Wellington Branch maintains a friendship with the Wellington Historical Early Settlers Assn and we have a standing invitation to attend their lunch and talks held on a Thursday at the Museum of City and Sea.
Outings scheduled for 2019 - please contact Carol 04 382 8384 for more details
Wednesday 19th June - lunch at a 1960s residential block for Kelburn history. POSTPONED - watch for later details
Greenmantle is a five storeyed block of 10 apartments, built in the 1960s, designed by Keith Cook Architects and in the era of Herbert Gardens and Jellico Towers on the Terrace. Those were the days of solid concrete on-site construction and the popular floor to ceiling windows and open plan living space. The area is a precinct of three major features: the Victoria University campus, Kelburn Park and Croquet club and the Cable Car. The latter ascends from Lambton Quay up to the Botanical Gardens and Upland Road with stops en route. The Cable Car has recently had the engines restored, the tunnels strengthened and decorated and the stop at the top rebuilt. It may be timely for a ride up and down memory lane!
Cost of lunch $16. Due to limited parking, members are encouraged to enjoy the new cars and decorated tunnels of the cable car which stops a few minutes walk away.
September 11th - lunch and visit to Crofton House, built by Premier Sir William Fox in 1857. Cost of lunch $16.
December - Christmas lunch