His­tor­i­cal sto­ries

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

His­to­rian Ed­ward Ben­nett will re­gale fes­ti­val-go­ers with sto­ries from the past at Auck­land Her­itage Fes­ti­val.

‘‘An English po­lice­man ar­rived here in the 1860s and was sent out on the beat. He dis­cov­ered a dead horse on the cor­ner of K Rd. He had sev­eral at­tempts at spell­ing Karanga­hape in his note­book be­fore drag­ging the car­cass around to Pitt St. In the 19th cen­tury, peo­ple ap­par­ently called K Rd ‘the road’ rather than get their tongue around Karanga­hape be­cause ev­ery­thing else in Auck­land was a street,’’ he says.

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