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St Augustine Church, Petone

Evening Post 27 July 1897 The first annual meeting of members of St. Augustine Anglican Church, Petone, was held last evening, the incumbent (the Rev. J. Jones) presiding. The Churchwardens, in their report, regretted that the total receipts for the year left a small deficit, the total receipts being £155 0s 5d. Archdeacon Fancourt had […]

Johnson, Lottie Augusta

Hopton, Sarah Augusta

Clement, Augusta Lavinia

Preservation Post – Issue 65 – August 2019

Boulcott, Augusta

August, Unknown Which August

August, Violet

August, William George

August, William Lionel

August, Robert Maskell

August, Robert Maskell

August, Sarah Jane

August, Stella Eleanor

August, Sydney Meredith

August, Sydney Raymond

August, Thomas

August, Lucy Mary Ann

August, Mary Annie

August, Marylyn

August, Maurice

August, Molly Eden

August, Noeleen Isabel

August, Nola Rubina

August, John Edward

August, John Lewis

August, John Samuel

August, Joseph

August, Leslie

August, Lionel Edward

August, Lorna

August, George Hornby

August, Herbert Lewis

August, Ian Robert

August, Ina Joy

August, Ivy Myrtle

August, James Hornby

August, Joan Esther

August, Cyril

August, Dennis

August, Eileen Elizabeth

August, Ernest John

August, Francis George

August, Geoff

August, George Ball

August, George Hornby

August, Allen Ian

August, Ashley Meredith

August, Child

August, Clarence

August, Claud James

August, Conrad Walter

August, Cyril

August, Alice Jean

World War With Taita Connection

Full Name William Henry Alsop Rank Last Held Private Forename(s) William Henry Surname Alsop War World War I, 1914-1918 Serial No. 46255 First Known Rank Private Occupation before Enlistment Gardener Next of Kin C.E. Alsop (brother), Cottle”s Lane, Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force Embarkation Unit 25th Reinforcements Auckland […]

Upper Hutt Dance

Evening Post 20 October 1938 UPPER HUTT DANCE FOUR HUNDRED GUESTS A highly successful dance was held recently by the Upper Hutt Women”s Division of the Framers” Union in the public hall, Taita. About 400 guests attended this popular function. Many pretty frocks were worn, and the effective stage decorations of arum lilies, flowering currants, […]

Traveller Rest Hotel

Hutt City Council Online Database Main Title: Cash flush needed to buy new church Imprint: 2000 Notes: Indexes: Filing Cabinet Summary: Lower Hutt”s Baptist Church seeks to sell its Woburn Church in order to move into the former Dux factory warehouses in Laery Street. The Puriri Street property was bought in 1929 and the brick […]

The Pines

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Albert Hayward, Date: 29/10/1902, Taita Old Monumental, Lower Hutt, Burial Records, Vol 1 Evening Post 16 October 1902 FUNERAL NOTICE THE Friends of the late Mr. Albert Charles Hayward are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the Pines, Nainai, at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, for Taita Cemetery. E. […]

The Oaks

Mr. and Mrs. George Buck, who arrived in 1842, were very well known identities of Taita, and Mrs. Douglas Buck now lives where the old home, a hotel which rejoiced in the name of “Honeymoon Cottage,” once stood. The timber for this home was pit-sawn and came from the virgin bush. The Buck family lived […]

Tennis Club

more under query taita club Evening Post 21 August 1895 TAITA TENNIS CLUB. A CONCERT will be given in the Oddfellows” Hall, Lower Hutt, on SATURDAY, 24th August, in aid of the above Club. Miss Sampson, late of Gee”s Company, has been induced to appear. Addmission – Front seats, 1s 6d; Back, 1s. Evening Post […]

Taita School

check Hutt Grammar and Commercial School as well Hutt City Library Oneline Database Main Title: Old Taita School reunion 1859-1972: souvenir Imprint: 1972 Notes: Indexes: Filing Cabinet Summary: History of Old Taita School, now replaced by Taita Intermediate on the former site. The Primary School, Avalon stands on what was once I. Wilson”s market garden […]

