Secret Lives of Stencils

17/06/2021 - 22/08/2021
Wool bale stencil

An exhibition telling the story of an old Kiwi shearing shed practice, which produced some of the country’s earliest export brands that represented New Zealand internationally has reached HighwicSecret Lives of Stencils is an exhibition that celebrates the life and 150-year history of the New Zealand wool bale stencil and aims to preserve the memory of an aspect of our pastoral heritage that is rapidly disappearing.

Event Details


  • Wednesday-Sunday 17 June - 22 August
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm

How Much?

Cost is included in the normal admission to Highwic: Adults: $10, children and Heritage New Zealand members free.


For enquiries, please contact the team at Highwic on (09) 524 5729 or

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  • 40 Gillies Avenue - enter from Mortimer Pass
  • A small amount of parking is available on site for our visitors
  • Newmarket
  • Auckland
  • 1023

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Last admission into the house at 3.45pm.
  • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


Adults: $10 Accompanied children under 18 years: free. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of four children per paying adult. Unaccompanied children 15 years and above and still at school: $8. Onsite parking available. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.