The Forrest Memorial Plaque - sited at the base of Pukeora Hill, in Waipukurau Hawkes Bay. The arboretum was created in 1993 as a place for trees and memories.
Photo by Gavin Sheehan, 2018

Takapuna / Milford / Forrest Hill WWI street names: Heritage trail

FreeAccessibleNorth Auckland

Saturday 6 October, 11am-1pm


Potters Park

Cnr Anzac Street and Lake Road, Takapuna

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No bookings required

Contact Gavin Sheehan:

020 4064 1246


Event details

Gavin Sheehan guides you through Takapuna, Milford and Forrest Hill to reveal and explain the history behind eight streets, all named after locals who fell during the First World War.

All but two of these streets feature memorial plaques noting their namesakes. Gavin Sheehan and the Takapuna North Community Coordinator, Sarah Thorne, have recently gained funding to make and install the last two plaques in time for the Auckland Heritage Festival. This will complete this unique set of eight plaques in time for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, in November.

What you need to know:

Walk will be done in two stages, i.e. walk four sites in Takapuna, drive to Milford, walk further four sites. You may join in for as many or few sites as you wish.

Brought to you by Takapuna North Community Trust

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