Captain Michael and Elizabeth Yates, 1890s, NZ Archive of Film.

Captain Michael and Elizabeth Yates: talk and walk

Central Auckland

Frday 29 September, 2pm-4pm, Sunday 1 October, 4pm-6pm and Saturday 7 October, 2pm-4pm


Blockhouse, Jellicoe Park

Corner Quadrant Road and Grey Street, Onehunga

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Koha (any donation)


Bookings are required. Spaces are limited to 30

Contact Cyril Skilton

09 963 7923


Event details

It has been 130 years since Elizabeth Yates controversially won the Onehunga mayoralty and was then subject to much outrage and protest from some quarters.

Onehunga Family History Society offers an hour-long talk about Captain Michael and Elizabeth Yates’ life at the Blockhouse, followed by an hour-long walk through Onehunga, highlighting places of interest in their past.

Presented by: Onehunga Fencible and Historical Society

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