Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Local History display at Glen Eden Library

Glen Eden Library held a very successful local history display on Saturday 14 July.  Members of the West Auckland Historic Society, Glen Eden Protection Society, Friends of Waikumete Cemetery and the Glen Eden Business Association combined to display a range of old photographs, ephemera (public notices and charters) and other documents outlining the development and settlement of the Glen Eden township dating from the 1880's onwards.

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After advertising the event in the Western Leader, the displays attracted hundreds of visitors throughout the day. Library staff working on the day supported the event by dressing up in period costumes.

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The reference section at Glen Eden library includes such titles as: "In those days: An Oral History of Glen Eden" and "An Historic Timeline 1848-1969 describing the Development of the Township of Glen Eden, Waikumete Cemetery and the Railway Line and Station", as well as a number of borrowable books about the history of West Auckland settlement.

Author: Christine Carter, Glen Eden Library

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