Auckland Libraries: The lost suburb

The lost suburb of Newton East

Wednesday 17 July 12pm to 1pm Free

Developing a local history book for children 'Barkell and Mr Arkell' with Lynnie Howcroft, Elianna Gabriel, Jade Oskar Harvey and S’Wee H’ng.

Book cover for Barkell and Mr Arkell

Join Lynnie Howcroft and the team, Elianna Gabriel, Jade Oskar Harvey and S’Wee H’ng, behind the children’s book, Barkell and Mr Arkell.


They’ll discuss their tentative journey into self-publishing, and how they developed this true story of characters who lived in Newton East, 80 years before construction of the Newton Motorway Interchange. 


It promises to be an inspirational discussion on bringing history to life, for both adults and children.


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.


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Book cover for Barkell and Mr Arkell

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