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					Devonport Historical and Museum Society
                                                         November 2007
Newsletter                                             Volume 8, Issue 3

Well what a fantastic “Victorian garden
party” we had on Sunday 4 November at the
Museum as part of Heritage Week. My three
year old son had a fantastic time riding the
fire engine and playing with the skittles and
spinning tops—and of course I’d better
mention the police motorcycle sirens that he
                                                             Friday 16
thought were very exciting. It was fabulous
to see so many people enjoying the                           November
Museum and the activities. Read the report
of the event and see some photos over the
page.

We have an exciting fundraising event

                                                              Trivia Quiz Night
coming up next week—a Trivia Quiz night.
It’s going to be a great night so put a team
together, come along and support us and
have a load of fun at the same time —
details in the box to the right.

Don’t forget to mark the Christmas BBQ on
your calendars. We always enjoy the
opportunity to say thank you and Merry
Christmas to our members and volunteers               7.30pm at the North Shore Soccer Club,
and it would be great to see you there.                         Lake road, Devonport
                                                $10 per ticket. Make up a team of 6 - 10 people for a
Good news on the building restoration                  fun night to fundraise for the museum!
project. Check out the details over the page.              Prizes, raffles, lucky door prize!
                                                             Licensed bar, BYO nibbles
Happy reading and we hope to see you at               Tickets available from Helen MacKenzie
the Museum, or a Museum event soon.                 parituhu@parituhu.co.nz or phone 445 6559




                                     Christmas BBQ

                                   Sunday 2 December 3 pm

              Please RSVP for catering purposes - either by email
                 rodcorn@ihug.co.nz or by phoning 445 2776
  Heritage Week                                                                     Heritage Week
 Museum Open Day                                                                         Visits
                                                                              Peter and Warren hosted several
Many visitors both young and old
                                                                              Vauxhall School groups on a series of
enjoyed a very successful day at the
                                                                              Historical walks around Devonport.
Devonport Museum for North Shore
Heritage Week.
                                                                              Rod and Helen hosted groups from
The day was arranged as a                                                     Vauxhall School several afternoons
Victorian garden party with tables      One of the cars on the museum         running and we received lovely letters
and umbrellas outside and morning       drive.                                of thanks.
and afternoon teas served by
volunteers in period dress. Games                                                 Conservation/
for the children included ten pin
bowling, hula hoops, spinning tops                                               Restoration of the
etc.                                                                             Museum Building
MOTAT brought along five vintage
cars, one of the early Whites buses                                           The conservation work on the
used in the 30s in Devonport and on                                           Museum and restoration of the front
Rangitoto, a fire engine and                                                  of the Museum will start in January.
motorbikes. Rides were given in the                                           This is a very exciting project and
fire engine and the 1908                                                      will make a huge difference to the
International horseless carriage and    Phillip Luffman, Helen Cornelius,     life of the building and the
other vintage cars went into the        Bea Munday, Coralie Luffman, Rod      presentation of the Museum.
township.                               Cornelius and Libby Eaglesome in
                                        costume for the garden party
In the morning we had music             posing with a vintage car from
performed by members of the             MOTAT.
Ambiance String Quartet and
Devonport Impromptu Quartet and
The Devonport Silver Band played
in the afternoon.

The Devonport Spinners and
Weavers were there demonstrating
spinning both wool and silk.

The museum had special displays;
one of children's toys and the other
a selection of the vintage wedding
dresses from the museum's
collection.

Many parents, both mums and dads
came along with their children which
made it a very special day all round.   Rod Cornelius in one of the vintage
                                        cars travelling down Vauxhall Road.      Email Newsletters
Thanks must go out to :
•    Devonport Community Radio
                                                                                     Newsletters
                                                                               If you would like to receive
     (The Flea) for air time in
       http://www.theflea.co.nz/                                               newsletters via email,       please
     promoting the event                                                       email your address to
•    MOTAT                                                                     tom.smith@xtra.co.nz
•    The Devonport Silver Band,
     Ambiance String Quartet and
                                                                                       Devonport Museum
     Devonport Impromptu Quartet
     organized by Susan Davis.                                                      Open weekends 2 — 4 pm.
     (Call Susan on 445 6696 if                                                           33A Vauxhall Rd
     you want string music for your                                                        Ph: 445 2661
     event.)
•    Ten Pin Takapuna                                                                      Postal address:
                                                                                     P.O. Box 32 044, Devonport
•    Coralie Luffman from our
     committee and all her helpers                                               http://www.devonportmuseum.org.nz
•    and all those who turned up to                                               Website kindly hosted by iSERVE
     support us.

				
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