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Avondale-

Avondale-Waterview
Historical Society Incorporated

March - April 2019


Newsletter
Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor
No. 97

Guest Speakers

We hope to be able to play some snippets of radio histo-


ry for you at the April meeting — a bit of Phil Shone
and Aunt Daisy amongst others. All going well. ☺

Another Whau Plaques Project


The Whau Local Board are funding another round of
plaques outside various points of heritage interest in the
district. More details to come.

The St Ninians memorial trees


John Adam has prepared his report on the trees (thank
you, John). I’ve yet to put together a deputation presen-
tation to the Local Board, to advise them of the trees’
significance, ask if they can be referred for future
scheduling for protection, and if an arborist could take a
look to address some issues John noted regarding the
pohutukawa and the totara.

I’ll put to the April meeting whether we should try to


organise a bit of a commemoration event, perhaps dur-
ing Heritage Festival, with regard to the trees and the
memory of the men they represent. It would involve April Lunchtime Movie at Ryders’
perhaps asking the local Union Parish minister and Cinema, Riversdale Road, Avondale
someone from Mt Albert Grammar (two of the men
were ex-students of MAGS) to take part. Any thoughts 9 April 2019, 10am
around that warmly welcomed.
Undertaking Betty (2002) (aka Plots With a View)
A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and
Avondale images on Auckland Library an undertaker, who has been in love with her
since their childhood, decide to fake her death so
website they can be together.

Movie & roast lunch — $25 per person.


Not trying to toot my own horn — although I am quite Contact Alison Turner: 825-0300
chuffed — but the Auckland Library have recently put
onto their Heritage Images Online site over 300 images
of the redevelopment of Avondale railway station http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/
which I took over the course of 2008 and 2009. To see HeritageImages/index.htm
them go to:
Also — the library’s new Kura pages, incorporat-
Next meeting is ing the various photographic collections into a one
-stop resource, was inaugurated over Auckland
Saturday 6 April 2019, at 2 pm, Anniversary weekend. Avondale and Waterview
St Ninians Hall, St Georges Road, images can already be found there, with more
Avondale. added all the time.
https://kura.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz