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62 Orakei Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Occupying its Orakei Road site for well over 100 years, the two-storey Victorian villa at number 62 has, like many other buildings of its age, an interesting and varied past.

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Kelvin Private Hospital, later Kairahi Guest House, 34 (22) Clonbern Road, Remuera

For much of the twentieth century the large stately house at 34 (22) Clonbern Road was a private hospital and guest-house.

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Mary Jane Milne – Businesswoman, Retailer and Co-founder of Milne and Choyce

Mary Jane Milne was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 16 September 1840. Her family left Ireland in July 1863 and arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, on 26 November 1863.

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Elmstone, 468 Remuera Road, Remuera

Elmstone, 468 Remuera Road, was built for businessman Victor J Larner in 1909-10 to a design by architect B. C. Chilwell.

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Ash Hurst, 93 Benson Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Occupying elevated land and overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, ‘Ash Hurst’ at 93 Benson Road is a grand Spanish Colonial style residence reputedly designed by the preeminent architectural practice of Gummer & Ford.

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Benfieldside – 1 Arney Road, Remuera

This property was owned by the General Trust Board of the (Anglican) Diocese of Auckland (and later the Melanesian Mission Trust Board) until 1983. From the early years of the twentieth century, the property was subdivided and leased.

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Mrs Kate McCosh Clark – Author, Artist, Patron and Society Doyen

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, Remuera

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, Remuera

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, Remuera

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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