A Glimpse into the Past

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A few areas bear specific witness to the historical significance of the region, particularly Howick Village.  Stockade Hill and All Saints Church are at either end of the main street, Picton Street.  Both these are of historical significance.  Many buildings through Howick Village and the surrounding suburban streets have plaques commemorating their significance. Take a walk down Selwyn Road past Shamrock Cottage to the beach where European Settlers, known as the Fencibles, arrived in 1847.  

The Howick Historical Village, a local gem and top attraction, is set in Lloyd Elsmore Park and has been created to accurately depict life in the mid to late 1800s.  Other historic buildings can still be found through the region with some large family homesteads now used commercially. 

Musick Point, of strategic significance, was originally home to local Maori, and is now home to an attractive art deco building, part of the radio network used for communication through war and peace.  Pigeon Mountain, one of Auckland’s many volcanic cones, was originally a Maori Pa which later was quarried for road building.  A Maori meeting house, Te Whare o Matariki is in the Howick Garden of Memories, which commemorates the goodwill between local Maori and the European settlers.

As you travel through the region you will see original Churches often located on high ground, as well as beautiful old wooden villas that give a glimpse of yesteryear.

A Glimpse Into the Past
Explore Historic Howick
A Glimpse Into the Past
A Glimpse Into the Past
Howick Historical Village
A Glimpse Into the Past

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