Three key speakers for Historic Places Wellington AGM

The Historic Places Wellington Annual General Meeting on 30 August will be a special occasion this year, with three top speakers invited to talk about significant heritage places in and around Wellington.

Jamie Jacobs
Jamie Jacobs, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taongaexpand/collapse

Jamie Jacobs,  Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Central Region Director, and formerly an architectural historian for the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Historic Landmarks Program, will be speaking about the Category 1 Ashleigh Court building on the corner of Riddiford and Rintoul Streets in Newtown, Wellington.  Jamie is also currently working on a project that explores mid-20th century change in Te Aro, Wellington.

Dr Ben Schrader, a Wellington public historian, with expertise in urban history and built heritage, has had a long research interest in the history of Naenae as a model state housing suburb.  It is from this research that he will be talking about the recent Category 1 heritage listing of the Naenae Post Office.

Chris Cochran, a promient conservation architect in New Zealand and a current board member of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, will talk about the lovely 1860s Category 2 listed Cooper’s Cottage, a colonial working class dwelling, in Ascot Street, Thorndon.  Chris is a long time resident of Thorndon and with his wife Margaret, he owns The Wedge, a Category 1 listed property in Glenbervie Terrace.

The Annual General Meeting is being held on Sunday 30 August, at 2pm, at the Tararua Tramping Clubrooms, 4 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria.