April 2006 Newsletter
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The Birkenhead Museum is open every Sunday 2pm to 4pm
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WORLD HERITAGE DAY.
Sunday 4 June 2006.
Every first Sunday in June U.N.E.S.C.O. (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation.) celebrates World Heritage Day.
For the first time the Auckland Regional Council and local councils are coordinating its celebration here in New Zealand.
Based on the theme, "A Darn Good Yarn,- unwinding the past and knitting the Future together", World Heritage Day is all about educating, learning, embracing and celebrating diverity, showcasing the best of the best, recognising Maori and Pakeha common History. Our heritage is about the past, present and the future.
We have been asked to join in this day's activities by the Northcote and Birkenhead Community Coordinator Jill Nerheny.
Do you know when and where your family arrived in N.Z.and where they first settled?
How did they travel here? Sailing Ship, Steamer, or by aeroplane.
What were the living conditions like then?
On World Heritage Day June 4th, our Museum, Farrington House will be open from 10am until 4pm.
All members and their families are invited by the committee of this society to come along and join in the day’s activities,
We will have many more photographs of the early years and the present times on the display boards, and the computer also will have a power point display of the Story of early Birkenhead/Birkdale that Colleen Durham is working on for us.
If you have any old photos of family, and places of interest of the district, if you would like us to take a copy so they can be stored in our computer for all to enjoy.
We will be able to play some of our Collection of Oral History Tapes and historic videos.
Copies of our collection of photographs can be purchased from Colleen at a nominal cost.
This will be a good chance to bring your children, grand children, neighbours, and friends down to the museum and learn more about the fasinating early days in our own district.
Many new residents have no idea how life was locally before the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in June of 1959.
The North Shore City Council is also planning a Heritage Week later in the year from the 30th of October to the 5th of November.
President. APRIL 2006
MAY 13th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 2pm
St Andrews Church, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead.
Guest speaker is David Verran
who will speak on
The Tank Farm, Northcote, before 1989.
Members please bring a plate
JUNE 4th OPEN DAY at Museum 10am to 4pm.
WORLD HERITAGE DAY.
Come along, bring your families, your friends and your neighbours too.
All are welcome.
JUNE 17th MYSTERY TRIP. Cost $25.00.
Book now with Glad on 483-7545
as seats are filling fast.
Bus leaves the BUS DEPOT at 10.00am or 10.30am at the MUSEUM.
AT ST ANDREWS at 2.00 pm.
COST: $2.00 per person
Members: have you put your stories of days gone by on to paper yet?
We really need your input.