Temporary Building Closure from 6 June for Seismic Strengthening Work
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Throughout the year, the CHS hosts lectures and events. These are always well attended and informative. Recent events have been:
- Barge trip over Horahora hosted by Ian Fraser.
- Maori and early-European history of Kairangi, hosted by Bill Garland.
- Whare Marama Drive visit to learn about Maori fertility and birthing traditions, hosted by Ngati Koroki Kahukura.
- Mercury Energy tour of the Karapiro Power Station, hosted by Dave Payne.
- Visit to C&R Developments.
If you have any suggestions for upcoming events, please contact a Committee member.
The Society issues a newsletter every two months to all members, keeping them up-to-date with local news, lectures, meetings, and future and past events.
It also features articles on early Māori history, the history of the town of Cambridge, local buildings, businesses and personalities.
To read a newsletter, please select below:
Featuring Dr Tod’s article on healthcare 1923-1973, and King Carter
Featuring Merv Cronin and Mary Murphy, A Tribute to the Cambridge Independent and U3A
Featuring Richard Stower, A Tribute to the Cambridge Independent and Discombe’s Daughters
Featuring Constable Charles Henry Maisey
Featuring the life and times of Bert Simpson and Te Ihingarangi part 13.
Featuring Mrs Rippon, Mrs Brown and the Edwards families, and Te Ihingarangi part 12.
Featuring Charlie Smale, Florence Wright and Te Ihingarangi part 11.
Featuring the third part of the The First Cars of Cambridge and Te Ihingarangi part 10.
Featuring the second part of The First Cars of Cambridge and Te Ihingarangi part 9.
Featuring The First Cars of Cambridge, Te Ihingarangi part 8 and Dr Walter Stapley.
Featuring The Ballad of Robert Barlow, Te Ihingarangi part 7 and Swimming in Lake Te Koutu.
Featuring The Datsuns, the Karapiro Stream in 1885 and Boyce’s Pharmacy.
Featuring Te Ihingarangi part 6 – the early 1800s, and the court cases of Mrs Murphy.
Featuring Mrs Murphy and Te Ihingarangi part 5 (1700).
Featuring Te Ihingarangi part 4 (1600) and Daniel Murphy’s letter to Bill Morse of Cambridge on WWI combat.
Featuring Soldiers at Te Waikato Sanatorium, Te Miro – The Mill at Maungakawa, and Te Ihingarangi part 3.
Featuring a commune in 1970s Cambridge, and Te Ihingarangi part 2.
Featuring the 1915 Cambridge Fire Brigade demonstration, Te Ihingarangi part 1, and Gardner & Sons.
Featuring reminiscences from Ivy Nicholls, Dennis Davis – Builder
Featuring Cambridge before the Fire Brigade, the Sample Rooms
Featuring Chinese Laundries, Personality Pace, Police Charge Book, Cameron and Essie Johnson
Featuring James Burn-Murdoch, Swimming
Featuring Richard and Madge Reynolds, Wai Valley, Whare Marama
Featuring Peace Celebrations
Featuring Nga Hau e Wha – the Cambridge Community Marae, Bryan Cox and Norman Rosser
Featuring Waikato Hunt, James Cowan
Featuring Reece Discombe, Joseph McCafferty and the Armed Constabulary
Featuring The National Hotel, Jumble Around
Featuring Post Office Butchery, Daniel Thornton
Featuring John Fisher
Featuring Mrs Shepperd’s diary, Jared Allwill, Post Office Clock Tower
Featuring Susan McKearney
Featuring Marion and Douglas Fisher