So how did the name Wesley come to find a home in Mt Roskill?
|THE FRONT VIEW OF WESLEY COLLEGE, THREE KINGS,|
'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 7-A227'
The plaque below is to mark the foundation stone of Wesley College. It was laid on 6 April 1940 in McCulloch Avenue and reads:
This marks the site of the Three Kings Wesleyan Native Institution Foundation Stone laid by the Governor Sir George Grey, April 6, 1848. Transferred to Wesley College, Paerata, August 28 1922.
|'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 4-2671-30'|
If you had a methodist relative in your past, there are plenty of resources at Auckland Libraries for you to do a little digging. One gem is the New Zealand Methodist Centenary Index, published in 1922, which lists Methodist ministers and preachers on "trial" - a history of where these folk served and what years. There is also a list of those who were at the Three Kings College and an alphabetical list of deceased ministers. Below is an example of the information you may find:
|Call Number 2 NZL OCC in the Family History collection, Central Research Centre|