Avondale Primary School

Avondale: Where we came from, where we are now , and where we are going

Thank yous

We would like to thank the following people and organisations who helped us learn so much about our community:

  • Lisa Truttman – Local historian
  • Lorraine Wilson from the Avondale Community Board
  • Cathy from the Avondale Community Centre

We would like to thank these authors who allowed us to use their words and pictures:

  • The Avondale History Group – "Challenge of the whau: A history of Avondale", Avondale History Group, 1994
  • Lisa Truttman – "Heart of the whau: The story of the centre of Avondale", Avondale-Waterview Historical Society, 2003
  • Waitakere City Council – See www.waitakere.govt.nz/abtcit/ei/pdfs/environment/thewhau.pdf
  • Thanks maori.org.nz for the patiki picture