Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust

Production date
1951-1996
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
Description
In 1951, Douglas Cook purchased a block of land nestled between the Pouakai and Kaitake Ranges on the upper Carrington Road. This block was later transferred to the newly formed Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust.
Gradually, the Trust developed the land incorporating a unique blend of rhododendrons and other exotic plants in a setting of New Zealand native bush.
The records illustrate the development of the gardens and gives insight into the drive and commitments of Pukeiti members. The minutes of the Trust and supporting organisations such as the Ladies Committee are included along with an extensive collection of photographs. 1951 - 1996
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Object detail

Production date
1951-1996
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
Classification
Item list

  Box 1

1) Pukeiti Board and AGM minutes 1950s

2) Pukeiti Board and AGM minutes 1960s

3) Pukeiti Board and AGM minutes 1970s

4) Pukeiti Board and AGM minutes 1980s

5) Pukeiti Board and AGM minutes 1990s (odd bits and ends)

6) Newsletters No 1 (August 1952) to Vol 47 No 1 (Feb 1997)

7) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1951 - 1959

8) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes1960 - 1963

9) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1965 - 1968

10) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1969 - 1970

11) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1971 - 1972

12) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1973 - 1974

13) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1975 - 1976

14) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1977 - 1978

15) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1979

16) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1980 - 1981

17) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1982 - 1984

  Box 2

18) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1985 - 1986 (incomplete)

19) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1987

20) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1988

21) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1989

22) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1990

23) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1991

24) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1992

25) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1993 (incomplete)

26) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1994 (incomplete)

27) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1995 (April missing)

28) Pukeiti Executive Committee minutes 1996 (incomplete)

29) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-1- Permanent history

30) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-3-1 Trustee Minutes 1972 - 1994

31) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-3-2 Trustee Minutes 1971 - 1985

32) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-3-3-1 Trustee Minutes 1983 - 1986

33) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-3-3-2 Trustee Minutes 1986 - 1990

  Box 2A

34) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-3-3-3 ditto 1991 - 1993

35) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-3-3-4 ditto 1993 - 1995

36) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-4-1 cash book 1971 - 1989

37) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-4-1&2 ledger-journal

38) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-5-0-1 Financial statements 1991 - 93

39) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-6-0-2 Working papers 1991 - 1994

40) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-6-0-2 Working papers 1990 - 1995

41) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-18-1-1 Correspondence 1988-1995

42) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-18-2-1 Correspondence 1988-1995

43) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-20-0-2 Investment & share certificates 1979-94

44) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-20-0-3 Investments 1992 - 1995

  Box 3

45) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-48- Various history and copy of Trust Deed

46) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-99-1 newsletters (misc)

47) Pukeiti Trust Fund file 1357-99-2 list of members (misc)

48) Annual reports 1958-1982; 1984-1987;

49) Membership lists: 1954-58; 1963; 1968; 1974; & misc

50) Planting book 1979 - 1981

51) Day Book 1980 - 1982

52) Staffing reports

53) Review 1990

54) Puddle, Charles

55) Archives lists

56) Tours national

57) Tours Overseas

58) Tupare

59) Volunteers and guides

60) Catalogues Christmas/greeting cards

61) Catalogues - plant sales

62) Membership forms

63) Membership cards

64) Invitations to BBQ and dinners

65) Brochures

66) Gate House Appeal

67) Notes by J D Anderson

68) Interviews - Pat Greenfield

69) Articles G Smith(?)

70) Founders file

71) The Story of Pukeiti

72) Miscellaneous clippings

73) Personal letters 1958 - 1970

74) Plans and drawings for Lodge and surrounds

75) Summit road construction 1957-1968

  Box 4

76) Jubilee 1976

77) Rules 1958

78) Trust deeds

79) Papers. Ned Shewry estate.

