Scout Meeting at Northcote Point in 1910
Scout meeting at Northcote Point, Ref N0109001

Northcote Point heritage walk


FreeNorth Auckland
Date

Saturday 6 October, 10am-10.45am and 2pm-2.45pm
(You can also take a self-guided walk at any time during daylight hours.)

Venue

For guided walks on 6 Oct, meet outside the Northcote Tavern 10 minutes before walk departure time

37 Queen Street, Northcote Point

Map to event location, opens in new window.

Plan your journey on the Auckland Transport site, opens in new window

Cost

Free

Bookings

No bookings required

Event details

Join this guided walk back in time. In pre European times Māori (Ngāti Tai) occupied Northcote Point. Te Onewa Pā was used in times of hostilities. It was well-fortified with palisades and a deep trench, which is still partly visible.

European settlers, mainly of British heritage, arrived in the area from the 1840s. They set about making a living as best they could from farming, fruit growing and establishing early industries making bricks, soap, candles and boats.

Settlers lobbied hard to get a reliable ferry service to Auckland City, which was vital for commuting for work, and transporting fruit and vegetables grown locally and further afield.

Northcote Point's street names reflect its British origins: Queen, King, Prince's and Duke streets. The heritage walk visits Te Onewa Pā and these streets, highlighting points of interest in settlement from the 1850s.

Please email heritage2018.nphps@gmail.com for a free walk guide and map.


Brought to you by Northcote Point Heritage Preservation Society Inc.





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