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Newsletter - October 2002

Greetings from the President.
Members who attended the September meeting were treated to a personal account given by Mr. Jean Paul Van Weerl of the differences of shelling on the east and west coasts of South Africa - Jean had sent his collection of SA. shells back to Holland but used a wide variety of slides to illustrate his talk. We would appreciate hearing other member's accounts of shelling experiences in NZ and overseas, especially if you have slides or a video of the trip.

Next Meeting: Tuesday 8th October 7:30 pm at the Museum.
Entrance by the rear Admin door between 7:15-7:30pm. We regret there can be no late admittance due to security regulations. Mystery door prizes!
Speakers:Tony and Jenny Enderby, our Poireria Editors. Their topic is “Diving NZ for the Lonely Planet” a new book due out soon. They will be showing a selection of their magnificent underwater slides taken for this project. This is a not to be missed evening!

Auction Schedule and a map enclosed with newsletter

Shell Auction Sunday 10th November 2002. Free Trading Tables 10:00am - 12:30pm

Mon. 11th: Tour of the Museum Marine Dept - 2pm with the Curator, Dr Carol Diebel. Contact Reception re, the rear Admin. door - or contact Margaret Morley ph. 306-7070 ex. 887.

Tues. 12th: Free time or visit collections of Mrs M. Morley Mr. B. Hazelwood and Mr. D. Snook.

Tues. 12th: 7:30pm Evening lecture - Auckland Museum Club Meeting: Speaker Mike Hart. Mike will talk about his experiences shelling on Aitutaki Is. in the Cook Islands.

Low Tides are not great for shelling on this weekend: The West coast is best. Mon at 9:27am. Tues. 10:27am. We recommend you try the West Coast beaches: Cornwallis, Whatipu or Maori Bay.

Field trip to Little Barrier Is: all places are taken. Its now up to the weather.

Bits and Pieces: Daphnella Cancellata - seen by Bruce Hazelwood at Waiwera, by John Murphy near the Takapuna boat ramp in the shell sand about 4 years ago, and by Margaret Morley on Howick beach.


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