By Lucy Cranwell & John La Roche
Soft cover, 77 pages, generously illustrated with b&w & colour photographs
The history of the field hut built by a ‘syndicate of five’ University of Auckland Field Club students at Anawhata in the 1920s. The hut on its 7 ha of land on a headland above Fisherman’s Rock (White’s Beach) was gifted to the University in 1966 by its surviving owners. Unfortunately the hut was burnt down by an arsonist on 11 April 1998. All that remains is the fireplace’s concrete hearth adorned by a kiwi outlined in pebbles, and a large memorial stone from the Te Henga Quarry erected by the University’s School of Biological Sciences. The land is still owned by the University, but it is managed under an agreement with Auckland Council.