Hawke Scout Hall

Auckland, New Zealand

Hawke Scout Hall

The Hawke Scout hall is a building located on the edge of Coxs Bay, which is between the suburbs of Herne Bay and Westmere in Auckland, New Zealand. It is primarily used by Sea Scouts.

In January 1928, a boat shed was erected at the foot of Jervois Road on a reserve vested by special legislation and became the headquarters of Hawke Sea Scouts. As the group grew in size a hall was built over the top of the old boat shed in 1943. In 1951 "The Ship", as the building is locally referenced, was further extended. On 21 July 1952 a fire swept through the building with almost total loss of building and gear. In addition to locally significant trophies destroyed, an item of national historical significance was lost in the fire; this was the White Ensign flown by the NZ cruiser HMNZS Achilles during the Battle of the River Plate and also flown at the Surrender of Japan at the end of World War II.

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