Group of mandolin and banjomandolin players, c1930.
Group of mandolin and banjomandolin players, c1930, Dominik Nedjelko Sunde, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collection, RSU-P-0047.

Auckland Libraries online videos: Auckland people and places

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From Saturday 26 September




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This collection of videos themed 'Auckland People and Places' is drawn from a series of oral histories and digital stories featured as part of previous Auckland Libraries exhibitions.

Featuring the following stories:

  • Dominik (Dick) Nedjelko Sunde

    Many Dalmatian families settled in West Auckland in the early 20th century. Dick Sunde and his brothers developed orchards and wine enterprises in Oratia. A keen photographer, Dick also spent time as a bush contractor in the Bay of Plenty. this video features images from the 1920s-1940s reflecting his life in West Auckland and beyond.

  • New Lynn picture theatres

    Recently a new cinema complex opened in New Lynn after several years without a picture theatre. See how this new complex compares with picture theatres in earlier times in the suburb. Dave Pocock recalls his experiences of going to New Lynn’s Delta Theatre as a boy in the 1950s, and into his young adulthood in the 1970s.

  • From Guangdong To Aotearoa an oral history exhibition by Sue Gee

    Using images, sound-bites and text, the exhibition follows the journey of five New Zealand born Chinese women and one man as they trace their ancestral roots back to Guangdong, South China.

  • Glen Eden Stories: Janet Clews

    With a huge contribution to West Auckland, and especially Glen Eden, under her belt, and even a street named after her, you know Janet Clews will have a few good stories to tell. She tells us about her introduction to politics as a local reporter in the early 60s and some of the interesting twists and turns her life took as a result.

  • Glen Eden Stories: Sir Bob Harvey

    Hear former Waitakere City Mayor, Sir Bob Harvey share some of his memories of West Auckland.

Presented by: Auckland Libraries

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