Flour to Towers – Josiah Clifton Firth with Lisa Truttman

Where

The Auditorium, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, corner Kitchener and Wellesley streets, Auckland City Centre

Also to be held virtually on Zoom

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When

Wednesday 16 March 2022
12pm-1pm



Cost

Free

Contact

Research Central, Auckland Libraries
arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
09 890 2412

Bookings

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09 890 2412
arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Flour to Towers – Josiah Clifton Firth with Lisa Truttman
Clifton House in Castle Drive, Mount Eden, the home of Josiah Clifton Firth. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 4-8867 Inset: Josiah Clifton Firth. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 34-130

Join Lisa Truttman for this Auckland Heritage Festival talk about Josiah Clifton Firth and his businesses which were an integral part of Auckland's developing economy in the second half of the 19th century.

For over 40 years, Josiah Clifton Firth and his businesses were an integral part of Auckland's developing economy in the second half of the 19th century. He was an ultimate capitalist, riding the waves of opportunity to profit by both his businesses and the Waikato War. He was also an obstinate defender of his own self-interests and a dreamer of dreams that saw the creation of at least two enduring features on the landscape, testaments to his fancies. Join Lisa Truttman as she discusses the life and times of a complex captain of Victorian Auckland industry.

Image: Exterior view of Firth's Castle (Clifton House) in Castle Drive, Mount Eden, the home of Josiah Clifton Firth who added a concrete tower to his wooden house in the late 1870s. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 4-8867
Inset: Josiah Clifton Firth. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 34-130

This event will be held in the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium (Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets) and online via Zoom.

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