Our past, present and future – Lower Hutt’s heritage
Heritage is about people. Lower Hutt’s heritage buildings and the cultural places important to tanagata whenua represent the people and cultures that came before us – those who contributed to what Lower Hutt is today and who we are as its citizens.
Hutt City Council is proud to host a webinar on the city’s heritage featuring a range of heritage specialists and those with hands-on experience of restoring and caring for heritage buildings and sites.
Watch a recording of the webinar from Thursday 29 October 2020:
Morris Te Whiti Love
Morris Te Whiti Love is from the iwi of Te Atiawa, Taranaki, and Ngati Ruanui. He is a former Director of the Waitangi Tribunal and was Chair of the Wellington Tenths Trust and a trustee of the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust. Morrie has worked on a range of resource management matters throughout his career. He is currently a director and resource management specialist for a consultancy specialising in cultural impact assessments.
Morrie will present on specific sites of importance to mana whenua and the broader community, as well as the need for educating the public on the history of these sites and the challenges of maintaining and protecting them.
Clark Stiles is Hutt City Libraries’ Heritage Specialist, responsible for developing local history resources for public use. Clark will speak on Lower Hutt’s history from the arrival of the New Zealand Company in 1839 to the 1940s when Lower Hutt officially became a city.
Tim Vogel is a Wellington lawyer and a grandson of James and Jocelyn Vogel, who commissioned the design and construction of their home, Vogel House. The expansive Historic Place Category 1 property includes a cottage dating back to the 1880s. Vogel House earned a place in New Zealand history when it was gifted to the government and was, at various times, home to prime ministers and cabinet ministers, as well as Australian diplomats. In recent years, the property was reacquired by the Vogel family.
Jamie Jacobs is Heritage New Zealand’s Director Central Region. Jamie will present on Heritage New Zealand’s “energetic” work to recognise the Modernist architectural heritage of Lower and Hutt and further afield. He will also talk about the aspirations and plans to further research and recognise our Modernist treasures.
Sylvia Allan is a planner by profession with extensive experience in the identification, recognition and protection of heritage. She has been the proud owner of several heritage buildings, and has been involved in the protection of heritage values of Petone’s Jackson and Patrick Streets. Sylvia will present on Petone’s Patrick Street workers’ housing precinct – a fascinating mix of architectural styles and New Zealand’s first attempt at what would become known as state housing.