Auckland Libraries: NZ towns' growth

The growth of New Zealand towns

Wednesday 25 September 12pm to 1pm Free

Join Hugh Dickie and enjoy an interactive visualised presentation including fascinating facts about the growth (or otherwise) of our towns and cities, including a focus on Auckland.

​Showing Colman Place from The Square, Palmerston North. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 35-R1068

Misconceptions and historical myths are dealt with, as well as current trends and possible future changes. Based on extensive new research. 

Hugh Dickey has been interested in population studies and demographic research since his teenage years. As a sideline to his teaching and curriculum writing career, he has also authored other research books, and in 2017 “The Growth of New Zealand Towns”, describing the development of 64 of our towns from their earliest years. 

About HeritageTalks 

Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond? Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories. HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated. Booking is recommended although not essential.




​Showing Colman Place from The Square, Palmerston North. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 35-R1068

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