Upcoming members’ events

Lecture on ‘Exploring the Terawhiti Goldfields’ by Vivienne Morrell

Tuesday 25 September at 7pm. VUW School of Architecture, 139 Vivian St, Lecture Theatre 2. Doors open 6:30pm.

Terawhiti is the mostly rural area to the west of Wellington that most Wellingtonians would only know by flying over it or seeing it from the Cook Strait ferry. Vivienne researched the history of this area for Heritage New Zealand (formerly Historic Places Trust) and wrote the report for the historic listing of the Albion Goldmining Company remains. At various times from the 1850s to the 1910s the area was a site for gold prospecting – it is the lower North Island’s only example of a large area that includes a range of gold-related sites. Vivienne will give a presentation on the history of the area and, in particular, the goldmining.

Vivienne is on the committee of Historic Places Wellington and once a year teaches an evening class at Wellington High School called ‘City Stories: Wellington’s Architectural Heritage’.


Saturday 17 November 2018, 2pm (to approx 4pm) – visits to some historic buildings in the Wellington CBD (walking). Details to come.