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David Hay and Son of Montpellier Nursery

David Hay and Son of Montpellier Nursery became Auckland’s pre-eminent nurserymen in the years 1855 to 1933.

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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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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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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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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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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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“Carriage” House, 78 Orakei Road, Remuera

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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Glenesk, 164 Remuera Road

Glenesk was another of the early large houses of Remuera demolished in the mid-1980s to make way for more intensive housing.

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From Remuera with Love – Postcards

A collection of postcards showcasing Remuera from the late nineteen century into the twentieth.

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Vinebank

Vinebank (aka Vine Bank) was a large 10 roomed house on the shore of the Orakei Basin. It’s not known when it was built but its most well-known owner was Frederick Charles Richardson (1852–1918).

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St Anns, 43 Arney Road, Remuera

St Anns was designed by architect Benjamin Charles Chilwell (1879-1950), and built in 1914 for Charles Issac Nathan (1881-1961).

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The Butler House, 3 Otahuri Crescent, Greenlane

On 23 August 2019 Valerie Muir talked about the history of her arts and craft house and how she went about getting it heritage listed by Auckland Council.

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2019 Auckland Heritage Festival – Wilson’s Beach and Jetty by Bruce Renshaw

Bruce Renshaw's interest in Wilson’s Beach and jetty goes back to the 1950’s as a child living at the bottom of Victoria Avenue.

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RMS Remuera

The RMS Remuera was one of many ships that shaped the 20th century, expanding trade and taking migrants to new worlds.

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The Grange Girls Home, 164 Remuera Road

Early in 1957 The Grange Girls Home moved from Herne Bay to new premises at 164 Remuera Rd, formerly Glenesk, on the corner of Remuera and Bassett Roads.

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Remuera Railway Station — Tyer Train Tablet Apparatus

The Remuera railway station had two pieces of Tyer Tablet apparatus.

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Remuera Shops

View a collection of historical photos of the shops in Remuera.

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Remuera Fire Station and the Village Green

The area currently known as The Village Green was originally a works depot for the Remuera Road Board, and later for the Auckland City Council.

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