The Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Memorial Hall in Freyberg Square in Auckland’s CBD was completed in 1962 and designed by Tibor Donner (1907-1993). Donner was the Chief Architect of Auckland City Council from 1946-67 and designed many well-known public buildings, including our Civic Administration Building and Parnell Baths.
|Ref: 580-5695, Construction of the hall in 1961, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
|Ref: 1093-ALBUM -214-13, Councillor Ellen Melville, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
|Ref: 7-A12553, 1919 election advert for Miss E. Melville, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
- Auckland Libraries heritage resources - available at the Central Auckland Research Centre
- Manuscripts (NZMS 533; NZMS 844) - available from the Sir George Grey Special Collections. These can be accessed at the Central City Library and the records can be viewed online through Manuscripts Online (enter ellen melville into the keyword search box)
- Community Archive records
|Ref: 580-8330, the hall in Dec 1963, Sir George Grey Special Collections|