Enjoy history outings in the sunny Hawke's Bay

Historic Places Hawke's Bay is hosting a number of events in the area over September and October covering a range of topics and locations of interest to heritage buffs and the curious.


Hastings with clock tower and suspended artwork.
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Art Deco Trust Room, Napier: Cranford and Royal Hospitals

Wednesday 7 September at 12 noon.

Elizabeth Pishief, Consultant Archaeologist, and Historic Places Hawkes Bay executive member, will give a lecture on the Cranford and Royston Hospitals, a history of two houses in Hastings. Entry is by gold coin.

Hastings Municipal Building, Hastings: AGM and Municipal Building

Sunday 11th September, at 2pm.

Historic Places Hawkes Bay AGM. The meeting will include a tour of the recently refurbished Municipal Building led by Bruce Allen, Group Manager - Corporate with the Hastings District Council.

MTG Century Theatre, Napier: Women's Suffrage

Monday 19 September, at  12 noon-12.40pm.

The fight for Women’s Suffrage in Hawke’s Bay -  presented by Emeritus Professor, Kay Morris. Kay’s research over 30 years includes historical studies with a focus on women and higher education, education policy, childhood, and women’s work during WWI. She is an associate researcher and curator with MTG Hawke’s Bay and an HP Hawkes Bay committee member. Book your free ticket at: https://store.mtghawkesbay.com/Events/Index

Village Walk, Havelock North: Heritage Trail

Sunday 16 October, at 10.30am.

Led by Barbara Herbert. Meet at Gilmour’s Chemist, at the corner of Middle Road. Parking is available in the carpark adjacent to the meeting point.

To find out more about any of these events, email hb@historicplacesaotearoa.org.nz.