High Street has been in existence since 1841, and from the time it was dug out it’s been a place where things started; O’Connell Street was Auckland’s first red-light district. Today is the beginning of the Auckland Heritage Festival, which coincides with Auckland’s 171st birthday on 18th September and First Light on 30th September, and ends on 2nd October. There are tons of events for everyone, including some great heritage happenings in the High Street district:
A Toast To Heritage
Civic Trust Auckland presentation about heritage pubs, followed by self-guided pub-crawl.
-Queen’s Ferry Hotel, Vulcan Lane
-Sun 18 Sept, 4pm
High Street based protector and champion of Auckland’s architectural heritage presents an illustrated talk.
- Ellen Melville Hall, Freyberg Place
- Wed 21 Sept/Sat 1 Oct, 12.30pm
Auckland Walks – Art and Architecture of the City Walks
-Explore four heritage buildings and learn about the dynamic between the galleries and the art displayed within them.
- Wed 21/Sat 24/Wed 28 Sept, 1pm
- Fri 30 Sept, 4.30pm (part of First Light)
- Meet at Harbour Information, Pier One, Downtown Ferry Terminal
For more information and more events, pick up a festival booklet at Unity Books or check out www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/heritagefestival. And next time you’re walking around the district – look up!View Comments