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Letter from Trentham during WW1
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Letter from Trentham during WW1

Pat Argyle (189o-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and... Read More

 
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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

 
Flax Poppies - ANZAC Day 2016

Flax Poppies - ANZAC Day 2016

A display of poppies made of flax and woven by the community for ANZAC Day 2016 in The Square, Palmerston North.   Read More

 
Final Battle Campaign - Best Decorated Car

Final Battle Campaign - Best Decorated Car

This photograph is captioned, "Winner of £50 prize for best decorated motorcar Palmerston North." While the occasion is not listed, this float can be seen in an... Read More

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1918
 
Awapuni Memorial Rededication

Awapuni Memorial Rededication

The Awapuni Memorial at the Palmerston North Racecourse was rededicated after its refurbishment, on 20 October 2016. The memorial was originally erected at the ... Read More

 
Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund Subscription List 1

Palmerston North & Districts Soldiers' Memorial Fund Subscription List

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Northern Schleswig Liberation Celebration

Northern Schleswig Liberation Celebration

The event celebrated the restoration of North Slesvig from Germany to Denmark following voting by its inhabitants. The Palmerston North event attracted around 4... Read More

 
Last Letter to Will Chapman

Last Letter to Will Chapman

  Battered remains of an envelope originally containing John Henry Chapman’s last letter (dated October 1918) to his younger brother Will Chapman, then servi... Read More

 
Memorial Park, Napier Road

Memorial Park, Napier Road

Colour enhanced print of Memorial Park, looking down from Napier Road side. The War Memorial at right, was dedicated to those who died in World War I and World ... Read More

 
Unidentified Soldiers on Horseback

Unidentified Soldiers on Horseback

This image comes from a collection of glass negatives found in the attic of a Palmerston North home. The people in the images are possibly the Lovelock family, ... Read More

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1890 to 1910
 
Palmerston North War Memorial, the Square

Palmerston North War Memorial, the Square

A war memorial to commemorate local soldiers who died in World War One was erected in the centre of The Square, Palmerston North, in 1926. The figure that sits ... Read More

 
Awapuni Memorial Restoration

Awapuni Memorial Restoration

A project got underway in 2014 to clean up and restore the Awapuni Memorial at the Palmerston North Racecourse. This photograph shows one of the old race course... Read More

 
Gilbert Edison Rose

Gilbert Edison Rose

Gilbert Edison Rose's parents were early settlers to the Rangiwahia district. Gilbert served with the 27th New Zealand Mounted Rifles during World War One. His ... Read More

 
Gilbert Rose and Mary Hinkley

Gilbert Rose and Mary Hinkley

Gilbert Edison Rose with wife Mary Constance Cecile Hinkley (m. 1916). Gilbert Rose's parents were early settlers to the Rangiwahia district. Gilbert served wi... Read More

 
Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron

Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron

Wellington Mounted Rifles, B Squadron Read More

 
Will Chapman in Uniform

Will Chapman in Uniform

  Will Chapman in army kit (centre, nearest camera) during family farewells on the day that he boarded the troopship SS Willochra bound for Suez. From Septem... Read More

 
Unidentified Officer

Unidentified Officer

This image, showing an unidentified Captain, comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Ma... Read More

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1910 to 1920
 
Unveiling of the War Memorial, The Square

Unveiling of the War Memorial, The Square

The Palmerston North cenotaph, constructed in the centre of The Square to commemorate those who died in World War One, was opened by the then Prime Minister Mr ... Read More

 
Souvenir from France, embroidered WWI postcard
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Souvenir from France, embroidered WWI postcard

This postcard comes from the Mackrell Archive. They came to be in possession of the Mackrell family by way of Huia Mackrell's wife, Doris Cammock (later Mrs Mac... Read More

 
Private James Roy Campbell Stewart

Private James Roy Campbell Stewart

Private Stewart was 18 when he was killed at Passchendaele (Belgium) on 12 October 1917. Refer Fitzherbert East Aokautere School and District 1889-1989... Read More

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