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Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 53, September 2009

Hauraki District Directory

Paeroa and District Historical Society

37 Belmont Road, Paeroa. Phone 07 862 8942

President: Mr Lud Sparks, Phone 07 862 7346.

Secretary: Mrs Chris. Curry, 31 Station Road, Paeroa 3600. Phone 07 862 9060.

Meetings: Society Committee: Fourth Monday of each month, except January. 9.30 a.m.

General Meeting of Members:

Fourth Monday of May, July, September, 1.30 p.m. in the Museum.

Paeroa and District Museum

37 Belmont Road, Paeroa. Phone 07 862 8942. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hon. Curator: Graham Watton. Phone 07 862 8486.

Meetings: Committee: First Friday each month. 9.30 a.m.

Hauraki Plains Historical Society

President: Lorraine Hayward. Phone 07 867 7107.

Secretary: Tracey Spence. Phone 07 867 7763

Meetings: Quarterly.

Historic Maritime Park

SH2, Paeroa. Phone 07 862 7121. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

President: Colin James. Phone 07 862 8703.

Secretary: Andrew Richards. Phone 07 862 6453.

Meetings: Monthly.

Waihi Historical Society

PO Box 49, Waihi.

President: Mr Maurice Roycroft. Phone 07 863 6760.

Secretary: Ruth Hamilton-Irvine. Phone 07 863 7477.

Waihi Arts Centre and Museum Association

54 Kenny Street, Waihi. Phone 07 863 8426

President: Ollie Richardson. Phone 07 863 8733.

Secretary: Berys Daly. Phone 07 863 3554.

Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month at 5.30 p.m.

Victoria Battery Society Inc.

SH 2, Waikino.

President: Simon Elson. Phone 07 863 7593

Secretary: Rosemary Coppard. Phone 07 863 7422

Meetings: Third Wednesday each month at 7 p.m.

Waihi Walkways Association

Chairperson: Carol Speir. Phone 07 863 3279

Secretary: Annette Bowater. Phone 07 863 8863.

Meetings: Monthly.

Yesteryear Barn

Owner: Laurie Brunt

State Highway 2, Netherton. Phone 07 862 3822


The Publishers are not responsible for the opinions and statements of writers in the Ohinemuri Regional History Journal.

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

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