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Mrs Kate McCosh Clark

Kate McCosh Clark was not only an author, artist, patron of the arts and charities, and doyen of society, she was also an early Remuera land developer and owner.

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From Quarry to Stately House and Garden – 7 Pere Street

The Bond family built an imposing house on Remuera Road next to what was called Mt Hobson Domain c1920 and transformed what had been an abandoned quarry site into a striking terraced garden.

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Resource Consent Granted – 78 Orakei Road

The Resource Consent application on 78 Orakei Road was granted on 23 July 2020, after a review hearing by Council Duty Commissioners.

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Caring for Heritage: Wharema, 34 Portland Road

Recent work on the original homestead of Edward William Payton, at 34 Portland Road, built c1887, have been noted by Remuera Heritage.

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Remuera Heritage Newsletter Archive 2020 –

Missed our newsletters? Read our latest news here.

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Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Campaign

‘Remuera’s Century-Old Homes’ is an exciting new campaign developed by Remuera Heritage to capture and share the stories of some of Remuera’s many historic homes.  

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WW1 Joseph Augustus Humphries (8/4145)

Joseph Augustus Humphries enlisted in December 1915 and sailed for Suez on 1 April 1916 with the rank of Private.

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WW1 Frank Larnach Tate (46402)

Frank Larnach Tate was born on 1 December 1886 and enlisted, in April 1917.

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WW1 Kate Evelyn Wright (22/11)

Kate Evelyn Wright enlistment in April 1915 and is remembered on the Remuera Primary School Memorial Gates.

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Remuera Heritage 2020 Annual Report

Chair's Annual Report to 31 March 2020.

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Memorial Seat on Ōhinerau Mt Hobson

In 1948 members of the Remuera Garden Club began gathering daffodil bulbs for a mass planting on Ōhinerau in memory of the boys from Remuera who their lives in World War I and II.

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The Hellaby Houses

On 20 January 1885, aged 20, Amy Briscoe married 36-year-old Richard Hellaby, a butcher, at St Mark's Church, Remuera, Auckland. Here began the story of the Hellaby family and their homes.

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Daffodils on Ōhinerau Mt Hobson

The daffodil patch on Ohinerau-Mt Hobson has been mown for in-fill planting of additional daffodil bulbs.

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Moving Day 1906: Nos. 9, 15 and 21 Arney Road

The Hubert Earle Vaile 1906 'Moving Day' photograph captures three iconic Arney Road houses. Whilst all three have been significantly renovated over the years, nonetheless they remain early examples of Remuera’s built heritage.

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Plumley House – Seamer House, 515 (195) Remuera Road

Plumley House, later Seamer House, at 515 (195) Remuera Road, was built around 1910 and has had a chequered history.

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WW1 William Morton Ryburn (24058)

William attended Auckland Grammar School and Auckland University College in 1915. Whilst he was still a student, he enlisted on 8 February 1916

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WW1 John Thomson (Tom) Macky

During World War II, Tom was Chaplain Class II (Lieutenant-Colonel), in the New Zealand Chaplains’ Department with the New Zealand Military Forces.

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WW1 Matron Emily Edwina (Beattie) Ross (22/401)

On the 30 December 1916, Emily began service with the New Zealand Army Nursing Service (NZANS) as a Staff Nurse, with the 20th Reinforcements, New Zealand Expeditionary Force.  She was later promoted to a Matron.

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WW1 Eric Howard Perry (16044)

Eric Howard Perry was the youngest child of Catherine Anne Perry (Fisher) and the Reverend Edward Ovenden Perry, living at Brighton Road (now Bassett Road), Remuera.

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Dilapidated Condition of Remuera Railway Station

The condition of Remuera Railway Station is of serious concern. There is graffiti, and rust and rot are taking hold.

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11 Mount Hobson Lane

The villa at 11 Mount Hobson Lane has a history that requires further exploration. It may have been associated with the waterworks on Mount Hobson.

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Remuera Heritage Annual General Meeting 2020

6.30pm, Friday 24 July 2020, at Remuera Library.

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WWI Keith Logan Caldwell M.C., DFC (1122 WWI, 1075 WWII)

Keith had a Remuera childhood at Kings College and became the most successful New Zealand fighter pilot of the First World War, with 25 victories in aerial combat

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