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The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps with Alan La Roche

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  • 31 Jul 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Whare Wananga, Level 2 Central City Library, Lorne Street
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand
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  • Cost: Free

The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps 

Auckland's largest military immigration scheme by Alan La Roche MBE, Howick Historian

When: Wednesday 31 July, 12pm - 1pm
Where: Central City Library, Whare Wānanga,
Level 2
Cost: Free
Booking: To secure your place, please contact the Central Auckland Research Centre on 09 307 7771, or complete our online booking form.

The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps of nearly 800 army pensioners settled in Howick, Panmure, Onehunga and Otahuhu in a very sucessful immigration scheme.

They were old "worn-out soldiers", but were to protect Auckland and become settlers. Join Alan La Roche, MBE, Howick Historian as he discusses Governor Grey’s political reason for placing the Fencible settlements.


Speaker bio

Alan La Roche is the founding Director of the Howick Historical Village and leads historical walks of Howick and surrounding districts regularly. He is the author of A History of Howick and Pakuranga and co-author of The Royal New Zealand  Fencibles 1847-1852 and other titles. He is aformer chairman of Auckland Regional Committee of New Zealand Historic Places Trust and Howick Community Board.

Family History Month launch day - 31 July

This event is part of the launch day for Family History Month at Auckland Libraries. Find out about other events taking place on 31 July by clicking on the links below: