Memorabilia re Conservation - Louis Wintle; 18-43


Memorabilia re Conservation - Louis Wintle

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Louis Lester Wintle was a member of the Ornothological Society of NZ, Patron of Mangawhai Historical Society, National Geographic, and Friends of Hauraki Gulf Marinetime Park.

This is a collection of memorabilia, related to conservation and various trips that Louis and Ada May Wintle took with friends.

A postcard from R.C. Green, University of Auckland, dated 1962, regarding information on discovery of obsidian, from Fanal Island (part of the Mokohinau Islands Bream Bay) and stone cairns.
A permit to visit Poor Knights Islands in 1959, granted by the Commissioner of Crown Lands (Lands & Survey Dept). It was addressed to C.V.A Foote, with an enclosed character reference to Louis and Ada May Wintle. There was also an accompanying letter from F. Foote to Louis Wintle.

There are newspaper clippings, written by Anne Shirley. Dated from 1952-53.
All start with 'Dear Boys and Girls' giving information on caspian terns, sanctuary for thousands of birds, cruising on the Kaipara, an island surrounded by boulders, down to the sea to fish and finding fairy houses in the bush.
Other newspaper and magazine clippings describe the various trips taken by Louis and Ada May and friends.

There is also an 'Auckland Diocesan High School' exercise book with a blue cover that was kept by Louis Wintle for recording entries of his trips.
Entries included a trip to Little Barrier Island 1958, Hen and Chicken Islands 1948, Northland Fishing Lodge (date unknown) Fanal Island 1954 and Mokohinau Islands 1954.

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