Adams, John. (2023). IMG_20221206_123626 May Road Memorial Park.

Peaceful Puketāpapa: the shaping of a landscape

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Thursday 28 September, 5.30pm-6.30pm


Mt Roskill Library

546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings

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Bookings are required. Bookings are so that people interested in the event get sent reminders, people are also welcome to turn up on the day. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite here: or by contacting Mt Roskill Library on

09 890 8711

Event details

Join us for local historian John P Adam’s lecture on how peace, love, and protest have played out against Puketāpapa’s landscape.

His extensive research on Puketāpapa’s landscape uniquely positions him to discuss how it transformed from a productive wetland for Māori, to a farming ‘idyll’ for settlers and a developed suburb for multicultural communities.

John will examine how ‘peace’ could sometimes be tenuous, with pressures and protests exerted on it from human and natural forces.

Presented by: Auckland Council Libraries

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