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Avondale-Waterview
Historical Society Incorporated

November—December 2009
Newsletter No. 42

Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor Traffic Control Boxes and
St Judes Church the loss of murals
Photographic Exhibition
Further to the last newsletter. I contacted Auckland
This was very successful — around 330 people City Council, who advised that they don’t have a policy
attended over the two days. A few even came along on citywide of removing the painted traffic control boxes
the two historic walks held in conjunction with the — but the one at the corner of Blockhouse Bay and
event. There is the possibility of another exhibition New North Roads was removed anyway. I’ve discussed
next year, depending on how the St Judes team feel this with local community board member Kathryn
(they all worked very hard on the project). I’ve Davie, who was very helpful in ringing one of the
encouraged the idea of a book to come out of this, with Council contacts I had been able to get to obtain some
proceeds to go to the St Judes Church restoration fund. further information.
In short: keep an eye on your local control boxes which
NZ Federation of Historical Societies are decorated. Take photos of them if possible — I
have been publishing photos online via my own blog,
The Executive Committee for the Federation will have Timespanner. If there are any intersection upgrades
a meeting at the Lions Hall on November 6, which our near the boxes, contact Auckland City and ask what is
Society has offered to host. This will come before … to happen to the murals.
More information as it comes to hand.
The Auckland Regional Gathering, hosted by Remuera
Heritage, on Saturday 7 November.
Other News
AUCKLAND REGIONAL GATHERING Christmas Hamper Raffle
Wanted: non-perishable items for a grocery hamper
SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2009, AT ST JOHN’S
raffle, to be held at our December meeting. Drop off
THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
202-210 ST JOHN’S RD MEADOWBANK items at: Avondale Appliances, Crayford Street West,
10.30AM THROUGH TO ABOUT 4.30PM Avondale, by 1 December.
Trading Table
Programme:
Dawn still welcomes any items for the Trading Table at
10.30am Tour of historic grounds, Chris Honore
12.00 Lunch (Bring your own – we will provide tea and cof- each meeting.
fee) George Shirtcliffe
1-2pm Jenny Carlyon speaking on the process of researching We extend our deepest condolences to AWHS member
and writing local history Cynthia Shirtcliffe, for the death of her husband
2-2.30 pm Roundtable update by attending Historical Socie-
George in October.
ties
2.30-3.30 pm Vanessa James speaking on digital story tell- Guest Speaker
ing. Phil Sai Louie gave us an excellent talk of the history
3.30 pm Afternoon tea – provided. of Chinese in NZ, and on his own family’s background
in October.
COST $5.00
RSVP TO REMUERA HERITAGE INC Any suggestions for a December speaker would be
remueraheritage@gmail.com
welcome.
phone 520 2532, 372 6056; 021 138 8334

Next meeting: Saturday 12 December 2009, 2.30 pm
(NOTE: This is the 2nd Saturday in the month)
Lions Hall, cnr. Blockhouse Bay Road and Great North Road.