Morrinsville Methodist Church
May 14, 2022
OUR METHODIST CHURCH
A meeting took place on April 17th, 1903, where members agreed to stand loyal to the project of building a church. A following meeting at Annandale formed a committee under the chairmanship of Rev. C. Abernethy. A site at the corner of Thames and Canada Streets was secured a...
Murder in Morrinsville in 1934
May 14, 2022
The Morrin Brothers and their link to Morrinsville
May 28, 2015
Supplied by the Morrinsville Museum, published in Morrinsville News, 28 May 2015 It is a common mistake to believe that Thomas and Samuel Morrin were born in Scotland or that both brothers ran the Lockerbie Estate. Both brothers were born in Quebec, Canada. It was Thom...
Howie Park and its Beginnings
April 23, 2015
Supplied by the Morrinsville Heritage Centre, published in Morrinsville News, 23 April 2015. Mr George Howie was born in Wanganui in 1855 and in December 1910 purchased 86 acres in the eastern part of Morrinsville, this included his residence at 382 Thames Street, ‘Lo...
Our Post Office and its History
March 26, 2015
Provided by the Morrinsville Heritage Centre, published in Morrinsville News, 26 March 2015. On 1 March 1876 the first Post Office was opened in the Jolly Cripple Hotel and Mowbray was appointed Postmaster a month later. The Post Office was originally called Waitoa but...
Port Brothers Limited
February 12, 2015
Provided by John Walsh, published in Morrinsville News, 12 February 2015. Port Brothers Ltd was once a well known thriving engineering firm, that was established at Kereone, by Jack and Max Port, up on a hill, behind the [now nonexistent] Kiwitahi Ra...
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