According to Susan Butterworth “Pito-one was a fine place for Māori to hunt or fish but exposed to southerly storms and inconvenient for habitation. Yet here was where the NZ Company chose to establish the first settlement.”
The session will cover themes of Petone's early settlement, industrialisation, and the history and development of Jackson Street. You will see some of Petone's remaining important early buildings and learn about their past and present uses. Come and explore the history of this special place with people who are passionate about it.
Health & Safety
This is an outdoor walk, and will involve traversing footpaths and street crossings in a busy commercial area. Registrants will be advised to dress for the weather in advance, and will be cautioned on the day about traffic and uneven footpaths.
Please wear good shoes and dress for the weather. The tour may be cancelled in bad weather.