Cummins family. Photo supplied by Papakura Museum

Maketu's People: Who They Were, Where They Came From and Their Stories

FreeAccessibleSouth Auckland

Wednesday 11 October, 5.45pm-7pm


Papakura Museum

209 Great South Road, Papakura

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Bookings preferred

Contact Kara Oosterman

09 298 2003



The year 1865 saw an influx of settlers to the Franklin and Papakura districts, including Maketu (now Ramarama).

Many of them were Irish Catholics and within a few years St Brigid's Catholic Church was built at Maketu.

The church has moved on, but the churchyard still holds clues to revealing the stories of the settlers 150 years after their arrival.

Other settlers also have a place here. Together they formed the foundations of the still rural community of Ramarama. Come along and hear their stories.

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