1973  Karori Historical Society  2023

Celebrating 50 years since our founding.

50th celebrations


Our 50th anniversary event was held on 24th June at St Ninians. 

Around 40 members past and present, as well as family and guests, were present to celebrate this milestone. Norma was able to come in from Waikanae for the day, and we also welcomed Noeline Stubbs, who was one of the original committee members back in 1973. 

Everyone enjoyed the display of photographs and plans that was put up around the hall, and the collection of publications (many by the Society) were well perused. There were also many old Stockades available to both read and take away. At midday we had a couple of short speeches followed by cake and some morning tea. An enjoyable morning for everyone, and here’s looking forward to many more celebrations to come.

Norma and Adrian cut the cake.

Noeline Stubbs, Norma McCallum and Judy Siers










About us:

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

          Newsletters  2011 - 2023 (updated)

          Stockade online      Our annual publication 1995 - 2018

          Stockade Authors   Index of names 

          Stockade Subjects  Index of subjects

          The Social Review publication

          Images of an older Karori

          Wellington trams & tolley buses




          Contact & Join

      What do we do?

  • Research and study of people and places associated with Karori.

  • The preservation of archival items of historical importance.

  • Draw attention to important historical features in and around Karori.

  • Support historical projects by individual members.

  • Maintain links with regional and national historical societies.

  • We meet four times a year and invite guest speakers.

  • We arrange outings to places of historical interest.

  • We publish a newsletter four times a year.

  • We 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 WCC Archives 2019 but later editions are only available to paid up members of the KHS. The 2022 edition is in preparation.

  • We are working on digitising our archival collection.

  • As a voluntary organisation with limited resources, we regret we are unable to undertake research on request. However, you are welcome to use our archives.

Recent publications

Karori Streets
Revised & updated edition 2019 by Judith Burch
Originally published in 1991