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Havelock North 150th Anniversary Talk


Thu 24 Jun 2010, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Havelock North Community Centre, Te Mata Road, Havelock North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Michael Fowler

Historian Michael Fowler will be giving a talk on 24 June 2010 to celebrate the 150th year since the founding of Havelock.

Topics mentioned in the talk will include:
Purchase and history of Karanema’s Reserve; why the site of the township was chosen; naming of the town; the early geography of Hawke’s Bay ─ with the role that the rivers played in road and bridge building; early Havelock businesses and personalities; local government; 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake; the Chambers’ hydro-electric scheme; Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the 1912 naming controversy with Havelock South, leading to a new name ─ Havelock North.

Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Tickets are $10 and available from the Hastings i-site in Russell Street or Poppies Bookshop in Havelock Road.

Proceeds go towards the Hastings Landmarks Trust History Group.