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Launch of “The Partingtons and their Mills”

On the afternoon of Saturday 4 March, about 30 Civic Trust Auckland members and other guests gathered at John Kinder House to launch CTA’s publication, “The Partingtons and their Mills.” (Details about the book can be found here.)

This event was planned as a garden party but the garden featured less than a couple of rooms inside John Kinder House, one where we enjoyed food and wine and the other where the audience listened to CTA’s acknowledgment of Munroe Graham’s work on this publication.

Audrey van Ryn, longtime secretary of CTA, spoke about Munroe’s dedication to the task of collating the material for the book, Allan Matson, longtime president, thanked Munroe for his contribution of not only the book but his support for the organisation in the early 2000s, and presented him with a “Heritage Hero” certificate, Gloria Jenkins, longtime member, read a passage from a novel about the mill in Symonds Street, and Munroe spoke about the process of producing the book. 

Click here to read the passage

L-r: Audrey van Ryn, Lynne Scott, Allan Matson

More images to come.