Avondale-Waterview Historical Society Inc
of Avondale and Waterview, Auckland, in New Zealand







Avondale Historical Journal

AWHS Newsletter


(links open with Google Drive. Contact me at
historian@avondale.org.nz if you'd like a .pdf emailed to you.)

Avondale general histories

At the Heart of the Village
(Three Guys Site),
by L J Truttman

Finding the Focus, the movement to establish community centres in Avondale, by L J Truttman

Tait's Playground,
by L J Truttman

Rosebank Peninsula Landscape Study
by John P Adam

They Trained Beside the River,
by L J Truttman

Heart of the Whau (text only, 2003)
Part 1 Early Days
Part 2 Whau to Avondale
Part 3a and Part 3b Once a Borough
Part 4 The Boom Time
Part 5 Rise of the Shopping Malls
Part 6 On to Mainstreet


Glenburn, Avondale's Fire on the Clay, by L J Truttman

History of the Avondale Stables site, Great North Road, by L J Truttman

Leather Makers (Gittos Tannery),
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, by L J Truttman

Towards a Bright Future: history of the Avondale Business Association, by L J Truttman

A Matter of Convenience (old Avondale Public toilets block), by L J Truttman

Bests' Varnish Works, by L J Truttman

Whau heritage stories 2021
Presentations given at Avondale and Blockhouse Bay Libraries
Canals and Politics (Blockhouse Bay's earliest street names)
Craigavon Park
Motu Manawa Reserve (Pollen and Traherne Islands, Avondale)

Waterview general histories:

Terminus: Lives at the mouth of Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek (1. Flour Millers, 2. Tanners, 3. Mattson's Flat, 4. Images), by L J Truttman

Waterview Heritage Character Study, 2006, by J Dragicevich
Acknowledgements, Introduction, Preface
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4
Notes, Index
Photos 1, Photos 2


Avondale Salvation Army Corps, by L J Truttman

St Ninians Church, 150 years, by L J Truttman

To Serve Them All My Days, by J Dragicevich

Victoria Hall, by L J Truttman

New Lynn Congregational Church report

St Andrews Hall report (New Lynn)

Other Publications (by Lisa J Truttman)