The Burkes Pass Heritage
Trust Newsletter - November 2004
here for a print version
Roving Minstrel and Troubadour.... coming to our area soon!
Saturday 27th November Chris
will be at
Pass to give stories, poetry and ballads with a Mackenzie Country flavour.
bring our past and present to life with wit and entertainment to bring
pleasure to all. Two Sessions with a cup of tea afterwards. 2pm and
our very own community centre - The Burkes Pass Church. Bring a cushion
to you from The Burkes Pass Heritage Trust with assistance from Creative New
Zealand and the Lion Foundation
charge, just a gold coin donation.
Christmas Carol service
to be held by the Mackenzie Co-operating Parish at St Patricks,
Pass, all welcome.
Welcome to our new Trustee, Ruth Waters
from Coolgardie Station who has agreed to replace Jan who migrated north of
the Bombay Hills.
for our projects and a big thank you for recent grants from
Community Post for
continuing to supply post paid envelopes for newsletters
Lion Foundation for a
generous grant of $4,500 toward the cost of our two vintage organ restorations
(total funds are now $6,900, which leaves $4,400 to find)
thanks go to:
Len Waters for
donating a framed collage of memorabilia relating to the Dog Trials and Burkes
Pass School Jubilee in 1940 now hanging in the church.
Mr and Mrs Harry for
donating a large rock for our church landscape design
Max Willetts for
donation of original photographs of early Pass identities
Catherine Blaikie, nee
Clarke, for allowing us to scan some of her childhood photographs of growing
up at Paddys Market to be known as the ‘Jessie and Ted Clarke Collection’ in
her parents honour.
conservation architect from Wellington, for his advice on the stone water
The Munro family for
allowing the Trust to plant amenity trees on their property to enhance the
Believe it or not it was a fabulously
warm sunny day, and great company with workers who came from far and wide,
including Auckland, Christchurch, Timaru and Fairlie as well as the Pass. They
were Don Binney, Malcolm Binney, Ken Annett, Jim Allan, John Cuthbertson, Tony
Scott, Max Willetts and Daniel, Margaret Walter and Graham and myself.
significant step in progressing the village plan by establishing a threshold
area of natives at the church end of town was made. The Rowan tree avenue was
completed and later a cluster of pinoaks planted by the
not have achieved this without the generous assistance from:
who provided the STMS, road signs and mini-digger, and
Treatment, Barwoods and Brian Upchurch
for providing mulch.
Phone 03 3481531
Fax 03 3480163
Pastoral Report Fairlie Parochial District 1914 -15
“The scope of the services has been extended to include
a quarterly trip to the Mackenzie as far as Balmoral so far not hitherto with
much “luck” so far as regards weather for it has rained or snowed on every
‘fifth Sunday’ with monotonous certainty.
The afternoon services have been fairly well attended in
good weather, except when the inevitable visitor has not turned up to keep the
family at home. One wonders whether the visitor ever thinks of the
disheartenment of the “parson” at the empty seats.”
The moral of the story is: If you have a friend to visit
– bring them along to the Roving Minstrel show and Carol service. Let’s hope
for good weather.