Taita Public Cemetery

page 5 … For many years after Christ Church was built, Methodist and Presebyterian members of the Taita community were buried in the churchyard beside their Anglican neighbours. A question was asked at a Vestry meeting in 1886 about ”non-members of the Church being interred in “Christ Church” cemetery at the Taita, there being a […]

Taita Hotel

Hutt City Library Online Database Main Title: Taita Hotel Imprint: 1923 Notes: Indexes: E7 Summary: Second Taita Hotel. Proprietress was Mrs McInnees. No electricity at this time. It was added by electrician Mr Feist later in 1923. Windmill was for extra water. Language: English Subject: Hotels Heritage resources – photo in scrapbook attached to AA […]

Taita British And Foreign Bible Society

Evening Post 2 December 1924 A branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society was formed on Friday afternoon at Taita. Mrs. Mabey held a drawing-room meeting at her residence, and. invited Mrs. Florence Porter (organising secretary) to speak upon the work of the society, the world wide work of translation, revision, printing, and circulation […]


Evening Post 2 August 1893 MR. W. BROWN will Address a Meeting of the Hutt County Ratepayers re Tollgate Question at Mr. Tait”s Room, Taita, Lower Hutt, on SATURDAY, 5th August, at 7.30 p.m. Evening Post 23 August 1893 NOTICE, A MEETING of the Hutt County ratepayers will be held, to further protest against the […]

St Philip

Hutt City Library Online Database Main Title: St. Philip”s Anglican Church Imprint: 1977 Notes: Indexes: E5 Summary: Stokes Valley, May 1977. First vicar 1964. Language: English Subject: Churches — Epuni, Naenae, Taita, Stokes Valley Heritage resources THE EARLY YEARS OF ST, PHILIP’S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN STOKES VALLEY Typed by Angus Jones On the 13th December […]

St John

Wellington Indepedent 3 October 1863 THE DIOCESAN SYNOD the account starts in the Wellington Independent 1 October 1863 … PARISHES … The Rev G. H. Johnstone, the clergyman who has been labouring for the last two years with great assiduity at the Lower Hutt, has announced to me his intention of resigning his charge on […]

St James Church

St James Church articles on paperspast. 1st article saw with St James Church query was dated 24 April 1850 – St James Church, River Hutt Record Title : Wakefield, Edward Gibbon 1796-1862 Deed of gift of land to Messrs T B Hutton, J P R Barton, S S Braithwaite, A H L Collett, H Taylor […]

Scarlet Fever 1884

Evening Post 4 August 1884 Scarlet fever is at present ver prevalent at the Upper Hutt and Taita. Nearly a dozen cases are said to be under treatment.

Rev Thomas Biddulph Hutton

See Thomas Biddulph Hutton Rev Evening Post 5 November 1930 CHURCH JUBILEE ST. JAMES”, LOWER HUTT INTERESTING HISTORY OLD-TIME CHARM A church building should, by its general atmosphere, impart to the worshippers a feeling of calm restfulness and engender an attitude of mind which relegates material things to a secondary position. St. James” Anglican Church, […]

Rev J R Neild

Hutt News 24 October 1934 TAITA ANGLICAN CHURCH. ENJOYABLE SOCIAL. FAREWELL TO REV. REYNOLDS. A very enjoyable social organised by the committee of the Anglican Church, Taita, was held last Friday, the occasion being a farewell to the Rev. H. V. C. Reynolds and a welcome to his successor, the Rev. J. R. N. Neild. […]

Rev H V C Reynolds

Hutt News 24 October 1934 TAITA ANGLICAN CHURCH. ENJOYABLE SOCIAL. FAREWELL TO REV. REYNOLDS. A very enjoyable social organised by the committee of the Anglican Church, Taita, was held last Friday, the occasion being a farewell to the Rev. H. V. C. Reynolds and a welcome to his successor, the Rev. J. R. N. Neild. […]


