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Audio Heritage Walking Tour of Ponsonby

9/27/2018
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Wander the streets of Ponsonby in Auckland while listening to this guided audio history with storyteller Melissa Fergusson. The recording includes additional insights and contribution from Ponsonby historian Gerry Hill. It’s a great way to gain some historical insight and cool snippets of information about the people, bygone businesses, stories and history of the buildings on Auckland’s famous Strip. Download the Companion Map from the following website:...

Duration:00:35:27

Ep5 - 1940s - Three Bells Shop, Ponsonby Road

10/9/2017
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Noni Bell talks about the family's haberdashery shop that traded on Ponsonby Road in the late 1940s. She remembers the neighbouring shops in the area and recites a charming poem about Ponsonby Central, written by her mother 'Bobo' in the forties. To get in touch, email: planetnarcissus@yahoo.com

Duration:00:19:23

Ep4 - 1950s - Mary Little

9/29/2017
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Mary Little was born in 1942 and grew up in Franklin Road. She’s one of eight children and went to St Patrick’s Convent in Wellington Street. In this episode, Mary talks about Victoria Park, the trams and going courting. Produced in September 2017 as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. Email: planetnarcissus@yahoo.com

Duration:00:14:09

Ep3 - 1980s - Allendale House - Valerie Littlejohn

9/25/2017
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Hospitality pioneer Valerie Littlejohn talks about her bygone restaurant Orsinis which operated in Allendale House, Ponsonby in the 80’s.. Produced in September 2017 as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. Email: planetnarcissus@yahoo.com

Duration:00:23:47

Ep2 - 1950s - Keith Nelson

9/24/2017
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Join Herne Bay resident and former All Black Keith Nelson as he talks about sports, rugby, military training and life growing up around Ponsonby in the fifties – a period when 90% of adults wore false teeth! (Keith was born in Herne Bay in 1938 and went to Bayfield School). Produced in September 2017 as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. Email: planetnarcissus@yahoo.com

Duration:00:37:18

Ep1 - 1950s - Marie Smith & Wayne Andrew

9/23/2017
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A conversations with Marie Smith born in Mt Albert in 1937 and Wayne Andrew born in Mt Roskill in 1947. Topics discussed include School Life, Going Dancing, Milk Bars, Cinemas, and Auckland’s bygone buildings. Produced in September 2017 as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. Email: planetnarcissus@yahoo.com

Duration:00:32:30