Preserving the history of Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Muriwai, Riverhead, and Taupaki for us all
The first automobile in Kumeu, early 1920s. Barry Birchall identifies the car as a Darracq (about 1903). It may have belonged to Mr Kerr-Taylor. Skeates and Bockaert in Auckland sold the Darracq and it almost certainly had a body built in Auckland by Cousins and Atkin.
Our charitable purpose
To encourage and promote the interest in the history of North West Auckland, which includes Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Riverhead and Taupaki ;
To collect and take steps to ensure the protection and preservation of records, pictures, books, pamphlets, buildings and all objects of historic interest in the area;
To keep records of articles, proceedings, discoveries and the results of historical research in the area; and
To find a site, house or building with a view to establishing it as a museum for North West Auckland.
We are asking for your support
As time passes, the properties in our region are sold and subdivided and built out. Then gradually our older people who lived through the early development and community life are no longer with us, and our history as a community is lost. The Society was set up to work at preserving our history in this area of Auckland. But we need your support.
What we need
Do you or your family have any photos or memorabilia of the early days in North West Auckland? If you do, contact us and we can help preserve it for all.