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Parnell Heritage Journals and Cards for purchase.

Parnell Heritage Journals

Fascinating Records of Auckland’s First Suburb

Journal Issue 1 Includes:
– Forward by C.K. Stead
– Local hitching post dating from 1870’s
– Henry Matthew Nation, the first Mayor of Parnell
– Arthur Astin, WWI veteran and Museum stonemason
– Te Rauparaha’s internment on the Domain

Journal Issue 2 Includes:
– John Logan Campbell’s Kilbryde
– The Fitt Family 1845 – 1918
– Auckland Domain established in 1844
– William and Ann Boyd, early settlers of Parnell

Journal Issue 3 Includes:
– Robert Tod and the naming of Parnell
– Thomas Hancock, founder of the brewing empire
– Artist Don Binney
– Auckland Bowling Club

Journal Issue 4 Includes:
– Parnell and World War I
– Charles Heaphy
– Bishop Selwyn’s buildings
– Auckland’s Maori Hostelry

Journal Issue 5 Includes:
– Origins of Parnell Rose Gardens
– Charles Lorraine, Balloonist of Parnell
– Dressmaker Sarah Rugg
– Major von Tempsky – adventurer, artist, soldier and folk hero.

Journal Issue 6 Includes:
– Parnell Shakespeare Club
– Miss Chatty Atkyns, belle of Parnell
– History of Parnell Lawn Tennis Club
– Two unique Parnell buildings dating from 1848.

Parnell Heritage Greeting Cards

Parnell Baths Book

Published by Parnell Heritage with the support of the Waitemata Local Board, this lively and lavishly illustrated book celebrates 100 years of the Parnell Baths. Over the years Auckland Council has responded to changing social and economic times, upgrading the Baths to meet public demand. The book traces the transformation of what began as a fenced off area of the Waitemata harbour to a contemporary seawater pool surrounded by boardwalks and 1950s elegance. It tells the story of changing social attitudes to swimming, the challenges of maintaining water quality, changing fashions in swimwear, and the huge public support which sustained the Baths through uncertain times in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Book Price: $10

Auckland’s Public Transport Book

To support the 2017 Auckland Heritage Festival’s theme of the history of Auckland transport, Parnell Heritage is selling the acclaimed book From Survival to Revival: Auckland’s Public Transport since 1860 (Grantham House, 2014) by Graham Bush.  

This 364-page book covers all aspects of Auckland’s public transport throughout its history and is offered at a special price of $21.50, including postage.

Mail Order Instructions

To buy an item listed above, please email giving your name, postal address and the item/quantities required.

Please pay online to: 06 0237 0114081-00, using your surname + ‘Journal’ as reference. Cheques can be made out to “Parnell Heritage” and mailed to PO Box 37100, Parnell, 1151.

– Set of Journals 1 to 5: $20
– Single Journal: $10ea
– Journal 6: $15ea
– Pack of 4 Cards with envelopes: $10
– Individual Cards with envelopes: $3ea
– Parnell Baths book: $10
– Transport Book: $18
– Please add $3.50 for postage

Also Journals may be bought at Paper Plus, 213 Parnell Road, or the White Heron Dairy, 64 Gladstone Road, Parnell.