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Wed 31 Jul 2013, 12:00pm–1:00pm

Where: Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: seonaid2

Family History Launch Day at Auckland Libraries

The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps of nearly 800 army pensioners settled in Howick, Panmure, Onehunga and Otahuhu in a very sucessful immigration scheme.

They were old 'worn-out soldiers', but were to protect Auckland and become settlers. Join Alan La Roche, MBE, Howick Historian as he discusses Governor Grey’s political reason for placing the Fencible settlements.

Speaker bio
Alan La Roche is the founding Director of the Howick Historical Village and leads historical walks of Howick and surrounding districts regularly. He is the author of A History of Howick and Pakuranga and co-author of The Royal New Zealand Fencibles 1847-1852 and other titles. He is aformer chairman of Auckland Regional Committee of New Zealand Historic Places Trust and Howick Community Board.

Family History Month launch day - 31 July

This event is part of the launch day for Family History Month at Auckland Libraries. Find out about other events taking place on 31 July by visiting the Library website:

10am - 12pm: A morning with Richard III
2pm - 3pm: Using DNA to solve genealogical puzzles
3.30pm - 4.30pm: Writing family history for magazines and newspapers

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