Pencarrow Lighthouse - Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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Pencarrow Lighthouse - Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Pencarrow Head
Lower Hutt 5013
43 days ago

Pencarrow Lighthouse - Talk & Cycle Tour

The Team from Pencarrow Lighthouse - Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

After the death of her husband in 1855, Mary Jane Bennett kept the light burning at Pencarrow Lighthouse, on top of caring for five children with another on the way. She was the first keeper of a permanent lighthouse, and the only woman to ever hold this position in Aotearoa.

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After the death of her husband in 1855, Mary Jane Bennett kept the light burning at Pencarrow Lighthouse, on top of caring for five children with another on the way. She was the first keeper of a permanent lighthouse, and the only woman to ever hold this position in Aotearoa.

Join Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga at 12:30pm on Saturday 31 October, at the Eastbourne Library, for a talk on this remarkable woman, presented by Nik Bullard (History Communicator, Wellington Museum). Following the talk, you’ve got the option of hopping on a bike and cycling out to see Pencarrow Lighthouse itself.

You’ll need to bring your own bike or hire a bike/eBike to pick up at Eastbourne Library following the talk.

Numbers are limited for the talk, so booking is essential.

Please book by emailing infocentral@heritage.org.nz and specifying you are interested in the Pencarrow Lighthouse event.

Your booking will also get you a special discount on bike or eBike hire.

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