Brickmakers & Potteries of Mt Cook

Unnamed Venue Wellington

Alan Olliver will lead a guided walk round the heart of Wellington’s early brick-making district. Meet: 2.00 pm at Mt Cook Barracks, Tasman Street. Duration: approx 1.5 hours. For the enjoyment and safety of all, numbers are limited on each walk, so please let us know if you wish to come: email . This... Read more »

Ellice Street Guided Walk

Our first event for 2020 is a guided walk exploring historical Ellice Street with Alan Olliver. Ellice Street residents are also invited to share stories about their houses. Meet at the small park at the bottom of Ellice St where Kent Terrace meets the Basin Reserve. If wet, a cancellation notice will be posted here... Read more »

Public meeting on Wellington spatial plan

Tararua Tramping Club Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

The Mt Victoria Historical Society and the Mt Victoria Residents Association are holding a meeting on Thursday 3 September from 6.30pm to discuss the draft Spatial Plan for Wellington. This represents a significant change from the current policy and District Plan. We want residents to learn about the changes, and to have an opportunity to... Read more »

AGM plus talk by Sally McLean on the Majoribanks Street Refuge

Tararua Tramping Club Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Join us for a short Annual General Meeting, following by a talk and afternoon tea. Our guest speaker is historian, Sally McLean, who will talk about the contentious history of the Majoribanks Street refuge,operated as the Wellington Christian Society’s Home for Fallen Women and then as a Salvation Army rescue home from 1885 to 1894.... Read more »

Guided walk: The Hutchinson Ladies of Brougham Drive

Meet at 31 Brougham Street 31 Brougham Street, Wellington

Rosemary Bromley from the Mt Victoria Historical Society will lead this guided walk. Hear about the courage, vision, and acumen of Barbara Hutchinson and her three daughters Margaret, Anna and Agnes. See how their lives lived on Mt Victoria well over a hundred years ago determined much of what you can see today. We will... Read more »

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

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

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 »