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

Devonport founding families Down Under: Guided walk

North Auckland

Monday 1 October, 11am-12 noon and Saturday 6 October, 3pm-4pm


Meet at the cemetery sign, Mt Victoria Cemetery

100 A Victoria Rd, Devonport

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No bookings required



Event details

Come and wander the slopes of Mt Victoria/Takarunga Cemetery, formerly known as Flagstaff, which operated from 1858 to 1891.

Your guide will tell you about the final resting place of a selection of Devonport's founding families, whose names are memorialised as street names and parks around the marine suburb: Oliver, Patuone, Duder, O'Neill, Niccol, Burgess, Mays, Wynyard and others.

The tour will outline their important contributions to the formation of one of Auckland's earliest communities. These diverse characters laid the foundations of this seaside suburb from the mid to late 1800s, enriching the colourful history of one of Auckland's earliest communities.

Note that this walk is on uneven ground. Please wear appropriate footwear, especially in wet weather.

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The walk is held in conjunction with the display at Devonport Historical Museum - Learn more

Brought to you by Devonport Historical Museum

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