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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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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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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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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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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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WW1 Young Brothers

Frank Gladstone Rameka Young (46423) and brother, Alec (Alexander) Percy Young (20902) were the sons of the Reverend Henry and Mary Ann Young of "Glenhaven" 52 Brighton (now Bassett) Road, Remuera.

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WW1 Brett Brothers

Brothers Leslie Henry Brett (4/230), Norman Kahioa (Kaharoa) Brett (44926), and Trevor Roland Brett (31588) served in World War I. In 1916, Brett Avenue in Takapuna was named to commemorate the Brett family.

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WW1 John (Jack) Fairburn Stone (4289, 13/148)

John (Jack) Fairburn Stone was born 31st July 1891 in Parnell, went to Parnell District School, then attended King’s College from 1906 to 1908.

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WW1 John William Stoodley (12/2124)

John William Stoodley was the only son of William John Stoodley and Theresa Mary Stoodley, who at the time of John’s enlistment were living in Brighton Road, (part of which was renamed Bassett Road).

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WW1 The Spencer Family

Lucy Charlotte Spencer (nee Nutter) and Percy Spencer, lived in Victoria Avenue, Remuera. There were six children, five brothers, three of whom served in the First World War.

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WW1 Fred and James Sims

Frederick Simms (28809) and younger brother James Eric Simms (38759) were both employed in the same occupation as chainmen prior to enlisting in 1916.

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The Ford House, 4 Garden Road

Reginald Ford designed and built this house at 4 Garden Road Remuera for himself in 1926. It is described as “a colonial neo-Georgian timber house”.

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WW1 The Rogers Brothers

All three sons of Walter and Sarah Rogers of Brighton Road, and latterly Middleton Road, fought in the First World War.

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WW1 The Ready Family

The Ready family, father and three sons, all served in the First World War. All four Ready men are remembered on the memorial at the Kaiapoi Methodist Church, near Christchurch.

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“Carriage” House, 78 Orakei Road

It is highly unlikely that a carriage house, or any other house, was built on the 78 Orakei Road site in 1846. The current evidence suggests that the building may have been constructed c.1870.

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