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Symonds Street Cemetery Walk with David Verran

Symonds Street Cemetery Walk with David Verran

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  • Sat 27 Feb, 10:00am – 12:00pm


Symonds Street Cemetery, 120 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Join David Verran for this weekend Heritage Walk around Symonds St Cemetery, to learn about some of our early families buried there.

Taking in both Grafton and Newton Gullies, Symonds Street Cemetery is Auckland’s oldest, dating from 1842.

Explore the past through a two hour guided walk by David Verran, local historian, visit the graves of some of Auckland's founding families and learn about the many nineteenth-century communities represented in the burial grounds, including Catholic, Anglican, Jewish, Presbyterian, Methodist and Māori.

Meet at Symonds St Cemetery.

Speakers’ biography
David Verran is a retired librarian, and former Team Leader and local historian of Research Central, Auckland Libraries. David has authored a number of books, most recently Auckland City Libraries: another chapter and The North Shore: an illustrated history. He has also written many articles, including a couple of articles about Isaac Rhodes Cooper for the NZ Society of Genealogist’s magazine “The Genealogist” and Channel Magazine. David is the vice-president of both the Friends of Symonds St Cemetery and Devonport Museum; he is on the committee of the NZ History Federation and also serves as a volunteer for the Birkenhead Museum.

Image: Showing a crowd of people around Captain Hobson's grave in Symonds Street Cemetery. The grave is covered with wreaths to mark the centenary of his death. New Zealand Herald, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1370-199-2

Numbers are strictly limited. Please book with Research Central by email or phone 09 8902412.

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