The Shakespear Family, Park and Sanctuary


Shakespear Regional Park, 1501 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay, Auckland

Meet at the YMCA Shakespear Lodge

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Saturday 8 October 2022




Alison Wesley


Bookings essential, spaces limited to 20

The Shakespear Family, Park and Sanctuary

Alison Wesley is a regular volunteer at the Shakespear Open Sanctuary and shares her in-depth knowledge in this talk.

Hear about the settlement of the land by Māori as well as the use by New Zealand armed forces during the second world war, when it was seen as a suitable point for the protection of Auckland.

Find out more about the Shakespear family, who occupied the land for over 60 years before it was purchased by the Auckland Regional Authority to convert to a public park – the house the Shakespear family built is now a centre for outdoor education.

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