esplanade and Saturday 26 September, 11am - 3pm at Petone Library, 7 Britannia Street
Jagoda Karac Ivanov, Museum Host Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-one settlers@huttcity.govt.nz (04) 568 8373
Hutt City Libraries
Hutt Valley World War I service personnel
Join us at Hutt City Libraries during September and find out more about Lower Hutt! Keith Garwood, RSA, shares his mapping work identifying the homes of Lower Hutt residents who served in WWI
Wed 9 Sept
6-7pm. War Memorial Library, Corner of Woburn Road and Queens Drive, Hutt Central FREE
For more information see http://library.huttcity.govt.nz, email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz or phone 570 6633.
Lower Hutt Historical Society
Jules Dumont d’Urville
At this meeting of the Society, Hilda McDonnell will speak about the French explorer Jules Dumont d’Urville.
Fri 11 Sept
7.30pm Robert Keown House (formerly Apex House) corner of Queens Drive and Laings Road.
Hilda McDonnell Lower Hutt Ph 971 9788.
Hutt City Libraries
The Land Barons of Wainuiomata
Join us at Hutt City Libraries during September and find out more about Lower Hutt! Gavin Wallace, President of the Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society, talks about his research on early settler families and the huge estates they acquired in Wainuiomata.
Wed 23 Sept
6-7pm. Petone Library, Britannia Street, Petone FREE
For more information see http://library.huttcity.govt.nz, email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz or phone 570 6633.
Petone Historical Society
Petone Heritage Bus Tour
The 2 hour conducted tour will highlight the history of Petone and show our changing landscape and what are proposed local developments.
Sun 27 Sept
2pm - 4pm. Assemble at 2pm at the Petone Community House, Jackson Street, $10 for the bus. Bookings essential - phone Roy Hewson ph 5686449
Roy Hewson, ph 04-568-6449 roy.hewson@xtra.co.nz
Stonestead
Walk To Historic Stonestead
Easy walk along the Hutt River Rail by the Hutt River to the historic Stonestead for some famous Devonshire scones and coffee.
Tues 29 Sept
9am - 1pm Bookings essential T: 022 130 1697.

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