Historic milepost, Papakura, 1957 (Auckland Libraries Footprints 07052). Eric Sweet.

The Mystery of the Mileposts


FreeAccessibleSouth Auckland
Date

Tuesday 10 October, 10.30am-noon

Venue

Papatoetoe War Memorial Library

30 Wallace Road, Papatoetoe

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Cost

Free

Enquiries

No bookings required

Details

A joint event between the Papatoetoe Historical Society and the Papatoetoe War Memorial Library.

Bruce Ringer, Team Leader of South Research at Auckland Libraries, explains the origin of a mysterious series of 22 mileposts erected between Auckland and Drury in 1863.

These have often been called 'military mileposts', but were they? Remnants of two mileposts will be on display.





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