Paperspast query Waterloo Line Hutt City Library Online Database Main Title: [The electrification of the Hutt line and the Haywards railway proposal] Imprint: 1953- Notes: Indexes: Filing Cabinet Summary: 2 newspaper articles from the Evening Post about Railway projects: (a) Promise of electric units through Hutt now this year (EP 8 Jan.1953). [Wellington-Taita elctrified section […]


Hutt City Library Online Database Main Title: Post Office at Taita opens this week Imprint: 1946 Notes: Indexes: Filing Cabinet Summary: A temporary Post Office building (pending permanent premises) opened in August 1946 with a staff postmaster to tramnsact all classes of business. Project claim that mail comes from Lower Hutt rather than through Taita […]

Other Hotels In Hutt

Lower Hutt Past and Present 1941 … In October, 1840, there were at least five inns or taverns on the Petone beach. There are still only five licensed houses in the Lower Hutt and Taita districts. The first hostelry in the Hutt was Burcham”s Aglionby Arms, at the Village of Aglionby (see Historical plan.) It […]

News Post Agents

Evening Post 12 May 1868 Agents for the Sale of the Evening Post … Taita – Mr. W. Cleland … Evening Post 2 October 1871 John Ross, General Storekeeper, Taita. The highest price given for produce. – Agent for the Evening Post, copies of which can be had on arrival of coach. – Evening Post […]


Wellington Independent 4 January 1851 The Brethren of the Rose of the Valley Lodge of Odd Fellows, M.U., celebrated their Anniversary last Wednesday, at the Rose and Crown Tavern (sic), River Hutt. A very numerous party, consisting of the Members of the Order and many of their friends, sat down to a sumptuous dinner provided […]

Land Split

Record Title : [Creator unknown] Taita district 1940 [copy of ms map]. 1940 Reference Number : MapColl-832.4794gbbd/1940/Acc.37623 Physical Description : Diazo photoprint, scale indeterminable, 64 x 45 cm. Quantity : 1 map(s) Scope and Contents : Cadastral map of the Taita district, from Lincoln Ave northeast to CT 228/154, showing numbered sections, acreage and owner”s […]

Hutt Valley Gun Club

Evening Post 21 October 1910 CLAY PIGEON COMPETITION. A clay pigeon-shooting competition was held yesterday at the grounds of the Hutt Valley Gun Club, Taita. The following are the results: Open Handicap, twenty-one birds.- H. Jensen, £15, 20 birds, 1; T. Skippace, £5, 17 birds, 2; H. Hancock and J. Simpson divided third (£3), and […]

Hutt Rifles And Militia

Wellington Indenpent 20 March 1860 THE MILITA The Militia was balloted for on Saturday. Two hundred men are required; but to make up for deaths and departures, three hundres names were drawn. Only the first available two hundred will be called for actual service. As the desire for information relative to the names drawn is […]

Hutt Motorway

Evening Post 20 February 1939 WEEKEND TRAFFIC WESTERN HUTT ROAD PARTS STILL UNFINISHED OLD ROUTE MEANTIME QUICKER For the first time the general public had free use of the new Western Hutt Road, during last weekend, and as most motorists abroad then were anxious to try out the new auxiliary highway, it was well patronised. […]

Flooding In 1939

Evening Post 12 December 1938 query Taita Evening Post 17 August 1939 query Taita Evening Post 12 December 1939 … HUTT VALLEY EXTENSIVE DAMAGE HEAVY LOSS OF STOCK RECORD RIVER RISE “I am 64 years of age and never have I known such a flood as we experienced yesterday,” said Mr. Frank Benge, of Te […]

Early Land Sales

New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator 23 October 1841 Village of Richmond. MESSRS. JOHN and GEORGE WADE have the honour to announce that they have received instructions from T. M. PARTRIDGE, ESQ., To submit to public competition, at the New Exchange Room, Te Aro, on Saturday, October 30, 1841, the whole of his COUNTRY SECTION, […]

Diptheria 1896

Evening Post 11 August 1896 The Health Officer of the Hutt County Council (Dr. Purdy) has reported an out-break of diphtheria at Taita. One child has died, but steps have been taken to prevent further infection, and the doctor does not think there is any necessity to close the school.

