Remuera Historic Heritage Sites

 

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The Remuera railway station had two pieces of Tyer Tablet apparatus, as did the old Newmarket railway station (now Parnell railway station). Prompted by terrible train accidents in England, engineer Edward Tyer developed the tablet system in which a token is given to the train driver; this must be slotted into an electric interlocking device at the other end of the single-track section before another train is allowed to pass. Click Here to Read More
For over 100 years, the jetty on Wilson's Beach at the northern end of Victoria Avenue has provided sport and recreation for local residents. There have been regattas, boating, swimming, water shutes, boatsheds, and, of course, walking and cycling on to the Hobson Bay sewer line until 2011. Click Here to Read More
The area currently known as The Village Green was originally a works depot for the Remuera Road Board, and later for the Auckland City Council.The Remuera fire station occupyied the centre brick building, with a loft above. A new station was built in 1916 at 291 Remuera Road, the current site of the station. Click Here to Read More
Saint Kentigern has sold its Remuera Rd property to the Auckland Hebrew Congregation.The school's board of trustees said on Monday it had reached an agreement to sell the current site of its girls' school and preschool, valued at $23 million. Click Here to Read More
St Kentigern plans to sell the Remuera Road campus which accommodates its pre-school and girls’ primary school, ahead of a move to its Shore Road campus in Remuera. St Kentigern had taken over the old Corran private girls' school at 514 Remuera Rd in a 2009 merger. Click Here to Read More
A brief history of College Rifles, Remuera, from an earlier website, outlining contributions from key members: Cyril Bassett V.C., Lt-Col Charles Major, Major T Harry Dawson, Stan Kirk, and Trooper John Connell. Click Here to Read More
On October 29, 1966 the Bluestars opened their own music club, the Gallows, in Remuera, above a hamburger shop and next door to the fire station. They painted the walls in deep blue and adorned them with group-themed images, artifacts and pictures of gallows. A dumbwaiter connected the nightclub with Fred’s Burger Shop on the ground floor. Click Here to Read More
Dunholme was built in the 1870s by Auckland businessman Samuel Morrin on the corner of Remuera Road and what is now Ridings Road. Thomas Buddle sold it to Andrew Caughey who leased it to the Methodist Church of New Zealand as the Methodist Theological College from 1912 to 1928. Click Here to Read More
Remuera Heritage and Parnell Heritage had a joint visit to 136 Grafton Road to learn about the history, heritage restoration and recent work done to the building. Robin Byron of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga led a large group through the 3 storeys of the now Church of Scientology and its surrounds. 136 Grafton Road was built as the Methodist Theological College in 1929 after it was previously located at Dunholme in Remuera. Click Here to Read More
Here you can find out about the history of some of the Remuera shops as a Story Map. Click Here to Read More