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Bucklands Beach Playcentre

Collection | Ref # MNP MS 185 | Held by South Auckland Research Centre

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Bucklands Beach Playcentre


Bucklands Beach Playcentre

Level of description:



0.5 linear metres

Reference number:

MNP MS 185


The Playcentre Federation of New Zealand, an internationally recognised early childhood organisation unique to New Zealand, was formed in 1948 with a philosophy of the importance of child initiated play and the importance of parents as educators of their own children. The Bucklands Beach Playcentre was formed in 1960 and continues to thrive in 2009.

Records include three volumes of minute books, from April 1960 to August 1976, as well as correspondence for these years. One folder includes a register of attendance for 1974, as well as annual reports for the years 1974 to 1976 and 1979 and annual reports, rules and lists of other committees of the National Federation.

Minute Books
12th April 1960 – 3rd November 1970, foxing, creasing, a few torn pages fixed with cellotape, rips on cover, worn edges. Good condition.
March 1971 – August 1974, foxing, stains, tape. Good condition.
30th June 1974 – March 1978, foxing, stains, tape. Good condition.

Creasing, foxing, fold lines, worn edges, fading. Good condition.

Dates covered:

1960 - 1979



Physical characteristics:

Minute Book April 1960 – November 1970, dark red cover, yellow spine, brown marbled end papers, blue, black and red ink, some typescript pages attached with glue March 1971 – August 1974, orange cardboard cover with gold lettering, light grey spine. Typed meeting minutes glued in to minute book. Blue, black, green and red ink. 30th June 1974 – March 1978, olive green cloth cover with gold lettering. Typed meeting minutes glued in to minute book. Blue and black ink. 9 folders of loose-leaf documents 1 envelope with newsletter

Archival history:

Collection previously held at Manukau City Council Archives and Auckland Council Archives, MCCA W2208.

Access conditions:

No restrictions

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Bucklands Beach · Manukau · Manukau City, Bucklands Beach

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