Historical Walking Tour of Suzanne Aubert Meri Hōhepa’s Wellington

Historical Walking Tour of Suzanne Aubert Meri Hōhepa’s Wellington

Join Sr Sue Cosgrove and follow the footsteps of Suzanne Aubert Meri Hōhepa.

The tour begins at Suzanne’s Historic Crèche (now the Pukeahu Education Centre) in Buckle Street. This was one of the first successful crèches to operate in New Zealand. Around the corner is the Compassion Soup Kitchen in Tory Street, not far from its original location. The response of the Soup Kitchen to hunger and social isolation has been constant since 1901.

Next we will visit St Mary of the Angel’s, the church where Suzanne Aubert’s funeral was held in 1926. Wellington stopped and thousands lined Willis and Boulcott Streets to pay their respects to this extraordinary women who had done so much to help people, regardless of faith or background. The tour finishes at Parliament. Suzanne walked through this part of town visiting politicians and supporters, and mixing her herbal remedies in Molesworth Street.

Limited to 15 people.


Booking is required. Book by emailing events@compassion.org.nz or phone 04 383 7769.

Location: Tour begins at Pukeahu Education Centre, 18 Buckle Street (off Tory Street), Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Duration: 5 hours

Cost: Koha for the Compassion Soup Kitchen

Health & Safety: Please bring suitable walking shoes, water, sunscreen, lunch. Dress for the weather. The walk will go ahead in most conditions.

Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre Te Pouhere Taonga o Meri Hōhepa, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion Te Piringa Pūaroha o Te Whaea Tapu

Sr Sue Cosgrove, Sisters of Compassion, will lead the tour.

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