History – Pioneering preacher

Tue, 3 Aug 2021

In 1912, Alfred Oldham wrote an account of his life which included some wonderful anecdotes illustrating the lives of our early settlers. Alfred was born...

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History – Punting in Mahurangi

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Until the 1930s, there were few all-weather roads and ships were the main transportation in Mahurangi. Punts – flat-bottomed, shallow draught, small boats – were...

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History – Before the beginning

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

After four years, Puhoi historian and museum archivist Jenny Schollum has handed over her spot on the Mahurangi Matters’ roster of history contributors to me....

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History – Congress in the ruins

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

Fifty years ago, from May 18 to 23, 1971, the Australasian Architecture Students Association Congress took over the Wilson Cement Works ruins in Warkworth. Over...

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History – Fascinated by the fleet

Wed, 12 May 2021

In August 1925, the American Battle Fleet visited Australia and New Zealand, marking the alliance between America and the British Empire. Albertland photographer Harold Marsh...

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