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Panmure Stories: Keith Simpson - Walking and riding


Kia ora listeners, you have tuned into Auckland Libraries Heritage Podcast - Panmure Stories!

In this track Mr Keith Simpson talks about the types of footpaths and roads in Panmure and about being approached by a land agent regarding his property. Playing tennis in his leisure time and cycling to a hardware store in Otahuhu.

Reference Mr and Mrs Simpson, 1982

Original interviews were recorded by Richard Baker, commissioned by Mt Wellington Public Library in 1982. The project captured recollections of life, work and play from the early 1900s across the changing landscapes of the decades that followed. They offer us a unique and personal insight into Panmure of the past.

Unknown photographer. Aerial photograph of Panmure, showing Panmure Basin (centre distance), the ferro-concrete bridge (left), St Matthias's church and graveyard (centre left), St Patrick's graveyard (centre) and Allen's Nurseries (foreground). Queen's Road runs from the left foreground to the Panmure Hotel in the centre left, 1948. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 1031-P238.

Curated by Renee Orr and Zoe Colling from Auckland Libraries Heritage Engagement team, with Sound production by Sue Berman (April 2021)



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