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Love and Music | The Whittakers’ Love Story

As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival with this year’s theme of Love, Peace and Protest, we bring you Joan and Lloyd Whittakers’ Love Story. This one hour performance is held at the Waiheke Musical Museum which they founded, and narrated with music performed from their unique collection of musical instruments. Lloyd and Joan’s courtship ultimately led to the creation of this unique museum. Their love for each other and for old instruments took them from Taranaki to Waiheke Island, where visitors today can see their remarkable collection of carefully restored instruments.

This is a story that deserves to be told. It weaves together many strains: a chance meeting of two young people, music, New Zealand’s early colonial history, and craftsmanship, all underlined by their love not only for each other but for people everywhere.

Come and hear their uplifting story.

Entry by Koha at the door – all welcome, no need to book.


With thanks to our Patrons, Sponsors, Donors, Supporters & Volunteers who make these concerts possible


Saturday 30 September 2023
11:30am - 12:30pm


Waiheke Musical Museum
2 Korora Road, Oneroa
Waiheke Island, Auckland 1081 New Zealand
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Waiheke Musical Museum

BOOKING CHANGES – Due to our limited resources we are no longer accepting bookings by email or phone, and we can only accept online payments by debit or credit card. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert if not sold out, pay by cash or credit/debit card (no surcharge).