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Mount Roskill (Puketapapa) Historical Society Newsletter October 2013

Mount Roskill (Puketapapa) Historical Society Newsletter October 2013

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Newsletter of the Mount Roskill (Puketapapa) Historical Society
Newsletter of the Mount Roskill (Puketapapa) Historical Society

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Issue 6 Volume 2, October 2013
MT ROSKILL(Puketapapa)
HistoricalSocietyNewsletter
Visit us on the web: 
 
OCTOBER
There’ll be no meeting in
October as we haveplenty to keep us occupied with the HeritageFestival!Brochures are available from libraries or check out the programme on line:
 
... Someone who may be interested injoining the society?If so, please forward our informationon to them. See back page for details.If you haven't paid your subs, pleasesend payment to:Treasurer Peter McConnell,9 Budock Road, Hillsborough.
MT ROSKILL WAR MEMORIALCOMPETITION
 
The Mt Roskill War Memorial Upgradecompetition made the front page of our local Really Roskill publication. If you live
in the area, you’ve probably seen the copybut for those who haven’t the results are:
 
First place to Auckland Universitystudents Thomas Wenjie Huang, Pete PeiWang and Tina Xie because of its simple butattractive design that best providedfor the needs of Anzac Day. The chosenentry will now go to the design team of theParks Department of Auckland Citywho will use it as a starting place for the finaldesign that will be constructed in time for  Anzac Day.The winners received a cheque for $500thanks to donations provided by New WorldMt Roskill, Westpac Bank Roskill Centre,Mad Butcher Roskill Centre and the MtRoskill (Puketapapa) Historical Society. Therunner up entry by Hannah Broatch and JiMin An received a cheque for $100 and $100worth of book vouchers. Residents will getthe opportunity to look at the winning entrieswhen they go on display later in the month atthe Mt Roskill Library and other venuesacross the Local Board area.(
From Really Roskill, October issue)
 
DAYS GONE BY...
CHANGE OF NAME
Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 69, 22March 1945, Page 4
The Post and Telegraph Departmenthas decided to change the name of the
 
Mt. Roskill Post Office to Kings PostOffice. This is considered advisable asthe neighbourhood is more familiarlyknown as Three Kings than Mt. Roskill.
MT. ROSKILL DISTRICT
Auckland Star, Volume LXXII, Issue 198, 22August 1941, Page 2
(By Telegraph.
Parliamentary ReporterWELLINGTON, this day. A largelysigned petition was presented in theHouse of Representatives yesterday byMr Richards (Government. Roskill). Itproposed that legislation be passed thissession to amend the law to provide forall persons having a residentialqualification within the Mount Roskillroad district being given the right tosign a petition for the constitution of the Mount Roskill road district as aborough and to enable them to vote at

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