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September 2019

AGM + ‘Brickworks and Potteries of Mt Cook’ talk

September 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
St Joseph’s Church, Brougham St, Mt Victoria
Wellington,

Join us for our AGM, followed by an illustrated talk by Alan Olliver on the brickworks and potteries of Mt Cook. All welcome. PS. We would love to have more members on our committee - if you are interested in putting your name forward, and would like more information, please contact Joanna Newman, ph 3852254 or 027 7577984

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October 2019

Art Deco highlights of Mt Victoria

October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jo Newman will lead a tour of the Art Deco gems of Mt Victoria. Meet: 2.00 pm opposite Owd Trafford, 17 Brougham Street. Duration: approx 1.5 hours. For the enjoyment and safety of all, numbers are limited on each walk, so please let us know if you wish to come: email jonewman@xtra.co.nz . This also means we can let you know if weather forces a cancellation.

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Doctor’s Common heritage area

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue Wellington, New Zealand

Michael Kelly takes us round the Doctor’s Common area, where topography, history & architecture meet in a remarkable urban landscape. Meet: 2.00 pm at the Hawker Street dairy. Duration: approx 1.5 hours. (This walk involves steep steps and hills.) For the enjoyment and safety of all, numbers are limited on each walk, so please let us know if you wish to come: email jonewman@xtra.co.nz . This also means we can let you know if weather forces a cancellation.

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Brickmakers & Potteries of Mt Cook

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue Wellington, New Zealand

Alan Olliver will lead a guided walk round the heart of Wellington’s early brick-making district. Meet: 2.00 pm at Mt Cook Barracks, Tasman Street. Duration: approx 1.5 hours. For the enjoyment and safety of all, numbers are limited on each walk, so please let us know if you wish to come: email jonewman@xtra.co.nz . This also means we can let you know if weather forces a cancellation.

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February 2020

Ellice Street Guided Walk

February 23, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Our first event for 2020 is a guided walk exploring historical Ellice Street with Alan Olliver. Ellice Street residents are also invited to share stories about their houses. Meet at the small park at the bottom of Ellice St where Kent Terrace meets the Basin Reserve. If wet, a cancellation notice will be posted here in the late morning. For further information contact Alan Olliver on 021 1229875.

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September 2020

Public meeting on Wellington spatial plan

September 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tararua Tramping Club, Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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The Mt Victoria Historical Society and the Mt Victoria Residents Association are holding a meeting on Thursday 3 September from 6.30pm to discuss the draft Spatial Plan for Wellington. This represents a significant change from the current policy and District Plan. We want residents to learn about the changes, and to have an opportunity to discuss the different approaches to managing land and development to achieve the type of Wellington we want. Speakers from the Wellington City Council, along with…

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AGM plus talk by Sally McLean on the Majoribanks Street Refuge

September 20, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tararua Tramping Club, Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

Join us for a short Annual General Meeting, following by a talk and afternoon tea. Our guest speaker is historian, Sally McLean, who will talk about the contentious history of the Majoribanks Street refuge,operated as the Wellington Christian Society’s Home for Fallen Women and then as a Salvation Army rescue home from 1885 to 1894. Early in the morning on 19 November 1905, 19-year old Isabella Goodman, an unmarried live-in maid and laundress, quietly gave birth. She woke no-one in…

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October 2020

Guided walk: The Hutchinson Ladies of Brougham Drive

October 18, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet at 31 Brougham Street, 31 Brougham Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Rosemary Bromley from the Mt Victoria Historical Society will lead this guided walk. Hear about the courage, vision, and acumen of Barbara Hutchinson and her three daughters Margaret, Anna and Agnes. See how their lives lived on Mt Victoria well over a hundred years ago determined much of what you can see today. We will begin outside 31 Brougham St, the site where Barbara and her husband Walter first lived in 1857 Places are limited. Register your interest by emailing:…

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March 2021

Paterson St and Wellington Girls’ East College Guided Walk

March 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On Sunday 28th March Joanna Newman and Alan Olliver will present a guided historic walk of Paterson Street ending with a visit to the renovated Wellington East Girls' College main building. We'll meet at the corner of Brougham Street and Paterson Street at 2.30 pm and aim to be at Wellington East at 3.15pm. Highlights include Waring Taylor's house and Ettrick Cottage, then a tour of the renovated main building of Wellington East with its Principal, Gael Ashworth.

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April 2021

Mary Taylor Picnic

April 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mt Victoria lookout Wellington ,

Last year's annual Mary Taylor picnic was cancelled due to lockdown. But it's back! Join us on 11 April 2021 to commemorate the experience of early Wellington resident Mary Taylor, who walked up Mt Victoria to look for a ship to take a letter to her friend Charlotte Bronte. As usual, we are holding a Victorian picnic at the summit of Mt Vic. Come dressed in Victorian costume, and if you can, bring along a Victorian-style afternoon tea. Friends and…

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