Auckland Council

Blomfield's Birkenhead

FreeNorth Auckland

Saturday 5 to Monday 27 October


Birkenhead Library or Self Guided from Kaimataara O Waimanawa (walk online
View today from the Platform what Blomfield Painted from Birkenhead, Kaimataara O Waimanawa 35 Birkenhead Avenue

Birkenhead Library, Corner Hinemoa and Mokoia roads, and Birkenhead Avenue, Birkenhead

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Event details

Charles Blomfield was born January 1848 in London, and emmigated with his family to NZ in 1862.

He was attracted to the native bush and began to paint pictures of scenery and historic landscapes of the area.

His most famous painting in 1875 was of the 8th wonder of the world, New Zealand's pink and white terraces. These were destroyed in 1886 by the Tarawera eruption.

The self-guided walk starts at Kaimataara lookout and descends into Blomfields bush from 251 Hinemoa Street.

Brought to you by Kaipātiki Local Board, Friends of Le Roys Bush, Birkenhead Library, and Birkenhead Town Centre Association

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