Diptheria 1874

Wellington Independent 10 January 1873 According to clauses 17 and 18 of the Public Health Act, which are published in yesterday”s Gazette for general information, it shall be the duty of every medical practitioner or householder to make known at once to the local board any case of infectious or contagious disease which may come […]

Cricket Club

Hutt City Library Online Database Main Title: 75 years of Taita cricket : 1934-2009 / researched and written by Stephen Cole. Author: Cole, Stephen, 1971- Imprint: [Lower Hutt, N.Z. : Taita Cricket Club, 2009] Collation: 163 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 30 cm. Summary: A chronological history of the Taita Cricket […]

Closing Hutt Cemeteries

Evening Post 6 August 1901 query Cemetery Evening Post 20 August 1901 The cemetery question was again discussed by the Hutt Borough Council last night, apropos of a report by Dr. Purdy, in which he expressed, the opinion that on no account should existing graves in the Borough cemeteries be reopened. The Council, in discussing […]

Christ Church Burials?

Dennis Ryan Could not see a Burial Record Evening Post 27 July 1874 A melancholy accident occurred at the Taita on Saturday last, by which a man named Dennis Ryan lost his life. We learn that the deceased was discovered lying on the road with the wheel of his cart resting on him, apparently having […]

Christ Church Articles

Unsure if relates to Christ Church? Land taken for State Housing – State Housing – Taita/Stokes Valley Anglican Church Board, Years: 1973 – 1975 Agency: AATE, Accession: W3322, Box: 24, Record No: 32/34/1367 Archives NZ, Wellington Unsure if relates to Christ Church? Hutt City Library Online Database Main Title: Cemetery weeds irk relative [newspaper article] […]

Beginings Of Church Of England

New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator 13 October 1841 We are gratified to hear that several gentlemen have arranged alternately to read prayers at the Court-house, every Sunday, at 11 o”çlock, in the absence of a clergyman of the Church of England New Zealand Colonist and Port Nicholson Advertiser 5 August 1842 We learn that […]

Anglican Churches Naenae

Hutt News 9 July 1947 page 7 New Parochial District Naenae and Waddington Rev. L. King New Vicar From August 1 the district of Naenae will be separated from the Parish of St. James” Anglican Church and will be constituted into a new Parochial District. The first vicar of the new district will be the […]

Anglican Church Eastborne

Evening Post 16 May 1909 NEW CHURCH AT EASTBOURNE OPENED ON SATURDAY. On Saturday afternoon the new Anglican Church at Eastbourne was opened by Rev. Joshua Jones. Despite the exceedingly unpropitious weather there was a large attendance at the ceremony. At 3.30 a procession entered the building. The choir followed, then the clergy, and finally […]

Albion Hotel

Lower Hutt Past and Present 1941 … In October, 1840, there were at least five inns or taverns on the Petone beach. There are still only five licensed houses in the Lower Hutt and Taita districts. The first hostelry in the Hutt was Burcham”s Aglionby Arms, at the Village of Aglionby (see Historical plan.) It […]

1868 Sheepfarmer Return

Wellington Independent 31 October 1868 Sheep Inspector”s Report (Wellington.) RETURN of Sheep in May, 1868, all over six months, with amount of Assessment due thereon in the month of August, at the rate of one half- penny per head per annum for the Wellington district. Name. Residence. Sheep. Assessment. Condition of Flock. Remarks. … Allen, […]

1865 Hutt Electoral Roll

1865 Hutt Electoral Roll Samuel Burnett 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll George Burnett 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll William Abbott 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll James Acourt (sic) 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll Edward Alexander 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll George Allen 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll Tahukahuki APORO 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll Richard ATON 1865 Hutt Electoral Roll George Hornby […]

Cemetery map

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