Roy Clements Treeway

Mount Albert History Walk

Roy Clements Treeway

Auckland, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Created By: Auckland Council


Roy Clements was a teacher of English and Music at Mount Albert Grammar School in the 1980s, coming there after stints as General Secretary of the Student Christian Movement and as an English teacher in Germany. He returned with a Volkswagen Kombi van, which he used in a long-term project to broaden the minds of sports-focused Mount Albert Grammar boys by teaching them to plant trees. He was offered the use of a “wasteland of swamp and gorse” by the headmaster, which was unsuitable for sports fields because of its position on the wrong side of Meola Creek. The original idea was for the boys who planted the trees to tend them for the rest of their lives, but today the Reserve is cared for by the St Lukes Environmental Protection Society.

If you have additional time, you may venture through Roy Clements Treeway. Follow the trail to Haverstock Road, and then turn right. Continue until you reach Euston Road, and then turn right again. At Mount Albert Road, turn right a final time and continue along the road until you reach Kerr Taylor Avenue, where this tour resumes. Don't forget to read the entry on Mount Albert Grammar School during your walk along the Treeway!

If you do not have more time, continue along Alberton Avenue to the next stop.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Mount Albert History Walk


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