Golden Years

This year is our 50th year.  One of our long time members penned this fantastic poem to commemorate the occasion.

Golden Years

It’s 50 years since the museum began

Things have mostly gone to plan

Secretary job was going begging

When I had given up my teaching

Joined a very happy team

Many changes I have seen

Early minutes written by hand

Newsletters delivered by a willing band

Now we have a lot of assests

Even stuff on video cassettes

Buildings, boars, machines, and tools

China , clothing, bits from schools

Records of our Waiuku history

Providing answers to many a mystery

Special events I recall over the years

Gala opening of extension with stairs

Pollok Cottage saved from destruction

Lock-up shifted to present location

Maioro School – its renovation

Front of house – its rearrangement

Afternoon tea with lots of talk

When we launched the heritage walk

Fashion parade with old-time clothing

Hand machine to do the sewing

Thanks are due to many folk

Their names would fill a whole big book

May life continue cheerfully

To reach its diamond jubilee

By Miss Joan O’Sullivan

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