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Date:  Sunday November 12th and 26th,
Time:  2pm to 4pm

Christmas at Farrington House
Vintage toys on display under our specially decorated Christmas tree.
This is an opportunity to show children examples of old-fashioned, often handmade, toys.

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Date:  Saturday November 11, 2023
Time:  2:00PM
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 105 years ago.

Speakers:  Erica Hannam & Dorinda Duthie
Armistice Day – What happened, how did the end of WW1 have an impact on WW2, where are the WW1 War Memorials on the North Shore? There will be a presentation about topics related to Armistice Day and the opportunity to look at WW1 items from the Museum display, supplemented with items from private collections.

Afternoon tea will be provided. 

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Date: Sat 23 September &  Sun 24 September 

Time:  1 - 4 PM (both days)

Exhibition:  Peace and Love between the Wars - Domestic Life between WWI and WWII

Entry:  Donations / Koha to assist with museum upkeep gratefully accepted.

Photo:  Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections B0176

The photo shows a Peace banner at Highbury Corner, in celebration of Armistice Day and the end of World War One. On the left are the Council Chambers (decorated with nikau fronds and flags) and the Shepherd's house (situated on the corner of Rawene and Hinemoa (Hauraki)Streets). The verandah of Roberts's grocery shop can be seen (right). A bus is approaching from the corner. 
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Date:  Saturday 9 September

Time:  2:00PM
Speaker:  Alec Utting (former president of the Birkenhead Heritage Society)

Roberts – The Birkenhead Grocer
William Ernest Roberts was Alec’s maternal grandfather. Alec will be talking about his
grandfather’s work as a grocer and his involvement in various Birkenhead community groups.
William Roberts opened his grocery shop in 1923. This presentation will be a great opportunity
to find out more about Birkenhead 100 years ago.
Cost - $5 to non-members (to assist museum upkeep).  Afternoon tea provided

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Date:  Saturday 12 August

Time:  2:00 PM

Speaker:  Brian Potter

Venue:  Farrington House, 44 Mahara Road, Birkenhead 0626
Entry:  $5 to non-members (to assist museum upkeep)

Topic:  The Borough of Birkenhead was constituted in 1888.  So what did the area we know as Birkenhead today look like before then?  This talk assumes a nominal date of 1880 and explores aspects of life back then: population and occupations, where people lived, churches, road and water communications, as well as who the original pioneer families were.

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Date:  Saturday 8 July, 2023

Time:  2:00 pm

Speaker:  Erica Hannam

Venue:  Farrington House, 44 Mahara Road, Birkenhead 0626
Entry:  $5 to non-members (to assist museum upkeep)

Topic:  Gumdiggers In Your Backyard

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Date: Saturday, 10 June, 2023
Time:  2:30 pm (after AGM)
Speaker:  David Verran
Venue:  St Andrews, St Andrews Presbyterian Church. 172 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, 0626
Entry:  $2 to BHS members, $5 to non-members (to assist museum upkeep)

Topic:  The Birkenhead Brass Band

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Date: Saturday, 13 May 2023

Time: 2:00 pm

Speaker:  Lee Urquhart 
Topic:  Bottles of Birkenhead presented by Lee Urqhart, a member of the Auckland Historical Bottle and Collectibles Club.  Lee has collected bottles and assorted treasures for 25 years and has a wonderful store of knowledge and advice to share on all things bottles. 
Place:  Farrington House, the Birkenhead Heritage Society Museum, 44 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead

Entry:  Free to BHS members, and $5 for non-members (to assist museum upkeep)

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Date:  Tuesday 25 April ANZAC DAY
Time:  9 AM until 12 PM.

Farrington House, home of the Birkenhead Heritage Museum, will be open on Anzac Day from 9 am until 12 pm.  

Place:  Farrington House, the Birkenhead Heritage Society Museum, 44 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead

Entry:  Free to BHS members, a donation from non-members is appreciated (to assist museum upkeep)

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Date:  Saturday 11 March 2023

Time:  2:00 PM

Slips in Le Roys Bush and some history of the recent upgrade work. 

Presented by Laurie Wesley (Geotechnical Engineer and Lecturer)

Place:  Farrington House, the Birkenhead Heritage Society Museum, 44 Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead

Entry:  Free to BHS members, and $5 for non-members (to assist museum upkeep)

...Past Events 2023

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