HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
Societyís Next Meeting will be held on
6 March 2012
St Ninianís Hall, Newcombe Crescent, Karori
and friends welcome
speaker will be Vicki Treadell, The British High Commissioner, who will speak
about her diplomatic career.
to the first meeting of 2012
trust that everyone enjoyed a peaceful and happy Christmas, and that the Year of
the Dragon will bring prosperity and good health to us all. After a wonderfully
sunny Christmas Day the weather has been rather indifferent but that is
something we cannot control.
will be served after the talk.
the British High Commissioner had to attend a high level delegation in Auckland
which prevented her speaking to us, Richard Nanson was a very satisfactory
alternative. Richard has had a lifetime in the horticultural world and he gave
us a very interesting and informative talk about his own career and something
about the history of the garden at Homewood. Following his talk we enjoyed
refreshments in the reception room at Homewood.
copy of The Stockade, number 43 2011 is enclosed with this Newsletter.
Congratulations to our editor Jo Elworthy for an interesting selection of
and its people
good news is that due to a very enthusiastic response from the public before
Christmas the Burchís garage was bare and still the requests for copies of the
book kept coming. The better news is that at our first 2012 committee meeting we
agreed to do a reprint of 1000. We believe there is still a lot of interest in
our book within Karori and Wellington, and also in other parts of New Zealand,
particularly the North Island. We realise the sales will
probably not be as rapid as the first printing, but we believe with some
strategic advertising and our members spreading the word, we will eventually
sell them all. We hope the reprint will be available in 3-4 months.
- New Committee Members