About the Society

We enjoy our work and hope you will too.

The Society was formed in September 2000 by a small group of local residents of the Epsom and Mt Eden suburbs who want to promote interest and knowledge and record the history of their district.

Epsom and Mt Eden are significant areas in the early growth of Auckland city and have an interesting and diverse history.

We welcome new members who can add to, learn from, and contribute to the Society. We enjoy our work and hope you will too.

President: Eric Laurenson
Vice-President: Helen Taber
Secretary: Louise Richardson
Treasurer: Brian Allen


The objects of the Society shall be to promote the study of NZ history with particular reference to discovering, preserving and disseminating information about the area centering on the two suburbs of Auckland known as ‘Epsom’ and ‘Eden’.

  • To study the lives of people formerly or presently resident in the suburbs of Epsom and/or Eden.
  • To hold regular meetings where members can share their interests, discoveries and problems and to arrange speakers who can increase members’ understanding of historical processes, prejudices and resources.
  • To produce a regular newsletter to advertise meetings and share matters of interest to members.
  • To increase the public’s and the authorities’ awareness of the desirability of preserving buildings and records of historic value.

New members are always welcome. You can apply using the form below.



We meet bi-monthly at St Andrews Anglican Church hall in Epsom.

Next Meeting :   Monday 3 June 2024 at 2.30 pm

Speaker  Dr Iain Wakefield  Speaking on Dr Thomas Philson


Become a Society member

The Society’s year runs from 1st July to 30th June.  Annual subscriptions are due within 28 days of the AGM. Your subscription entitles you attend meetings, use the library collection and receive regular newsletters.

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