HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
Society’s next General Meeting will be held on
5 March 2013
St Ninian’s Hall, Newcombe Crescent, Karori
and friends welcome
the construction of a motorway flyover proposed around the Basin Reserve, it
is a good time to reflect on its unique heritage. Joanna
Newman from Mt Victoria Historical Society will give an illustrated talk about
aspects of Mt Victoria’s history and its importance to Wellington. The title
of her talk is:
In Trust: Basin Reserve Heritage
is a great opportunity for members to learn about the heritage and the values
of this iconic part of the Wellington landscape so please come along on the 5
March and bring your friends and neighbours.
is an archives and records management consultant by profession and convenor of
the Mt Victoria Historical Society. She has been researching local history for
many years and for the last two years she has run a series of lectures for
Victoria University Centre for Continuing Education on Victorian buildings in
Wellington. Currently she is also a member of the Save the Basin Campaign.
Morley was a very entertaining speaker and as well as giving an excellent
account of policing in Wellington around one hundred ago he also brought along
some of his collection of artefacts, including old UK Police truncheons. His
account of the events leading up to Constable Dudding’s murder reminded us of
the changes which have taken place in policing. We also heard that it was due to
Trevor’s persistence that policemen who had been murdered in the course of
duty were recognised by the police force.
editor is currently preparing material for Issue 45. There is
always room for more, especially from those members we have not heard from
before. Contact Jo at 934 7608 or email@example.com
Lions Karnival & Fair:
was held in Ben Burn Park on Sunday 17 February. The Society shared a stall with
the Karori Red Cross to publicise and promote the Society and the work it does.
Copies of Karori & Its People, Terawhiti & the
Goldfieds, The Wreck of the Penguin and an assortment of the most
recent Stockades were available for sale. While our takings were not
large, $100, there were a number of people who will hopefully order from our
website. But it was an opportunity to remind the people of Karori about the
Society and its history. Thanks to Valerie Carter, Jan Heynes and Peter Anderson
for their help during the day and a special ‘thank you’ to Jan for the very
attractive poster she made.
with the skills to design a smart new membership form and Newsletter format is
Bryant has been advised it is not possible to visit Government House until the
new Visitor Centre has been finished which is likely to be sometime in April. As
soon as we know something more definite we will advise members.
Other possible visits:
would like ‘Expressions of Interest’ for the following:
to the Truby King House (and garden)
Bryant will give more details about dates and times etc.
Chevening - the Arts & Crafts/ Art Deco apartment building in Kelburn Parade
on a Sunday afternoon and see what the Price family achieved in restoring this
1929 building. When the Price family bought it they had to make a decision as to
whether it would be demolished or restored. With the required earthquake
strengthening it is now has a Category I.
would be very lucky to have Judy Siers as our guide. Numbers 16-18 - 25 maximum
Afternoon tea will be served.