Takarunga Cemetery on Mount Victoria
Photo courtesy of Devonport Historical Society and Museum

Devonport founding families Down Under: Display

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Sunday 30 September to Sunday 14 October:
- Monday to Friday 10am-12 noon
- Saturday and Sunday 12 noon-4pm


Devonport Historical Museum

33A Vauxhall Rd, Devonport

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Event details

A display at Devonport Historical Museum about the lives and livelihoods of a selection of Devonport's founding families. Their final resting place is on the slopes of Mt Victoria/Takarunga Cemetery, formerly known as Flagstaff, which operated from 1858 to 1891.

Names such as Oliver, Patuone, Duder, O'Neill, Niccol, Pitts, Trevarthan, Wynyard and others are all commemorated in the cemetery.

The display details their arrival, occupations, residence, family connections and their contributions to the rich and colourful history of one of Auckland's earliest communities.

For those who cannot join the walks at Mt Victoria/Takarunga Cemetery, this offers an insightful display of founding families and the history of Devonport, in a charming museum setting.

Related event:

Devonport Founding Families Downunder: Guided Walk

Brought to you by Devonport Historical Museum

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