Alois Sconbachler: Curator 1949

Alois Sconbachler was born in Switzerland. He came to New Zealand in 1912 and worked on the land before starting work in the park in December 1928 as a gardener. He worked in the park for 25 years until June 1954. He was acting curator during the period between Thomas Horton retiring and Jack Goodwin starting. For the last sixteen years of his time at the park he was the caretaker of the Sportsground and well respected for the way the pitch was presented.

Every morning for twenty years he fed the park ducks breadcrumbs at 8.0 am and admitted that “After twenty years I still can’t tell one from another”.