Upcoming Events

The Committee decided, at its meeting on Wednesday, that due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the Committee’s control, the Mid Winter dinner – due to be held this Sunday - is postponed until Sunday 7th . August.

Sorry for this late notice.

Sunday 7 August 2022 Annual Midwinter dinner 12:30 start at the Bowling Club 5 Donald Place Please contact Judith Munro Ph.3597228 with your meal selections The meal will be followed by a talk from a prominent historian Richard Greenaway on “The Canterbury Provincial Government Immigration Scheme 1853-1876”

Our Annual BBQ

Sunday February 5 at 4pm. The Annual BBQ

(Note the earlier time than in previous years)

The BBQ will be held at Jill & Trevor Lord’s home 399 Papanui Road, next to our rooms.

Bring your own chairs, cutlery, plates, glasses and drinks. The Society will supply sausages and bread. Please bring a salad to share.

During the BBQ you will have the opportunity to try some outdoor games e.g. swingball, quoits, croquet, golf putting, petanque etc. We welcome other games if you have them.

If wet, this event will be cancelled.

The rooms will be closed for Waitangi Weekend - Saturday 4th – Monday 6th February

Sunday December 5th 2pm – Christmas Meeting

A big thank you to Jill and Trevor Lord who will be hosting our Private Christmas Meeting in their home at 399 Papanui Road.

Members will be asked to share their fun experience with a family car. Perhaps it was the car you first learned to drive in, or your parent’s car with memories of a picnic or family holiday, or perhaps it was your first car. Please bring supporting photos, (5-minute limit).

As this is a Christmas Meeting you are asked to bring along a plate of goodies with a Christmas theme. As this event is being held in a private home, home-made or packaged food would be acceptable. A list will be made of all those present and a sanitiser will be available – as per the “Covid - Private Social Gathering Regulations.”

Please be prepared to speak for 5 minutes on this topic. Bring photos if you like!!

If it's a vintage car - we would love to see it.

March 11-13th 2022 Field trip to Nelson with Simon Courtney

The 2022 Family History Field Trip is to sunny Nelson. Simon has planned an exciting programme, with visits to historic homes, guest speakers and historic tours. Some of your committee, have booked accommodation in the Tahunanui area of Nelson, which is handy to the planned venues. Join us!

Plus, many more interesting visits and talks!

For more details contact Simon directly email simon@gardencity.net.nz mobile 027-484-8449

See further info below

Broadgreen House Museum & Samuels Rose Garden

Broadgreen is a charming cottage beautifully furnished and restored to show family life in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The house was built in 1855 for Mr and Mrs Edmund Buxton and their six daughters and is an excellent example of early colonial cob construction. In 1901, the house was sold to Fred Langbein, whose family lived in the house until 1965 when it was bought by the Nelson City Council.

Melrose Heritage Home

Melrose House is one of the last surviving ‘grand’ historic homes in Nelson, New Zealand. Melrose was built for Charles Watts who arrived in 1841 as one of Nelson's first settlers. Melrose House is a listed Heritage New Zealand home.