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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »