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 at “The Oaks,” nearby, a two-storey house with a balcony on three sides, which is still standing.
In the early days a pa was situated where the Taita Hotel now is, so that the lives of the Maori and pakeha were very much intermingled. A half-caste woman attended many of the English women at childbirth in this vicinity.

Lower Hutt Past and Present (1941)
page 71
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Hutt City Library Online Database
Main Title: Market gardener Tilbury also renowned for his daffodils
Imprint: 1991
Notes: Indexes: Filing Cabinet
Summary: Park Avenue and residents. John Tilbury and his market gardens. “The Oaks” opposite Taita hotel and lived in by Darby Primo De Menech. Stan Brice a good cricketer lived in Colson”s Lane and had a small farm. Mullis family.
Language: English
Subject: Taita
Kaye, George, 1914-2004 — Naenae, Taita
Heritage resources

Hutt City Library Online Database
Main Title: The Oaks
Notes: 952
Indexes: E8
Summary: Taita.
Language: English
Subject: Houses
Heritage resources
– photo in scrapbook attached to AA The Oaks (RIN 1295)

Evening Post 30 September 1898
Cyclists who visit the Hutt district can obtain luncheon and afternoon tea at The Oaks, Taita, which will be opened to-morrow afternoon.

THE OAKS, TAITA.
(Beyond the Lower Hutt)
Will Be Opened
On
SATURDAY NEXT, 1st OCTOBER,
AS CYCLISTS”
TEA AND LUNCHEON ROOMS

Afternoon Tea and Refreshments Daily.

A substantial Cold Luncheon from 12 till 2 on Sunday.

This charming resting-place is just at a convienent distance, and the spacious grounds are the pleasantest in the vicinity.

THE OAKS
Is just beyond the Taita Schoolhouse, on opposite side, and can be recognised by the magnificant row of oak trees skirting the road.

Evening Post 1 November 1901
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZELAND.

WELLINGTON DISTRICT

In the matter of “The Leases and Sales of Settled Estates Act, 1865”
And
In the matter of the Estate of the Estate of GEORGE GREEN BUCK, deceased.
And
In the matter of part Sections 188 and 56 Hutt District, in the Provincial District of Wellington.

NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made by Alfred de Bathe Brandon, of the City of Wellington, Barrister-at=Law, and William Pryde, of the same place, Accountant, by Petition to the Supreme Court 21 days from the date here-of or so soon thereafter as Counsel can be heard, for power to grant a Lease for a period of 21 years from the 28th day of April, 1901, of part of Section 188 and 56, Hutt District, being part of the estate of George Green Buck, deceased, and now in the occupation of Henry Truebridge, of Taita, farmer, to the said Henry Truebridge.
The address for service of the said Alfred de Bathe Brandon and William Pryde is at the offices situate at the corner of Featherston and Brandon streets of Messrs. Brandon, Hislop and Johnston, Solicitors.

Evening Post 20 December 1898
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

“THE OAKS,” TAITA,
Has Accommodation for a few Boarders for the above Holidays.

Evening Post 4 February 1899
THE “OAKS,” TAITA.

THE NEAPOLITAN STUDENTS” STRING QUARTETT
Will Perform a Selection of
HIGH-CLASS MUSIC
ON THE LAWN,
TO-MORROW, SUNDAY,
Between noon and 4 p.m., if the Weather Permits.

Evening Post 22 February 1899
THE OAKS, Taita.- Gentlepeople desiring country change will find suitable Accommodation and Personal Attention. Address Proprietor The Oaks, Taita

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Evening Post 12 April 1899
WANTED to Let, a first-class six-roomed House, opposite The Oaks, Taita, with all necessary outbuildings and about two acres of land; rent, 45 pounds per annum. Apply Mrs. Buck, sen., Taita

Evening Post 12 April 1899
MAGNIFICENT COACH DRIVE INTO THE COUNTRY

A SPLENDIDLY APPOINTED FOUR-HORSE COACH
(By Popham, Molesworth-street),
Will, Weather Premitting,
RUN TO “THE OAKS, ” TAITA,
As below:-
SATURDAY, 15th INST.-
Leave FitzGerald”s Corner, 2 p.m.
Leave Government Building, 2.20 p.m.,
SUNDAY, 15th INST.-
Leave FitzGerald”s Corner, 10.30 a.m.
Leave Government Buildings, 11 a.m.

RETURN FARE – TWO SHILLINGS.

Seats Booked in Advance at 11, Brandon-st.

Evening Post 9 February 1900
COUNTRY HOUSE APARTMENTS.
THE OAKS, Taita, has now vacanies for a few boarders. Address the Proprietor.

Evening Post 17 February 1900
SPEND
SATURDAY TO MONDAY
AT
“THE OAKS,”
Taita, near Lower Hutt.

other ads similar to above

Evening Post 11 December 1900
WANTED, a Handy Boy. Apply A. H. Truebridge, Taita.

WANTED, to Buy, Jersey cow. Reply A. H. Truebridge, The Oaks, Taita.

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Evening Post 16 February 1901
WELLINGTON CAMERA CLUB”S FEILD DAYS.
A BRAKE will leave Mr. Hardy”s Lambton-quay, for the Oaks, Taita, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, at 1.30 p.m.
On SATURDAY the brake will leave the same place at 1.30 for the Lower Hutt. Members must leave their names with Mr. Hardy the day previous, in order that seats may be reserved.

Evening Post 14 September 1901
HUTT FARMERS” MILK SUPPLY Co-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, LTD
APPLICATION are invited for the position of Working Manager to the above Association. Applicants must possess through knowledge of manufacture of dairy products, and of Wellington milk trade. Applications, with statement of experience, references, and salary required to be addressed to the undersigned by the 25th instant.
A. H. TRUEBRIDGE,
Secretary,
Taita, Lower Hutt

Evening Post 1 November 1901
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZELAND.

WELLINGTON DISTRICT

In the matter of “The Leases and Sales of Settled Estates Act, 1865″
And
In the matter of the Estate of the Estate of GEORGE GREEN BUCK, deceased.
And
In the matter of part Sections 188 and 56 Hutt District, in the Provincial District of Wellington.

NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made by Alfred de Bathe Brandon, of the City of Wellington, Barrister-at=Law, and William Pryde, of the same place, Accountant, by Petition to the Supreme Court 21 days from the date here-of or so soon thereafter as Counsel can be heard, for power to grant a Lease for a period of 21 years from the 28th day of April, 1901, of part of Section 188 and 56, Hutt District, being part of the estate of George Green Buck, deceased, and now in the occupation of Henry Truebridge, of Taita, farmer, to the said Henry Truebridge.
The address for service of the said Alfred de Bathe Brandon and William Pryde is at the offices situate at the corner of Featherston and Brandon streets of Messrs. Brandon, Hislop and Johnston, Solicitors.

Evening Post 15 January 1902
COUNTRY BOARD AND RESIDENCE.
THE OAKS,
Taita, Hutt Valley, has now vacancies for
resident visitors. Address
MRS. TRUEBRIDGE

Evening Post 8 March 1902
PHARMACY PICNIC.

THE above function will be held at
THE OAKS, TAITA,
ON WEDNESDAY, 19th Inst.

Drags leave Royal Oak corner at 11 a.m.
Tickets may be had now from any members of the Committee or from
R. C. BRIEN,
G. E. ELSON,
J. CASTLE,
WM. C. FITZGERALD, or
A. WILLIS, Hon. Sec.,
Care Kempthorne Prosser and Co.

Evening Post 11 March 1902
A garden party and evening fete will be held at The Oaks, Taita, to-morrow afternoon and evening, in aid of Christ Church, Taita.

Evening Post 12 March 1902
GARDEN PARTY AND EVENING FETE,
at The Oaks, Taita.
Wednesday, 12th March,
3 to 10 p.m.
In aid of Christ Church, Taita.
Admission (including refreshments), One Shilling.
Band in attendance.
Coach to meet 10.15 p.m. train to town

Evening Post 15 March 1902
WANTED, a strong Boy 15 to 17 for milking and general work. Apply A. H. Truebridge, the Oaks, Taita, Lower Hutt.

Evening Post 20 March 1902
YESTERDAY”S PICNIC

A pleasant day was spent by the Wellington chemists and druggists at “The Oaks,” Taita, yesterday. Sports held in the afternoon resulted as follows:-

Evening Post 28 November 1902
WANTED, immediately, a Man for garden; flower, fruit, and vegetables; no milking. Apply A. H. Truebridge, The Oaks, Taita

Evening Post 24 January 1903
“THE OAKS,” TAITA, HUTT VALLEY.

FARM BOARDINGHOUSE.

Ornamental Grounds, Two Acres. Gravel Subsoil, Sheltered.

Quiet. Home Cuisine.

Highest References.

Patrons are notified that there will be rooms available on the 26th instant.
Address – MRS. TRUEBRIDGE.

Evening Post 25 May 1903
WANTED to Sell, prime Horse Carrots, also Swedish turnips. A. H. Truebridge, The Oaks, Taita

Evening Post 28 July 1903
WANTED to Sell, handsome roan Gelding, by Administrator; quiet to ride and drive; very fast. Apply A. H. Truebridge, The Oaks, Taita.

Evening Post 7 November 1903
This afternoon is being spent by members of the Conference at a picnic at The Oaks, Taita. In another column particulars will be found as to the various services to be conducted by the visiting clergy. The Conference resumes on Monday morning.

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Evening Post 3 February 1904
WANTED to Sell, Plums, 2d lb; Greengages?, 3d lb; prime, handpicked, 25lb cases, carriage paid, cash with order. A. H. Truebridge, The Oaks, Taita.

Evening Post 10 February 1904
PICNIC SEASON.- The Oaks, Taita, is now open to undertake Picnic Parties. Address Mes. Truebridge.

Evening Post 31 May 1904
GRAZING,

120 ACRES of Land to Lease for four to Six months, situated at Lower Hutt. The land is perfectly flat and of the best description, with an abundance of feed; suitable for sheep or cattle; house and 14 bails. Apply early to
J. M. LEIGH, “The Oaks,” Taita, Hutt

New Zealand Free Lance 26 November 1904

photo

THE OAKS,
FARM BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT,
TAITA, WELLINGTON.
THE IDLER”S MECCA

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Evening Post 17 March 1905
PIANOFORTE.

MISS TRUEBRIDGE has opened a Room for Lower Hutt Pupils at the Oddfellows” Hall, 1 to 6 p.m. MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS.
Wellington pupils at their residence.
Private address – THE OAKS, TAITA

Evening Post 1 July 1905
WANTED, Orders. Holly, beautifully berried, 2s 6d and 5s per bunch. Send stamps or P. O. to A. H. Truebridge. The Oaks, Taita

Evening Post 25 November 1905
A PERFECT MINIATURE ESTATE.

THE OAKS FARM BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT AND PRIVATE HOTEL, TAITA, AND TWENTY-TWO ACRES OF THE RICHEST LAND IN THE HUTT VALLEY.

IN THE EXCHANGE LAND MART, No. 84, Lambton-quay, Wellington.

ON THURSDAY, 14th DEC, 1905,
At 2.30 o”clock p.m.

MACDONALD, WILSON AND CO. are favoured with instructions to sell by public auction, as above –
THE GOODWILL OF LEASE in that valuable property situate at the Taita, known as “The Oaks Farm Boardinghouse.” The residence contains 12 rooms, with spacious balcony, also a cottage adjoining, containing 9 rooms. There are also stables, dairy, cowshed, barn, etc. The homestead stands in grounds two acres in extent, laid out in lawn, ornamental and flower garden, etc., while there is a large orchard, well stocked with fruit trees of all kinds in full bearing, the whole surrounded by magnificent oaks, elms, macrocarpas and pines. In addition to the Homestead Grounds, there are 20 acres of rich flat land, sheltered both on the north and south by belts of forest trees, 150 feet to 200 feet in height. Land which cannot be surpassed in the world for its productive power.
The Oaks Farm Boarding Establishment and Private Hotel has for some years enjoyed the reputation of being one of the best of its kind within easy access of the City. Possessing every comfort and beautiful park-like grounds, its popularity is yearly increasing. For permanent residence, week-end visitors, or a delightful home for convalescents, it has no rival in this part of the colony.
The whole property is held under lease having some 18 years to run (expires June, 1923) at a rental of £119 per annum; and with careful management there is a yearly net profit of many hundreds of pounds sterling.
The terms are 10 per cent. deposit and easy terms can be arranged for the balance.
The opportunity of acquiring so valuable a property with the certainty of a large income is very rare. It should be inspected carefully by intending buyers, who will be delighted with it.
For further information, apply to the Auctioneers.

Evening Post 18 December 1905
The first motor car run under the auspices of the Wellington Automobile Club was held on Saturday afternoon. A start was made from the Post Office about half-past 2, and thirteen cars started, headed by the Mayor (Hon. T. W. Hislop). Owing to several cars being late they were not away together, as intended. Upon arrival at the Oaks, Taita, afternoon tea was served, and several photographs were taken at the grounds. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent.

Evening Post 5 February 1906
I Want to Sell the Goodwill and Lease of THE OAKS, TAITA; 17 1/3 years to run; rent 119 pounds; rates 10 pounds; 25 acres land, 2 houses; gross income 800 pounds, rising. Price, including stock and chattels (optional), 1000 pounds cash; 1150 pounds terms. Offers to
A. H. TRUEBRIDGE,
Above address.

Evening Post 1 March 1906
“THE OAKS,”
FARM VACATION HOME, TAITA.
Health, Comfort, Quiet.
Address – MRS TRUEBRIDGE

Progress 1 March 1906

photo

THE WELLINGTON AUTOMOBILE CLUB AT “THE OAKS,” TAITA. [sarony, Photo.

Article
Wellington Automobile Club.
The Wellington Automobile Club was formed in July last by Mr. C. M. Banks, the present Secretary.

Evening Post 29 March 1906
COUNTRY ACCOMMODATION.
THE OAKS,
TAITA.
SPECIAL TERMS for OFF SEASON,
From 20s per Week.

Evening Post 24 October 1906
Messrs. Macdonald, Wilson and Co.

On Tuesday, 30th instant, at 11 o”clock, at the Oaks Farm,

Taita, the firm will sell the whole of the household

furnishings, pianos, etc., as detailed.


TUESDAY, 30th OCTOBER, 1906,
Commencing at 11 o”clock a.m.

EXTENSIVE AUCTION SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS

At THE OAKS, Main-road, TAITA.

CONTENTS OF 21 ROOMS.

MACDONALD, WILSON AND CO. have been favoured with instructions from Mr. A. H. Truebridge, who has sold his property, to sell on the premises, The Oaks Farm, Main-road, Taita, as above –
The whole of the good and useful Household Furniture, etc., comprising
Upright grand piano, by Migaon
Pedestal writing table
Chesterfields and other couches
Brussels and Axminster squares of carpet
Sideboaras in kauri and pine, a large quantity of heavy linoleum, oilcloths, what-nots, Austrian chairs, occasional tables, diningroom and kitchen tables, lot of crockery and glassware, cutlery, e.p. ware, pictures, hearthrugs, easy chairs, 4 d.b.m. bedsteads, 7 single b.m. bedsteads, 4 child”s cots, kapok and feather beds, bolsters and pillows, blankets, sheets, quilts, counterparts, washstands and dressing tables, toilet ware, duchess chests, cupboards, shelves, kitchen utensils, books, Rochester lamps, jam and pickle jar 3, kitchen range complete, with circulating boiler, d.b.m.l. gun by Hollis, and all manner of useful articles too numerous to mention.

The goods will be on view on Monday, from 10 o”clock till 4 o”clock.
Light refreshments provided on day of sale.
As Mr. Truebridge has sold his property, everything will be sold to the highest bidder.
Coaches run from Lower Hutt to The Oaks at intervals all day, leaving Railway Station at 8, 9, and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

Evening Post 2 June 1908
WANTED to Sell, Green Oats; 5 acres prime oats ready for cutting; will sell on ground or cut for delivery. Apply N. Sloan, “The Oaks”, Taita.

Evening Post 13 August 1910
On Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. W. Reynolds, “The Oaks,” Taita, entertained quite a number of guests, both young and old, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. V. Dentice, Upper Cuba-street, the occasion being the first birthday of her daughter Ngatarei. The little folk indulged mostly in games and music, and altogether spent a very pleasant afternoon. Among those present were Mrs. E. Bull, Mrs. A. Russell, Mrs P. P. Harvey, Mrs. E. Reynolds, Mrs. A. and V. Dentice, Mrs. J. Thompson, Mrs. and Miss Tyler, Nurse Murphy, Mrs. Pilkington, and Miss V. Dentice.

Evening Post 13 February 1915
Miss Helen F. Barnes, national secretary of the Young Women”s Christian Association for Australasis, arrived in New Zealand this week.

before she arrives in Wellington on 3rd March. Plans are being made for a Y.W.C.A. camp conference for delegates from Christchurch and Wellington, to be held at “The Oaks,” Taita, from the 4th to 11th of March.

Evening Post 18 May 1916
HACK, splendid riding, rising eight; good jumper and distance mare; sound, sacrifice 12 pounds. Reynolds, “The Oaks,” Taita

Evening Post 25 February 1920
WANTED, Man or Strong Boy, to pick potatoes and hoe cabbage. Apply H Chittich, “The Oaks,” Taita

Evening Post 28 February 1920
BROOKER – CHITTICK.- On the 21st January, 1920, at Knox Church, Lower Hutt, by the Rev. J. McCaw, Edward Ernest Brooker, eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Brooker, Lower Hutt, to Margaretta, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Chittick, “The Oaks,” Taita.

Evening Post 18 August 1920
FOR SALE, Express, good as new, carry 2 1/2 tons, also Yearling Bull, ready service. H. Chittick, “Oaks,” Taita, Lower Hutt

ads for help at The Oaks, Taita, for H. Chittick

Evening Post 15 May 1928
YOUNG Lady, used to all housework seeks Employment around Lower Hutt. Apply R. Milligan, “Oaks,” Taita, Lower Hutt

Evening Post 15 December 1936
LOST, Tyre and Tube on Rim, between Taita Hotel and Taita Post Office; reward. The Oaks, Taita.

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