years since our founding.
The Society turns 50!
This year marks our 50th
anniversary, with the above article in the Karori News, written by Norma
McCallum, leading to the formation of the Karori Historical Society.
While we’re technically slightly late, as the nascent Society first met
in March 1973, we are planning a celebration on Saturday, 24 June, at St
The event will run from 11am to around 1pm, starting with a display of
images and records from our Archives, as well as some records from City
Archives. We will also have a range of publications relating to Karori’s
history to browse, as well as back issues of our Stockade, which people
are welcome to take away.
At midday we will have
some short speeches, including Norma McCallum, who we are pleased will
be able to attend, followed by cutting a cake and a cup of tea. Members
past and present are welcome, as are their friends and family. As well
as this open invitation we will be sending out an invite to past members
and Committee members, please feel free to forward on or let anyone you
think would like to attend.
||Members on an outing, early
Our Society was formed by a group of Karori
residents in 1973 for the purpose of promoting the history of Karori and
its people. We welcome new members, no matter where they live. Click on
any of the following headings to link to that section:
Meetings & Events (updated)
Newsletters 2011 - 2023 (updated)
online Our annual publication 1995 - 2018
Authors Index of
Index of subjects
The Social Review publication
Images of an older Karori (new)
Wellington trams & tolley buses
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do we do?
study of people and places associated with Karori.
preservation of archival items of historical importance.
attention to important historical features in and around Karori.
historical projects by individual members.
links with regional and national historical societies.
meet four times a year and invite guest speakers.
outings to places of historical interest.
We publish a
four times a year.
publish an annual journal The Stockade,
which is free to members (back copies are available). All archived
copies to 2018 are available to be read online at
Archives 2019 but later editions are only available to paid up
members of the KHS. The 2022 edition is in preparation.
are working on digitising our archival collection.
voluntary organisation with limited resources, we regret we are
unable to undertake research on request. However, you are welcome to
use our archives.
Revised & updated edition 2019 by Judith Burch
Originally published in 1991