Latest Past Events

Digging up the past – life as an NZ archaeologist

Society of Friends Hall Moncrieff Street, Wellington

Mary O’Keefe, a professional archaeologist, will talk to us about her work. Mary has run her consultancy, Heritage Solutions, since 1996. Prior to this she worked for Historic Places Trust and Department of Conservation. Mary’s work has taken her all round New Zealand, to see some special places and hear some remarkable stories, including projects... Read more »

AGM and talk by Barbara Brookes: The heyday of the YWCA Hostel (115 Brougham St)

Friends Meeting House, Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington Moncrieff Stree, Wellington

Join us for a short AGM followed by a talk by Barbara Brookes, Professor Emerita in History at the University of Otago. Over the year 1916-1917, 1051 young women passed through the Wellington Young Women’s Christian Association’s Hostels, including the one at 115 Brougham Street. Men’s enlistment in the services for WWI meant an influx... Read more »

Home and Hania Streets – a social history

Tararua Tramping Club Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Alan Olliver will present an illustrated social history of these two streets, uncovering a wealth of new material on the residents and businesses, and cultural and recreational activity which has occurred in this part of Mt Victoria.