Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury, Acland family papers, MB 44, item 237.

Ponsonby Presents: Inside the Victorian villa

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Wednesday 27 September, 7.30pm-8.30pm


Ponsonby Community Centre

20 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby

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Step back in time inside a Victorian home in Ponsonby and you'll find more than just random knick-knacks.

Every object was a symbol of the residents' aspirations and hidden agendas.

Architectural Historian Edward Bennett will delve deep into the meaning behind the décor choices of this era of "Conspicuous Consumption" and "Kitsch."

Get ready to be astonished by what Victorian homeowners were trying to convey to their visitors.

Presented by: Love Ponsonby

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