At the time of writing, a 90-year-old cottage which wasremoved from Henderson in 1987/1988, relocated at WesternSprings on land leased from Auckland City Council to theAuckland Horticultural Society to serve as a “caretaker’scottage”, then removed again in September 2011, is inHobsonville awaiting either sale or demolition.
It would be beneficial to the community memoryremaining if one of Henderson’s 20th century identi-ties of the cottage could return to the district in whichit was built.
Eileen Rosie May ewey
, described in 1987 as one of Henderson's oldest residents when she died, left the Hender-son Borough Council her land at the corner of Edmonton andGreat North Road as a reserve, establishing Newey's Corner.Edges of the property were used to widen the intersection,with Miss Newey's approval. The Council advised the
at the time that the house "will be made avail-able free for removal to an approved community group." Themayor ofHenderson at the time, Assid Corban, described Miss Newey as a school teacher of many years, who took great in-terest in the Henderson community. "She taught me at school, and many generations of Henderson people, she went beyond the bounds of a normal school teacher in the area."
Memories of Miss ewey (gathered by Trevor Pollard)
(Oratia) delivered the paper (
He would roll it up tight and try to throw it downon to Miss Mewey’s verandah. She was his teacher at Henderson School.
said Miss Newey, a lovely lady, lived with her parents on the corner of Great NorthRoad and Edmonton Road. She asked him once to go from school to Henderson Village to buy her lunch. Her umbrella turned inside out, and he feared punishment but Miss Newey just patted him onthe head and said, “It’s all right, just an umbrella.”
said his 5 older brothers were taught by Miss Newey. She was greatly respected.
(nee Corban), volunteered to go down to Miss Newey’s cottage. This was keenlysought after as her mother would give you a sweetie or cake. She was also Mary’s Sunday schoolteacher at St Michael’s, as well as an accomplished lawn bowler. Well-respected and kind — Miss Newey also taught several of the Corban family.
From Henderson Primary School Centenary (1873-1973) booklet, page 31
“Miss Newey, who still lives in Henderson, has in her own words, “Taught two generations of chil-dren.” Hers has been a long association with Henderson School, as pupil 1920-1925, probationaryassistant 1931, assistant teacher 1936-1937 and 1943-1947 and as infant mistress 1959-1963. In all
Detail from DP 7645, LINZ records, crowncopyright