Auckland Heritage Tours Focus on Purewa’s History
More than 75 people attended Purewa Cemetery’s first Auckland Heritage Festival tours last month.
The tours were part of the festival which is organised by the Auckland Council annually across the city celebrating various aspects of heritage. The theme for this year’s event was Journeys – the stories of how our people travelled to Tamaki Makaurau by sea, air or land, to create a shared future together.
Recognising Two Leading Aucklanders
Two of Auckland’s early leading citizens were recognised at a ceremony at Purewa last month.
Judge Francis Dart Fenton and Sir Edwin Mitchelson were both buried at Purewa but without headstones or plaques to acknowledge their significant contributions to the development of the city. The Purewa Cemetery Trust Board decided to prepare appropriate plaques, which were dedicated at the ceremony on September 21.
Auckland Heritage Tours focuses on Journeys – the stories of how our people travelled to Tamaki Makaurau
Purewa Cemetery is taking part in the Auckland Council’s Auckland Heritage Festival next month.
Purewa will host four separate guided tours led by historians, mostly focusing on some of the early citizens of Auckland from many different walks of life, who helped found and shape this city.
Purewa Opens New Administration Centre
Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium’s newest building, an almost double in size administration centre, was officially opened recently by the Bishop of Auckland, the Right Reverend Ross Bay.