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AvondaleAvondale-Waterview Historical Society Incorporated

Newsletter
September—October 2013 No. 65 Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor

140th anniversary of St Ninians cemetery
October 5 from 9 am we’re holding our open day at St Ninians, with a cemetery walk at 10 am (might do another in the early afternoon if there’s demand.) Brochure for the walk is nearly done, and Council have provided a logo. Alison Turner has arranged with Avondale’s local Florist, Amanda 4 Flowerz, for supply of small flower heads which visitor (and AWHS members) can leave on the graves as a mark of remembrance on the day. Dawn Moffatt has kindly offered to make a supply of sandwiches for light refreshments on the day — could someone else among our members, with a dab hand at the cooking arts, volunteer to make something like scones or pikelets? We could fundraise by selling these for a few dollars a plate on the day. I’ve had an offer of assistance from the Avondale Community Society to supply teas and coffees, which is very much appreciated.

meeting that since Dawn has taken on the Trading Table, she has raised nearly $1000 for AWHS. A great effort. Election of Officers 2013-2014: President: Lisa Truttman Treasurer: Alison Turner Minute-Secretary: Dorothy Maddock Committee: Catherine Farmer Jack Dragicevich Les Murphy Neville Exler Leonie Leman In General Business, Trevor Pollard agreed to contact the Avondale Community Society with regard to painting of the St Ninian’s “burning bush”.

Upcoming Event dates
2 October, 4 pm
Memories of living in Avondale, at Avondale Library. Manjula Patel is looking for volunteers who would like to pop along and share their memories of growing up or living in Avondale in years gone by. Contact Manjula at the library for info.

Annual General Meeting
Alison Turner has very kindly offered to take over the task of contacting and organising guest speakers (thank you, Alison!!) Dawn Moffatt reported that her Trading Table/ Raffles department has raised $316 for the Society since the last AGM — well done, Dawn! Thank you for all your hard work. We made note at the

5 October, 9 am to 4.30 pm
Open Day at St Ninians and our October meeting.

6 October, 7.30 pm
Another night at George Maxwell Memorial Cemetery, organised by St Judes Anglican Church.

9 October, 10.30 am

Next meeting of the Avondale-Waterview Historical Society:

Talk on history of Lynfield, by L Truttman, Blockhouse Bay Library.

Saturday, 5 October 2013, 2.00 pm
at St Ninians, St Georges Road, Avondale

10 October, 10.30 am
Talk on Early Days at Auckland Zoo, by L Truttman, Pt Chevalier Library

12 October, 2 pm
Talk on the history of Three Kings, by L Truttman, Fickling Centre, Three Kings.