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Skandia No. 1, 18 November 1875

This Danish-Norwegian newspaper was produced in Palmerston North on 18 November 1875. The editor was Hjalmar Graff. It is believed that this was the only volume... Read More

 
Page 1: Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war dead
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Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war dead

A complete list of all the people named on the Palmerston North War Memorial Cenotaph in The Square, in two parts. The first part is the original WWI names from... Read More

 
Display: P K Fowler – wartime aviator

Display: P K Fowler – wartime aviator

A brief history of Philip's Fowlers wartime service. His archives, mainly on his flying career in World War One and Two, are held at the Ian Matheson City Archi... Read More

 
Thorrold – Jaggard’s Caravans

Thorrold – Jaggard’s Caravans

Notes on the caravans built by Reginald Thorrold - Jaggard, a Palmerston North architect. The archives of the architectural firm of Reginald and William Thorrol... Read More

 
Awapuni Memorial Rededication

Awapuni Memorial Rededication

The Awapuni Memorial was rededicated at the ceremony at the Palmerston North Race Course on Thursday 20 October Read More

 
"John Jarvie 'Jack' Gillies"

"John Jarvie 'Jack' Gillies"

Article on John Gillies (1866 - 1940). In the 19th century he was involved in the sawmilling and dairy industries in the Manawatū, and later began a taxi servi... Read More

 
Page 1: Origins of street names of Palmerston North
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Origins of street names of Palmerston North

Typewritten list of the names of streets in Palmerston North and their origins, as in 1953. Includes some alterations and additions in the hand writing of A G S... Read More

 
Page 1: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston North
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List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston North

Two typewritten lists, with hand written annotations, containing the names and adddresses of sons and daughters of 'early pioneers' whose names appear in the Bo... Read More

 
Power: Electrical Supply to the Manawatu

Power: Electrical Supply to the Manawatu

Colin Rush, the author, was involved in the Electrical Industry from 1952. He began at Hayward’s sub-station, was then employed as a cadet, and worked in the en... Read More

 
Robért Embroideries

Robért Embroideries

A brief illustrated history of Robért Embroideries, a long standing business in Palmerston North. Archives of the business are held at the Ian Matheson City Arc... Read More

 
Page 1: 'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'
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'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'

A typed manuscript describing the Palmerston North City Corporation (now the Palmerston North City Council), its functions, organisational structure, department... Read More

 
A Project to Rehabilitate the Esplanade Bush, Palmerston North 1
A Project to Rehabilitate the Esplanade Bush, Palmerston North 2A Project to Rehabilitate the Esplanade Bush, Palmerston North 3A Project to Rehabilitate the Esplanade Bush, Palmerston North 4A Project to Rehabilitate the Esplanade Bush, Palmerston North 5A Project to Rehabilitate the Esplanade Bush, Palmerston North 6+13
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A Project to Rehabilitate the Esplanade Bush, Palmerston North

This booklet was created by the Manawatu Section of Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society in 1972. It contains relevant information, newspaper clippings and ... Read More

 
Notes on the Origin and Meaning of Some Manawatū Placenames

Notes on the Origin and Meaning of Some Manawatū Placenames

A research file detailing place names in the Manawatū region that was compiled by Ian Matheson at the request of The Country Women's Institute. Read More

 
The Settlement of Rangiotu

The Settlement of Rangiotu

An unknown author details the arrival of his family in Rangiotu in 1937. The document describes daily life in the area during the 1930s and 1940s. The earlier n... Read More

 
"German-ating the Seeds of Anger, the Great War's impact on Germans in Manawatu and Rangitikei"

"German-ating the Seeds of Anger, the Great War's impact on Germans in Manawatu and Rangitikei"

This is Val Burr's B.A (Hons) History Research Exercise for Massey University. It discusses German emigration to this area, and explores the experience of Germa... Read More

 
The Tangiwai Disaster and the Nicholls Family

The Tangiwai Disaster and the Nicholls Family

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Palmerston North Showgrounds history

Palmerston North Showgrounds history

A brief history of the Palmerston North Showgrounds, now Arena Manawatu, by Leanne Hickman. Established in 1886 by the Manawatu and West Coast Agricultural an... Read More

 
The Manawatu Knitting Mills Limited History
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The Manawatu Knitting Mills Limited History

A sheet outlining the history of the Manawatu Knitting Mills Limited, probably created for the 1983 centenary of the establishment of the business. The business... Read More

 
History of Palmerston North City Library, 1879-1979 1
History of Palmerston North City Library, 1879-1979 2History of Palmerston North City Library, 1879-1979 3History of Palmerston North City Library, 1879-1979 4History of Palmerston North City Library, 1879-1979 5History of Palmerston North City Library, 1879-1979 6+5
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History of Palmerston North City Library, 1879-1979

This history of the Palmerston North City Library (1879-1979) was written by Ian W Malcolm, City Librarian at time of publication. Read More

 
Totaranui and Awahou South School Information Sheet 1
Totaranui and Awahou South School Information Sheet 2

Totaranui and Awahou South School Information Sheet

A brief history of both Totaranui and Awahou South School, both of which now reside on the grounds of Te Manawa Museum. Read More

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