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Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 51, September 2007

Paeroa and District Historical Society Inc.

37 Belmont Road, Paeroa.

PATRONS: Mrs Mona Townshend and Mr Robert Murdock.

IP. PREISDENT: Mrs Vera McMillan.

PREISDENT: Mr Lud Sparks, Phone 07 862 7346.

VICE PRESIDENT: Mrs Vera McMillan.

SECRETARY: Mrs Joyce Kinnaird.

TREASURER: Mrs Ina Houghton.

MEMBERSHIP CONVENER: Mrs Barbara Carden.

MUSEUM CURATOR: Mr Graham Watton, Phone 07 862 8486; 021 164 8891.

VOLUNTEER ROSTER CONVENER: Mrs Vera McMillan.

COMMITTEE: Mesdames Ruth Worthington (resigned May), Mrs Joan Phillips, Merle Brown; Messrs Peter Brown.

PUBLICITY OFFICER: Mr Graham Watton.

OHINEMURI REGIONAL HISTORY JOURNAL EDITOR: Mr Graham Watton.

MEETINGS: Society Committee: Third Monday of each month, except January.

General Meetings of Members: Third Monday of April, June, August October, at 1.30 p.m. in the Museum.

Paeroa and District Museum

37 Belmont Road, Paeroa.

MUSEUM COMMITTEE: Honorar Curator, Graham Watton, Mesdames Heather Dobson, Maureen Thompson, Irene Wallis, Barbara Carden, Messrs Lud Sparks, Tom Carden.

MEETINGS: Museum Committee: First Friday of each month, except January.

Waihi Historical Society

PO Box 49, Waihi.

PRESIDENT: Mr Maurice Roycroft, Phone 07 862 6760.

SECRETARY: Mrs P. Hayward.

TREASURER Mr M. A. Roycroft.

MEETINGS: 4th Wednesday at Waihi Museum and Arts Centre, 54 Kenney Street, Waihi


The Paeroa and District Historical Society and the Waihi Historical Society are not responsible for the opinions and statements of writers in the Ohinemuri Regional History Journal.

Front Cover Design: Concept by Elaine and late Gary Staples. Waihi's well-known icon, the Cornish Pump House, is linked by the Ohinemuri River with the New Zealand and Paeroa icon, the L and P bottle.

The Paeroa and District Historical Society and the Waihi Historical Society sincerely thank Trust Waikato for its generous financial support over many years to enable this Journal to be published.