HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
Society’s next General Meeting will be held on
4 December 2012
St Ninian’s Hall, Newcombe Crescent, Karori
and friends welcome
speaker will be Trevor Morley, a former Wellington detective who now runs his
own security business specialising in security and private investigations.
of his address is: The Life and Death of Constable Vivian Dudding who
was shot and killed in October 1919 whilst attending a ‘domestic dispute’
at a house in Thorndon.
is an avid collector and he will bring along some of his treasures, including
some old UK Police truncheons. Trevor is an accomplished and entertaining
speaker and the topic he has chosen is part of the history of Karori and
Wellington with which we are probably unfamiliar. So come along and learn.
the best efforts of the speaker and John Harper, the technology failed to
function as it should. Fortunately Lydia Wevers is a very accomplished and
interesting speaker and gave a fascinating insight into the life and times of
those individuals and families living at Brancepeth station in the late 19th
century, with special reference to the librarian John Miller.
future we must ensure that our speakers are able to use the technology they
number 44 of The Stockade is now available and copies are included with
Elworthy, the editor, is very keen that The Stockade keeps up its
tradition of interesting and relevant articles about the suburb, and we need
more members to take responsibility for writing them. We are aware there are
several of our members who have the necessary skills – so take the plunge
contact Jo. After all, one of the Society’s objectives is to publish the
results of research
In addition, if you have any ideas about a topic not previously appearing in The
Stockade, please contact the editor on 934 7608 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
you know anyone who would like a copy, please advise our editor – cost $15
plus $1:40 postage.
story competition –
president was recently involved, as a member of the Wellington Region Heritage
Promotion Council, with a short story competition. It was the first time it has
been held and the Council was very pleased with the response. Unfortunately
there were no entries from Karori. The award ceremony was held at Old St Pauls
in October. If it is held in 2013 we hope there will be entries from Karori.
and its People
is the time to be thinking of Christmas presents and what could be better than a
gift of the Society’s pride and joy. It is great value at $50 and we would
urge you to think to whom you might give a copy.
committee is concerned that our membership has declined in recent years. The
committee does not want to wait until there is a crisis before we try and
rectify the situation. We discussed a number of ways to encourage more people to
become members, especially younger people, without resolving the problem. In the
meantime, if anyone has some ideas that we could implement next year we would be
delighted to hear about them.
visit to Government House
Bryant has made contact with officials at Government House, possible dates for a
visit are 18, 19, 20 February 2013.
to believe we will soon be celebrating Christmas – this year seems to have
flashed by. All the members of the committee join with me in wishing everyone a
happy and joyous Christmas and every good wish for 2013.