Events Calendar

Feb
29
Sat
Beating the Bounds
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Beating the Bounds

Waitemata Local Board – Saturday 29 Feb, 2020 10am.

Background

In former times when maps were rare[1] it was usual to make a formal perambulation of the parish boundaries on Ascension Day or during Rogation week. Knowledge of the limits of each parish needed to be handed down so that such matters as liability to contribute to the repair of the church, and the right to be buried within the churchyard were not disputed.

The ceremony had an important practical purpose. Checking the boundaries was a way of preventing encroachment by neighbours; sometimes boundary markers would be moved, or lines obscured, and a folk memory of the true extent of the parish was necessary to maintain integrity of borders by embedding knowledge in oral traditions.

The priest of the parish with the churchwardens and the parochial officials headed a crowd of boys who, armed with green boughs, usually birch or willow, beat the parish boundary markers with them. Sometimes the boys were themselves whipped or even violently bumped on the boundary-stones to make them remember.

Reference. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beating_the_bounds

The Route

We will walk the boundary of the Local Board area as close as we can on roads and paths starting at 10am on Saturday.

The walk is mapped here http://goo.gl/maps/XAzw and extends from Meola Reef through Western Springs, Eden Terrace, Newmarket and Judges bay.

Then by sea around the water boundary.

Mar
17
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

Apr
21
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

May
19
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

Jun
16
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

Jul
21
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

Aug
18
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

Sep
15
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

Oct
20
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre

Nov
17
Tue
Monthly public meeting @ Flora MacKenzie Room, Ponsonby Community Center
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come and meet like minded people. Flora MacKenzie Room of Ponsonby Community Centre