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Re: Home for Ex Servicewomen 20 Moturoa Street, Wellington
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 10 March 21 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Back again KK ...

Don't know if you subscribe to ancestry.com (or other) ?   
Ancestry have the "Wise's NZPO Directories" online ... have a feeling these can be accessed for free ??
But they are rather beastly to search through until you get the hang of them.  ::)

Anyway, just looked at a few years worth (of Wise's NZPO) and right up until 1955 there were only four houses in that street (# 20 - 18 - 16 and # 8 )  :D

Number 20 Moturoa Street, Pipitea (Thorndon)  .. occupied by  > >

1936 / 1940  - WYLIE - Mrs Martha (think I saw in WCC records "a WYLIE" was original builder ? )
   
    and here you go ... a name for the house !!

1955 - Lady Freyberg's Service Women's Veterans Home - and at this time it is combined with # 18 Moturoa Street .

[Yes,  Wairarapa Archives - great. ]


So sorry that your lockdown has lasted this long - it doesn't seem fair.   Hope things brighten up soon.   :)

Kia Kaha

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Re: Home for Ex Servicewomen 20 Moturoa Street, Wellington
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 10 March 21 22:11 GMT (UK) »
https://www.propertyvalue.co.nz/wellington/wellington-city/pipitea-6011/lady-freyberg-house-18-moturoa-street-pipitea-wellington-6011-5125188

Mmm .. still known (or referred to) as Lady Fryberg House.    This is # 18 Moturoa (hidden behind the fence as I mentioned earlier).

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Re: Home for Ex Servicewomen 20 Moturoa Street, Wellington
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 10 March 21 22:15 GMT (UK) »
Haha ... I've been all around the "pig", before reaching it's ...  ;D

Hope this press reader link will work  ..

https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-dominion-post/20100327/282879431935473

^   ... so this is # 18 Moturoa Street


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Re: Home for Ex Servicewomen 20 Moturoa Street, Wellington
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 10 March 21 22:28 GMT (UK) »
https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22683464

Lady Freyberg Home  ... this gives some dates which may be of use ?

Natlib.govt  might also be able to provide you with more info if there's something you particularly want.

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Re: Home for Ex Servicewomen 20 Moturoa Street, Wellington
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 11 March 21 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lu

What a star!!! You have done the hard work. Thank you so much. I had emailed the Wellington RSA and overnight got an email directing me to the National Library.
Fortunately I am a member of Ancestry but hadn't started on the directories although I have used them numerous times.
My husband and I were supposed to be coming home in February for a long holiday to include research but it looks like it may be another year before we get there.

Thanks again
KK

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Re: Home for Ex Servicewomen 20 Moturoa Street, Wellington
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lu

I just wanted to let you know I emailed the National Library after looking to see what they had. I was really pleased to get a copy of an article on the Lady Freyberg House in the NZ Nursing Journal from December 1952. The article had everything I wanted to know. Even better was a photo in the article of my great aunt, her best friend and four other ex WW1 nurses. What a result!!!!! They also sent me a copy of my aunt's application to live there. I was thrilled and very impressed with the library. Thank you for your help.
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Re: Home for Ex Servicewomen 20 Moturoa Street, Wellington
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi KK 

Thanks for the update.

Wow ... that is the best news !   And to have a photo too. !!     So happy for you.   :)

And yes, top marks to the National Library of New Zealand.
Hope your lockdown will be over soon ... and you can get back to Aotearoa for your holiday.

     ~   Lu