In 1889 some 800 women in Auckland were said to be “soiled doves” which if true meant that about 8% of the female population between the ages of 15 and 40 were prostitutes. The reason for so many being “on the game” was more economics and demographics in the new colony rather than the inherent [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Auckland'
June 9th, 2009 · No Comments · New Zealand Audio Guides
May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · New Zealand Activities
If you are visiting Auckland, New Zealand or live nearby then you should make the effort to visit the Auckland Art Gallery. Their new exhibition “Goldie to Cotton” features stories about the people, both the indigineous Maori and the European Settlers, their origins and arrival, significant events, and the transformation of the land of New [...]
March 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Fairs & Festivals, Free Audio Guides, New Zealand Audio Guides
Thursday 9th to Saturday 19th April 2009 View Larger Map About 20 minutes drive west of Auckland, New Zealand is the historic West Auckland district of Kumeu. Originally settled by Croatian migrants who brought with them generations of wine-making heritage. Some of the oldest cultivated vines in the country are out this way and date [...]