Next meeting, 1 December 2007, 2.30 pm,Lions Hall.
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No. 30November—December 2007
Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor
Heritage FestivalPrimary School Reunion
There have been over 300 registrations to date for theAvondale Primary School Reunion. Final preparationsare underway for this event.
Dates: 23 and 24 November 2007
The two walks arranged along Great North Road andSt Georges went very well. The first one had around15 in the group, and the second had around 30 or so (Ilost count after I’d counted 18 heads — then an biginflux of people arrived at the last minute). Havinglarge photos with me of past images of buildings andsites along the walk seemed to work very well, andthere were a number of questions asked.
St Ninians Church
Duncan Macdonald, a Society and Avondale Com-munity Board member, came up with an idea to put aproposal to Council for St Ninians, still closed to allusers, as a Heritage Centre/Museum. A conservationplan has been completed for the site by Council.The Society at their last meeting voted to express aninterest in what happens to the site, and that wewould like to have more information from Council.Right now, we can’t commit to anything without fullinformation which can be brought back to a meetingof the Society for a decision. I suppose, yet again —it’s “Watch this space”.
Journal and Newsletter goingelectronic
Avondale Historical Journal
and the Newsletterare now both available by email. If anyone wouldprefer receiving these publications in .pdf format,please send an email to:
This will help keep our production and postage costsdown.
West Auckland HistoricalSociety bus tour
Sunday 20th January 20089.30 am. at Corbans Estate Arts Centre$25.00 (this includes morning and afternoon tea)
Bring your own lunch ! Lunch will be at Aratakithey are providing a room and tea and coffee facili-ties.
The tour will end at Mill Cottage with afternoon teaand a tour of the site.For those coming via the motorway from Aucklandexit at the Lincoln Road exit continue the full lengthof Lincoln Road taking the middle lane at the end,cross straight over the intersection over the railwayline and turn left into the Corbans Estate where wehave arranged for 20 car parks for the day.
Morning tea will be available at the rear of theCorban Homestead. Members will be on site to di-rect and welcome you.
Con Anderson and Ben Copedo are the tour leadersfor the day and will give out a booklet on the placesyou will see. The first part of the tour is the CorbansEstate after which you will board the bus. Guestswill be returned to their cars from Mill Cottage.Book your seat soon!!!!
You can contact us by email or phone (09) 817 8822
To all readers, members and friends Have a safe and joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2008 from Avondale-Waterview Historical Society