80) Synfuel

81) Miscellaneous letters 1951- 1983

82) Miscellaneous correspondence

83) Miscellaneous correspondence

84) Correspondence Peterson, S. W. (Wellington)

85) Post cards, (not Pukeiti)

86) Christmas and greeting cards

87) Other cards

Photos

88) Promotional material

89) Maps

90) Articles/publications undated

91) Articles/publications 1950a

92) Articles/publications 1960 - 64

93) Articles/publications 1965 - 69

94) Articles/publications 1970 - 74

95) Articles/publications 1980 - 84

96) Articles/publications 1985 - 89

97) Articles/publications 1990 - 94

98) Articles/publications 1995 - 9

99) Annual financial statements 1970 - 89 (incomplete)

100) misc papers

  Box 5

Photographs

  Box 6

101) Scrapbook clippings and photographs 1959 - 1989

102) Scrapbook clippings 1990 - 1994

103) Photos - a collection of photos or Orvis Croft Colchester (Jack Gordon); photo of Pukeiti Lodge (outsized); photo of water wheel (outsized); photo of one of the paths and a recent planting (outsized)[the latter three photos were taken by P H G La Vie, Northcote, Auckland) (black and white).

104) Photos (black and white) - views of Pukeiti by Douglas Elliott (6) mounted onto cardboard. Have been part of a display (pin holes in corners)

105) Certificate - New Zealand National Flower Show 1952 - Certificate of Merit awarded to Pukeiti

106) Certificate - Garden of the Week 1968 - awarded to Pukeiti.

  Box 7

107) Visitors Book 1955 - 58

108) Visitors Book 1958 - 60

109) Visitors Book 1960 - 64

110) Visitors Book 1964 - 69

111) Visitors Book 1969 - 72

112) Visitors Book 1972 - 75

113) Visitors Book 1976 - 95

114) Visitors Book 1995 - 96

  Box 8

Pukeiti Ladies Committee

115) Correspondence 1960s

116) Correspondence and notes

117) Early Members Thoughts - a note book containing reminiscences of Jack Goodwin, a list of founder members; notes on the formation and activities of the Ladies Committee,

118) Minutes from inagural meeting March 1955 to 1970

119) Minutes 1970 - 92

120) Minutes 1980 - 90

121) Minutes 1990 - 96

122) Letterbook 1960 - 80

123) Account book 1967 - 82 Includes lists of committee members and helpers

124) Devonshire Teas - 1982 - 84 note book used in organising the Devonshire teas

125) Catering - (1980s) note book

126) Library catalogue 1974 - notebook

  Box 9

127) Mathews, Elizabeth - Botany collection (pressed and mounted specimens)

128) Hale, Leonora - Native Trees of New Zealand (pressed and mounted specimens)

129) Wade, Selena - Collection of pressed and mounted botanic specimens 1889 - 1890

130) Williams, Mary botanical painting by: including sophora (kowhai); Pterostylus banksii (Tutukiwi); Fuchsia Excorticata (Kotukutuku); Dendrobium cunninghamii, tree orchid (Winika); Senicio kirkii; Libertia ixiodes (NZ iris); Tetrapathaea tetrandra, NZ passion flower, (Kohia); Gunnera sp; Coprosma brunnea; Fuchsia procumbens; Clematis paniculata (puawhanganga);

131) Marshall, Janet - botanical painting Rhodo baileyi

132) Architectural plan - Stead Block house. (Syme) 1964

133) Architectural plan - Implement shed (Olson) 1965

134) Plan of tracks

135) Photograph - aerial view of Pukeiti (rolled)

Accession number
ARC2001-169
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Public comments

Hello there, I have the September 30th 1961 New Plymouth Photo News which has a page "Pukeiti Opens to Visitors' in it. The reason I have kept it is because my mother, sister and another couple were 'posed' pictured by the Photo News admiring the rhododendrons. You may be interested in a copy of the page for your records. I did give the then owner of the cafe a picture a few years ago but don't know whether it was passed on. You may already have this record. Regards Susan Bone If you are I will be at the gardens during the week of the Garden Festival.

- Susan Bone posted 2 years ago.

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