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Growing up in Remuera

Robyn Bridgman grew up in Burwood Crescent during the early days of the 2nd World War and went to Remuera Primary School.

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Remuera Short Stories

The August 2023 event featured four of Remuera Heritage’s members talking about special objects and collectables and memories of life in Remuera

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New digital exhibition on Jean Batten, NZ’s greatest aviator

New digital exhibition on Jean Batten, New Zealand’s greatest aviator, by Remuera Heritage

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State housing in Remuera

Remuera has many excellent examples of State Houses built from the late 1930s when Labour governed for the first time and were determined to provide quality rental housing to returned servicemen and the working poor.

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Visit to Te Roti on Sunday 17th September 2023

Come and join us for a visit to Te Roti, the former Winstone Macdonald house at 20 Orakei Road. Built in the early 1900s in the Arts and Craft style, it has been adapted for modern living while retaining key heritage features.

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Re-opening of St Heliers Library

“After a year of works this gorgeous heritage library has been lovingly restored. Heritage done well means you can almost not see the changes. As a result of Auckland Council investment our beautiful St Heliers library is future proofed for many generations to come."

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Shooting at Lake St John – Sarah Bernhardt In Remuera

In the late 19th century, Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) was the most famous actress in the world. In 1891 she sailed from San Francisco via Honolulu and Auckland to Australia. Her stay in Auckland was brief but memorable.

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Claude Megson’s Remuera Townhouses

Claude Megson (1936–94) was a brilliant, if controversial, architect and teacher, who built five single-family houses and three townhouses in Remuera during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Short stories of Remuera – next event August 25th 2023

Our next event invites people to give a short talk of 5 to 15 minutes on an interesting topic in relation to living in Remuera, an event that happened in Remuera or a piece of family history or memories of life in Remuera.

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Waitaramoa – Remuera’s natural heritage

Auckland Council has recently completed a new walkway alongside the Remuera stream at the bottom of Portland Road in what was called Waitaramoa Reserve on the corner of Portland and Shore Roads. The environmental works mean the area is now open for the public to explore – it is an incredible local walk of native plants and walkways.

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Barochan 226 Remuera Rd

Barochan at 226 Remuera Road was designed by architect John M. Walker and built in 1916. Extended in 1935 by architect William Gummer,Barochan is a substantial home and one of Remuera’s finest.

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The Remuera Hall and Chapel, 488 Remuera Road (Remuera’s Century-Old Buildings Project)

The two-storey timber building once known as Remuera Hall stands as a valuable remnant of Remuera’s religious, social and commercial history.

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An invitation to Remuera Heritage from Parnell Heritage for Sunday April 30th

Anzac Day to be remembered with Parnell Heritage and Remuera Heritage

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Henry Kulka 1900-1971 (Architects of Remuera) a forerunner of New Zealand modern architecture

Henry Kulka (1900–71) is often cited as a forerunner of New Zealand modern architecture.

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