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Orpheus Festival

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  • Sat 9 Feb ’08, 1:00pm – 6:00pm


Rose Garden Reserve, Kiwi Esplanade, Auckland

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  • Free Admission

Annual remembrance of the 189 young men who lost their lives on HMS "Orpheus" in New Zealand's worst shipwreck which happened on the Manukau Bar 145 years ago.

'Firing' of the replica "Orpheus" cannon, parade of youth and service clubs, boats on the water, information tents/kiosks, Treaty2U bus, children's amusements, sausage sizzle, entertainment and concert which includes the Onehunga Jazz Group, the Greater Auckland Chorus and the Manukau Highland Pipes and Drums.

Enjoy the 'family picnic' atmosphere in the Rose Garden Reserve at Mangere Bridge on the shores of the beautiful Manukau Harbour.

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