Piringatahi |  Special Collections Up Close: Auckland's volcanoes

Piringatahi | Special Collections Up Close: Auckland's volcanoes

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Central City Library

44-46 Lorne Street

Auckland, Auckland 1010

New Zealand

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Join us in the Reading Room on level 2 to view treasures and listen to talks by our specialist heritage staff.

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Maurice Gee’s creepy, exciting children’s book Under the Mountain is set on the shores of Lake Pupuke and features shape-shifting aliens hiding under Rangitoto and Maungawhau. All three locations are part of Auckland’s volcanic field, first mapped in 1859 by the German geologist Ferdinand Hochstetter. In this session we’ll look at Maurice Gee’s book, Hochstetter’s famous map and other books and photos about volcanoes from the Heritage Collections.

This event is part of Auckland Council Libraries' We Read Auckland | Ka Pānui Tātau i Tāmaki Makaurau.

Image credit: Unknown photographer. View of Takapuna Beach, 1998. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, T6177.

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