Paterson St and Wellington Girls’ East College Guided Walk

On Sunday 28th March Joanna Newman and Alan Olliver will present a guided historic walk of Paterson Street ending with a visit to the renovated Wellington East Girls' College main building. We'll meet at the corner of Brougham Street and Paterson Street at 2.30 pm and aim to be at Wellington East at 3.15pm. Highlights... Read more »

Mary Taylor Picnic

Mt Victoria lookout Wellington

Last year's annual Mary Taylor picnic was cancelled due to lockdown. But it's back! Join us on 11 April 2021 to commemorate the experience of early Wellington resident Mary Taylor, who walked up Mt Victoria to look for a ship to take a letter to her friend Charlotte Bronte. As usual, we are holding a... Read more »

25th Anniversary of Mount Victoria Historical Society

The Black Sparrow The Embassy Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand

Come join us for a jazz night - roaring 20s style - to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mount Victoria Historical Society Date: Saturday July 24, 7pm till late Venue: The Black Sparrow bar in the Embassy Theatre Come dressed in your finest 1920s outfit - prizes for best dressed! Canapés and cake –... Read more »

Home and Hania Streets – a social history

Tararua Tramping Club Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand

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.

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 »

Digging up the past – life as an NZ archaeologist

Society of Friends Hall Moncrieff Street, Wellington, New Zealand

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 »

Annual General Meeting – Mt Victoria Historical Society

Society of Friends Hall Moncrieff Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Our Annual General Meeting will be followed by a talk. Annette Dunnage-Roy will tell us about her father, Alan Dunnage, a Wellington pioneer in the recording industry.  Annette’s family moved to Mt Victoria around 1956, and her father set up a recording studio in Elizabeth St.  In conversation with Rosemary Bromley, she will describe what... Read more »