Porirua Historical Association Inc

 

 

Porirua Historical Association is a member of the New Zealand Federation of Historical Societies and is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of local historical sites and the history of the Porirua area. It meets monthly in the education room at Pataka Museum.

 

Residents who wish to participate in achieving these objectives are invited to become members of the association.

 

For further information please contact the secretary, Brian Mosen, 233 0709 or email brianmosen@xtra.co.nz

Posted 19 January 2015:

PHA ACTIVITIES

The Pāuatahanui Burial Ground is the oldest settler cemetery in Porirua, dating back to 1856.  It overlooks Pāuatahanui village and occupies a former pā site.

 

On Sunday 1 March at 2.00 pm, Sharon Evans, a local resident, will lead a walking tour of the Burial Ground.  She is a genealogist and self-appointed historian who has done extensive research on the land, graves, and people associated with the cemetery.

 

Limited to 20 people, booking essential. Coordinator: Brian Mosen 233 0709

 

Sunday March 8th at 2.00 pm, in the Helen Smith Community Room at Pataka Museum, Dr Kate Hunter, Head of Programme in the School of History at Victoria University is giving a talk called ‘Parcels from Home and Soldiers Stuff’ on the social and cultural impact of WW1 on New Zealand.

 

Porirua Historical Association presents an illustrated talk by Dr Kate Hunter, titled  ‘Parcels from Home and Soldiers Stuff’. Kate Hunter as co-author with Kirsty Ross of ‘Holding on to Home: New Zealand stories and objects of the First World War’. (Te Papa Press, 2014).

Dr Kate Hunter believes the wartime objects in New Zealand’s museum collections can tell many stories of love and friendship, and longing and loss. She uses objects and their stories to illustrate some of the impacts World War I had on those serving overseas, their families and communities.

Sunday 8th March 2015, 2-4 p.m.

Helen Smith Community Room

Pataka Museum, Porirua (Free admission)

The wartime objects in New Zealand’s museum collections can tell many stories of love and friendship, and longing and loss. Dr Kate Hunter uses objects and their stories to illustrate some of the impacts WWI had on those serving overseas, their families and communities. PHA History Coordinator; Brian Mosen 233 0709.

The society started in 1966 and is fast approaching a 50th anniversary. For further information contact Brian Mosen, phone 233 0709 or June Penman phone 236 7438.

Last Updated: 17/02/2015 11:25pm