Photo of  Augustus Braithwaite.
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, AWNS-19200318-31-3.

Ponsonby presents: Tragedy at Ponsonby: the postmaster murder

FreeCentral Auckland

Sunday 11 October, 6:30pm-8pm


Meet outside the Old Ponsonby Post Office

1-3 St Mary's Road, Ponsonby

Map to event location, opens in new window.

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




Bookings are required.
Book online at


Event details

It has been 100 years since Ponsonby's postmaster Augustus Braithwaite was murdered. Not only did the crime cause a sensation in Auckland and beyond, but history was made with cutting-edge technology used to convict the criminal.

Local historian André Taber takes you on this twilight walk to rediscover the events of that fateful evening. Learn about the ill-fated Augustus, his assailant, and the Ponsonby residents, both ordinary and official, who helped to solve the case.

The walk starts and finishes at the old Post Office. It covers some steep uphill sections.

Presented by: I Love Ponsonby

Share this event

Back to top