Robert Graham, 1880s.
Robert Graham, 1880s, Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 7-A9532.

Robert Graham: visionary landowner of Wenderholm and Waiwera

Family activitiesNorth Auckland

Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays between 26 September-11 October
Sat, Sun and Wed: 1pm-4pm


Couldrey House and Garden, Wenderholm Regional Park

37 Schischka Road, Waiwera

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Adults $5, Children free accompanied by an adult


No bookings required.


Event details

We showcase Robert Graham's enormous role as a distinguished early Auckland pioneer. He was the first Pākehā landowner of Waiwera and Wenderholm and a local politician, who initiated many beneficial public works. His entrepreneurial and hospitable influence at Waiwera and around Auckland will astound you.

Heroic by nature and visionary in his approach to life, Graham survived shipwrecks, saved lives, resolved conflicts, and forged economic success time and again. The home he built for his family beneath the cliffs at Wenderholm is Couldrey House today.

Wander the rooms he inhabited, view rarely displayed objects and discover the stories of one of Auckland’s most influential forefathers.

Presented by: Friends of Couldrey House Charitable Trust

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