Auckland Libraries: Glen Eden's fighting families

Glen Eden's fighting families and WWI

Saturday 17 February 2pm to 3.30pm Free

Hear Sandra Coney speaking about her new book, Gone West: Great War memorials of Waitākere and their soldiers.

Gil Wood, a WWI soldier from Glen Eden, Research West, JTD 18.12-04053
Gil Wood, a WWI soldier from Glen Eden, Research West, JTD 18.12-04053
The book explores ten local First World War memorials, from an oak tree planted at New Lynn School, to rocky memorials on the West Coast, to the RSA obelisk in the soldiers' cemetery at Waikumete. The focus of the talk will be on the families and memorials of Glen Eden, Oratia and Waikumete. 

Sandra Coney will also speak at Titirangi Library on Saturday 24 February at 2 pm, this time focusing on the areas of Titirangi, New Lynn and Kaitarakihi (Huia). 

Waitākere Ranges Local Board member Sandra Coney is a renowned writer and historian. She has written, co-authored and edited more than a dozen books, including On the radar: the story of Piha's World War 2 radar station, published in 2013.

RSVPs are preferred but not essential for this free event. Please call (09) 892 4943 for more information.
Gil Wood, a WWI soldier from Glen Eden, Research West, JTD 18.12-04053
Gil Wood, a WWI soldier from Glen Eden, Research West, JTD 18.12-04053

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