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Jo Newman will share with Friends stories of some of Mt Victoria’s colourful characters.
Mount Victoria, first settled in the 1840s by New Zealand Company settlers, is an inner-city suburb of Wellington with a rich history and heritage. The suburb nestles on the sunny slopes of Mount Victoria, known to Maori as Matairangi.
It has been inhabited by a surprising number of non-conformists of both the religious and the behavioural or intellectual variety. Whether famous or not so famous, they have all contributed to the collective histories of our city and in many cases the physical traces of their lives can still be seen in Mt Victoria.
Jo Newman is Convenor of Mt Victoria Historical Society and has been involved with it since it was founded in 1996. She has lived in the suburb of Mt Vic since 1993, in a 1897 cottage, and very early on became interested unique heritage from the beginning. Over the years, her love for the suburb has only grown, as she undertaken extensive research and learned more about the houses around her and the people who once lived in them. In her working life, she has had a career in Archives and Information Management and is currently Archives Manager for ANZ New Zealand.
Ticket includes: free parking and a glass of wine