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MANUKAU COURIER, MAY 1, 2012
The founders of Manurewa
Manurewa has no significant event such
as a ship's arrival to mark its foundation.
It evolved through utilisation of the
land, originally by the founding hapu and their
descendants, later by European farmers.
Gwen Wichman's 'Soaring Bird: A History of
Manurewa' records that missionaries were the first
European settlers, with migrants beginning to take
up land and establish farms and trading contacts
in the 1840s.
The area which is now Manurewa formed
part of 40,000 acres which missionary William
Fairburn bought from Maori for 400 pounds,
supposedly to settle a tribal land dispute. He later
returned a third of the land to local Maori for free.
There were a number of significant landowners,
not all of them resident.
One of the district's earliest businesses was
Benjamin Cashmore's waterwheel-powered flour
mill in the early 1850s.
The establishment of a rural town centre was
accelerated with the introduction of regular
railway passenger services in 1875. By the 1900s
Manurewa was an important dairying area with
several notable farming families.
Manurewa was constituted a Town District
in 1916, the first Town Board chairman being
The second chair was Charles Lupton,
sometimes called 'The father of Manurewa'.
Charles was prominent in community, church and
Another prominent Town Board member was
Enos Pegler who built Pegler's Building in 1929,
two storeys housing seven shops, reception rooms,
offices and living accommodation. Enos was not
simply a businessman and developer, he was a
photographer and valuable recorder of people in
'Great South Road, Manurewa', ca 1926
(Auckland Libraries South Auckland Research Centre)
Mr and Mrs
Throughout the two days a number of presentations and
information stands will be available for parents including:
NCEA Basics, Careers, RewaNET Parent Portal, Guidance
Have you replied to the school to confirm your appointment
Manurewa High School
Student Achievement Conferences
Appointment Reminder -- Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May 2012
09 269 0690
By Text Message: Text: CONFIRM followed by your child's full name to 3255
By Return Slip: Return the slip posted home to your child's form teacher
The focus of the student achievement conference is:
• For your child to develop a Personal Education Plan (PEP) in consultation with their significant adult at the school (their Whanau Tutor).
This plan will contain goals, course plans and academic targets.
• To understand how your child is progressing at school. (Progress reports will be issued during the conference)
• Our experience from last year's conferences confirms that the partnership between home and school has a significant impact on student
• This is a reminder to please come to the school for the conference with your child's Whanau Tutor at the time specified in a letter sent
home last week. It is compulsory that students also attend this conference in full school uniform and their attendance will be recorded.
At Manurewa High School our core business is student learning and achievement.
We are looking forward to meeting you and working together to help your child achieve.
Mr S V Gargiulo
• Child Minding Facilities available • Refreshments (including a free sausage sizzle) available
• Parking will be available in school grounds
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