Pt Chevalier Historical SocietyMinutes of meeting Thursday 28 April 2011Auckland Horticultural Council Rooms
Meeting started at 10.30 am.Present: 34 peopleApologies: Dick Pope, Edna Lovett, Lucy O’Shea, Margo Croad, Mark McVeighCorrespondence: Charlotte Museum (thanks for donation)
President’s reportAnnual general meeting to be held on 23 June (Horticultural Headquarters) Next meeting re Pt Chevalier car park wall on 30th April
Lisa Truttman (Editor Pt Chevalier Times)Sponsorship needed so magazine could be increased in size to allow publication of more articlesHeather Hannah (Ray White) has agreed to sponsor a ¼ page advert I each issue (many thanks!)
Treasurer’s reporti) 01 account -$2666 00 account-$469ii) Subscriptions paid so far this year-45
Guest speaker: John Fleming on the memories of a principal of Pt Chevalier Primary School
Next meeting:10.30 am Thursday 23rd JuneAuckland Horticultural Council RoomsGuest speaker: Scott Hamilton on Kendrick SmithymanMeeting concluded 11.45am
laundry, which all the white sheets and everything elsethat was white were put in and then they were boiledclean and then put through the wringer to get all thewater out. They were then rinsed in water that hadReckitts Blue in it to keep the whites pearly white, thenthey would be dipped into a bowl of starch, then theywere hung on the clothesline. It was then time to use thewashing board to clean the clothes which was very hardon the hands. Washing day was a very big day and itwas not easy to do the washing when I was a child. Wehad a rotary clothes line which, being normal children,we would swing on when we thought that Mum was notwatching. The steel shaft of the clothesline had a hole init and a steel peg would go into it to stop the clotheslinefrom turning around. My sister Joyce told my brother to put his finger in the hole. Which he did and of coursehis finger was chopped off at the first knuckle and hehad to be taken to Auckland Hospital and have it sown back on. We were so scared at the trouble that we knewthat we were in, It was something that we never didagain. The clothesline was out of bounds.
My younger brother Brian and I would go up BerridgeSt to the “claypits” to play
( which is where the motor-way now runs)
which was where they made the bricksfor the Mental Hospital at Hall corner. One day two boys threw a kitten down one of the cliffs, just for funand laughing, we both started to run and yell at the boys, who then ran away. We rescued the poor littlekitten and took it home. It was injured and my mother took it to the RSPCA. The vet said that it had a back injury, but could live a comfortable life with a lot of loving care, but it would never be able to run properly.
With input from Barrie Leslie
I was born 13 January 1940 and had a sister Joyce andtwo brothers, James Barrie
(he was always known
and Brian. In the 1930s my father and grandfa-ther owned boats, some were yachts, which my father raced at Tauranga, where my father then lived. Hewrecked some, one which was called the
at Tryphena Bay or Rosina Bay at the Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. During the depression of 1929 they would buy a boat and with my father being acarpenter, he would transform it into a yacht and savea lot of money.
In 1938 the house in which my parents lived in Tau-ranga was destroyed by fire and my parents, elder sis-ter Joyce and elder brother Barrie moved to a StateAdvances house, which had just been built in RamaRoad, Point Chevalier, which was not surprising asPoint Chevalier was almost surrounded by water. Itwas a wonderful place for children to grow up in and Ihave very fond memories of it as I lived there all of mychildhood.
On the back porch, there was a large cupboard, one for wood and one for coal which was delivered by Mr Sadgrove regularly to the house. We used it for theopen fireplace in the lounge and for the copper in the
Memories from Ann Daniels(née Leslie)