Upcoming Events  

History of Your House Workshops  

Uncover and explore the history of your house.  Have you ever wanted to know about when your house was built and who lived in it before you?  This is one of the main questions Mt Albert Historical Society fields from local residents. We want to make it easier for you so this year the Mt Albert Historical Society is running a series of free presentations at Ferndale House to enable you to exlpore the history of your home.   There are five presentations in the series. Feel free to join us for the whole series or just one.  

Session 5. Nov 3, at 2 pm at Ferndale House, 830 New North Road. Presented by Joanne Greaves, Senior Librarian Local History. Information available at Auckland Central Library and how to find it.

Please register to attend the workshop by emailing info@mtalberthistoricalsociety.org.nz or Phone: 846 4509

Sunday 25 November Christmas High Tea at Ferndale House, 830 New Road at 2.30 pm.

The Auckland String Quartet will perform. Members only. $25 per person. Please register by contacting Judith Goldie at judithgoldie@xra.co.nz or phone 917-6279 or Mary Inomata at mary.inomata@gmail.com or phone 846-4509.

Review of a Recent Event 

As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival 2018 the Mount Albert Historical Society held a heritage walk of Pre-World War One homes and buildings on Sunday 14 October around Mt Albert Road, Oakfield Avenue and Alexis Avenue.  The homes and buildings viewed were fine examples of the cultural heritage of early prominent Mt Albert families who had emigrated from Great Britain.  The weather was fine as 50 people joined John Childs and Mary Inomata for the walk to hear some of the stories associated with the houses.  At 'Lyndhurst' also known as the Clay House Mary's group was spotted by the owner as he worked in the garden and were invited to see the interior of the house.  This was a most generous gesture and was mucdithh appreciated by the fascinated participants. Everyone gathered in the Mt Albert Methodist Church at the end of the walk where a short talk from the minister rounded off a very interesting afternoon.