At 10am on Christmas Day at the Takapuna Beach Reserve, there will be a free presentation of a scene from Bruce Mason’s play entitled 'End of the Golden Weather'.
The scene which will be enacted, is set in the 1930’s on Takapuna Beach (Te Parenga in the play) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The work captures the feeling of a semi-rural, laid back Takapuna in the 1930s, when it was still a village.
|Ref: T5502, Takapuna beach, North Auckland Research Centre|
Bruce performed 'End of the Golden Weather' nearly 1000 times, including in Britain, the United States and Edinburgh.
|Ref: T1529, Bruce Mason with his mother, donated by Diana Mason, North Auckland Research Centre|
If weather conditions are poor, the performance will transfer to the War Memorial Hall on the Strand, next to the library.
Auckland Libraries has a number of heritage resources by or about Bruce Mason and his works, which are found in the research centres around the region.
Author: Vanessa Seymour, North Auckland Research Centre