Sunday, 18 May 2014

Omokoroa History Fest, 7th June 2014


Omokoroa History Fest
Saturday 7 June, 10.00am - 3.30pm
Settlers Hall, Omokoroa Road, Omokoroa

$30 entry, includes lunch and bus trip
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
Email - events@westernbay.govt.nz to reserve your space or phone 07 579 6510

Take a bus tour of historic sites in Omokoroa. Hear interesting stories and information from knowledgeable speaker.  Meet people who share your interest in things past.

Programme

10.00am    Morning tea
10.15am    Welcome – Kathy Webb, Jocelyn Hicks
10.20am    “Omokoroa the Past to the Present” Part 1.  Presented by Colin Pettigrew
10.50am    “Early Whakamarama History” – the Timber Mills. Presented by Ann Mackersey
11.20am    “Omokoroa Baches.” Presented by Colin Pettigrew for Chris Wright
11.40am    “The Harbour –the Life Blood of  Surrounding Communities.” Presented by Vivien Edwards
12.10pm    Lunch
1.30pm    Location Bus Trip Points of Interest
        1.    Omokoroa Country Estate-
        2.    Community Church
        3.    Gerald Crapp Reserve, Gellibrand House Site, Gellibrand Carving, Notices, Crapp Wharf, Wai Huri Pa Site, Walkway
        4.    Wharf, Bird notice, View Barge, Matakana Island, Motuhoa Island, Boy Roel
        5.    Bird Viewing Platform
        6.    Wall Estate, Holyoake,
        7.    Old Road connecting Omokoroa & Plummers’ Point
        8.    Barrett Store (1st Supermarket in the BOP)
        9.    Whakamarama & the Tramway, Railway Station   
        10.    Plummer’s Point early Omokoroa Wharf
        11.    Plummer Homestead - A Land Girl
        12.    Huharua Park
        13.    Ongarahu Pa
        14.    Old Highway
3.30pm    Return to the Settlers’ Hall

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