HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
Society’s Next Meeting will be held on
6 September 2011
St Ninian’s Hall, Newcombe Crescent, Karori at 7.45 pm
and friends welcome
Speaker, Jenny Jones who describes herself as a feral historian will talk about
her book “No Simple Passage” the story of her great grand-parents’
journey to New Zealand on the London in 1842.
AND ITS PEOPLE
- the launch
have lived through some exciting times recently – starting with the launch of
our book on Sunday 12 June. What a great afternoon - held in the very
gracious venue of Marsden School with a supportive and enthusiastic
audience of well wishers from Karori and beyond and, the icing on the
cake, the sale of a considerable number of books.
and former mayor of Wellington Fran Wilde pitched her launch speech at the right
level to inspire her audience - she was enthusiastic and very appreciative
of the quality of the publication and identified with the stories of the
suburb. She also emphasised the value and importance of community as a
contributing factor to the development of Karori.
We have already thanked Martine Foster, a staff member at Marsden, for the assistance she gave the Society prior to the launch and also on the day. Members of the committee helped in so many different ways on the day to make the afternoon such a success. Thank you all very much.
books have been selling like the proverbial ‘hot cakes’. It has also been
very gratifying for the co-editors, the writers and the publishers to have
received so many compliments about the book – its comprehensiveness, its
general interest, and so on. It was a huge
undertaking for us all but now we can relax in the knowledge the hard work
has paid off. It was a job well done. Members who have not yet bought a book are
urged not to delay.
editor, Jo Elworthy is working on the text for the forthcoming issue but she
needs more material from members. Those who maybe have a draft or two in the
bottom drawer please get in touch with Jo and those who have not yet
ventured into print now is the time to ‘give it a go’.
Jo by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
treasurer reports there are a number of unpaid subscriptions: individual $15 or
family $20. You have been sent a Reminder Invoice if our records say your
subscription is unpaid. The bank account number for those wishing to use
Internet Banking should now be correct. We are pleased to
report that we have received a number of donations – thanks to those
have a new member of the committee – Jeni Bryant. Jeni was away for the AGM
but has since volunteered – we welcomed her at the last committee
president also announced that she will not be available for re-election at the
have been invited by the British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell to hold our
December meeting at Homewood. Vicki has also agreed to give a
short talk on her diplomatic career.
Speaker in June was Joseph Romanos, editor of The Wellingtonian and
Karori resident. Joseph gave an interesting, informative and witty talk about
his involvement with the publication of books about sport and the triumphs
and disasters that inevitably occur.
The president and vice-president have given talks to the Rotary Club of Karori and Huntleigh Retirement Home. The audiences were very responsive and a considerable number of books were sold. The vice-president will be talking to the Onslow Historical Society in November.