Jo Marli + Robert Brooke mnzm

 

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Jo Marli

The photos of the above boat – Jo Marli, were sent to me by Nathan Herbert, and were taken during the recent Mahurangi Regatta weekend.
Nathan also sent in the b/w photo (most likely taken somewhere along Beaumont Street, Auckland City) and commented that the boat on the hard left is the same boat.
Can anyone tell us more about Jo Marli?
Input from Harold Kidd
Robert well deserves his MNZOM. It’s just so nice that his life’s work is recognised as having national value.
JO MARLI first appears in 1962 owned by R.R. Miller of 346 Dominion Road and he continues as owner for many years after that. She’s been on the Mahurangi for 10 years or so.

MNZM for Robert Brooke

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In case you missed the news, Robert Brooke was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the New Years Honours.(story ex CYA Sheerlines newsletter)

Mr Robert Brooke has helped preserve New Zealand’s wooden boatbuilding heritage and continues to contribute to and advise pro bono on boatbuilding and restoration to this day. Brooke pioneered and was pivotal in the integration of the ‘Design-and-Build’ mode of teaching and learning into the national curriculum of Workshop Technology. Where previously students copied existing designs or components, under Design-and-Build students conceive the design and see it through to completion. This principle has become the mainstay of technology education and is flourishing under the NCEA environment. He was an advisor in technical subjects for the then Department of Education from 1987 to 1990 and was the National Moderator of the Northern Region appointed to assess National Standards. He has been National Examiner for Ship, Yacht and Boatbuilding and has been a member of the Ship, Yacht and Boatbuilding Advisory Committee for Unitec. He has moderated Ship, Yacht and Boatbuilding Trade and Advanced Trade examinations. He has been General Manager of the Boating Industry Training Organisation. He was commissioned from 2003 to 2005 to design and set up the Boatbuilding Training and Apprenticeship Scheme for the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders’ Association in Canada. Mr Brooke was a leading figure in the establishment of the Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School.

Message from Robert Brook

A very sincere thank you for all the congratulatory messages.

Education, the Marine industry and Classic boats have been a large part of my life and it has been a great.

Thank you again.

Robert

9 thoughts on “Jo Marli + Robert Brooke mnzm

  1. Robert well deserves his MNZOM. It’s just so nice that his life’s work is recognised as having national value.
    JO MARLI first appears in 1962 owned by R.R. Miller of 346 Dominion Road and he continues as owner for many years after that. She’s been on the Mahurangi for 10 years or so.

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  2. Congratulations Robert, well deserved. Your input and parting of knowledge to the wooden/classic boat community is much appreciated and cherished. We are working hard to ensure this type of knowledge is not lost and we would like you to be a big part of this. We know we have the people and components to create a world class maritime heritage activity centre that will benefit the whole city.

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  3. Congratulations Robert – very well deserved and nice to get the acknowledgement after the years of service/effort – NZ boatbuilding would have been a different beast without your vision.

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  4. Alan, you are confusing again. The Jo Marli looks a nice boat but whatis the name of the other woody under bird netting? There are two very different boats here in this posting.
    Congratulations Robert Brooke.

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  5. JO MARLI was very much out & about on the 50s & 60s – saw her all the time, — always looking pristine & well loved.
    She spent a lot of time at Kawau in the summer, but unfortunately I’m blank on ownership etc. — KEN R

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