Heritage Tour of Pah Homestead by Trish Northey and High Tea
Heritage Tour & High Tea at Pah Homestead
Four dates available:
Saturday 7 October, 10am–12noon
Sunday 8 October, 10am-12noon
Saturday 14 October, 10am–12noon
Sunday 15 October, 10am-12noon
Tickets: $30 (includes morning tea at the Homestead Café)
This event is part of the Heritage Festival 2023
Join us for a tour of the Pah Homestead, rich in its history of colonial characters, architectural features; with Trish Northey. You will also be treated to the Homestead Café’s special heritage-themed morning tea. This popular event sells out quickly - be sure to get your tickets!
Ever wondered who was lucky enough to live in this magnificent location, considered one of the grandest nineteenth-century residences in Auckland? On this captivating tour, experienced heritage tour leader Trish Northey will regale you with stories about the Pah Homestead’s 170-year history and its intriguing past residents. Following the tour, you will be treated to the Homestead Café’s special heritage-themed morning tea.
Did you know:
- Ngai Riukiuta, descendants of the Tainui voyaging canoe, settled on the Monte Cecilia site in the 1300s!
- In 1872 an attempt was made on the life of then owner of the old homestead, Thomas Russell, by a disgruntled associate, Cyrus Haley, who took eight shots through the windows at random!
- Designed by leading architects Edward Mahoney & Sons and built by Keane and Jenkinson, in the Italianate style made fashionable by Queen Victoria’s Osbourne House, the price tag was £20,000 – a huge sum in the 1870s.