Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

Birkenhead Village presents: Hammonds Highbury heritage guided walk


FreeAccessibleNorth Auckland
Date

Thursday 10 October, 10.30am-12pm

Venue

Nell Fisher Reserve, Birkenhead Library

Corner Hinemoa and Mokoia roads, and Birkenhead Avenue, Birkenhead

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Cost

Free

Bookings

Bookings are preferred

Contact Teri Bonner:

09 486 8559

teri.bonner@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website

birkenhead.net.nz

Event details

William Francis Hammond played a significant role in the development of the Birkenhead area. In 1879 he and his family shifted from Ponsonby to Birkenhead.

Hammond surveyed the Birkenhead area, created subdivision plans and instigated the provision of roads.

He negotiated with the Board of Waste Lands for the provision of land for a park and cemetery. Further negotiations with the Harbour Board saw the construction of the Birkenhead Wharf.


Brought to you by Birkenhead Town Centre Association Incorporated





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