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Creighton Family Album
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Creighton Family Album

This photograph album depicts the Creighton Family of 5 Donnington Street, Palmerston North. It shows a range of different locations around Palmerston North and the surrounding area, ranging from 1940 to around 1943. The woman in most of the pictures (unless otherwise specified) is Emma Curling Creighton (aka Goldie, Bubs, Curling and Spiffy), while the man is Melvyn J Creighton. They married 19 July 1941 and had Robyn Curling Creighton 29 December 1942 and Lynn Melwynn Creighton 20 October 1948.

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1940 to 1943
 
Barrow Family Photograph Album Page 1
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Barrow Family Photograph Album

This 1930s photograph album belongs to the Barrow Family, of Palmerston North. Subjects include family members, pets, airplanes, the 1935 flood, cars and car crashes, the Esplanade Gardens and other local landmarks.

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1930s
 
Souvenir of Miranui and Weka Flaxmills Page 1
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Souvenir of Miranui and Weka Flaxmills

This photograph album contains photographs of the Seifert flaxmills Weka and Miranui. Flax workers are pictured cultivating, gathering, drying and processing the fibres. Details of the transport operations undertaken by cart and barge are also shown. The album was given to R H Webb on 9 March 1918 by the Managing Director of the mills, Alfred Seifert.

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August 1917 to October 1917
 
Serbian Orthodox Church Gathering 1
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Serbian Orthodox Church Gathering

These photographs depict a special celebration held around the Christmas / New Year period sometime during the 1980s. People came from all around the Central North Island to attend this celebration. The location is thought to be Waituna West, possibly Rewa Presbyterian Church. The priests in the photographs were born in New Zealand, but traveled to what was then Yugoslavia to train in the arts of icon painting. Their names were Father Nicholas and Father Ambrose.

 
Ashhurst Scout Group Album, 1967-1973 1
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Ashhurst Scout Group Album, 1967-1973

A variety of activities are shown in the photograph album created by the Ashhurst Scout Group, including examples of bush craft, a handicraft expo, games and several Field and Cub Days. Group photographs are also included.

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1967 to 1973
 
Craven School for Girls Photograph Album 1
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Craven School for Girls Photograph Album

Photograph album mainly consisting of photographs of pupils and activities of Craven School, Palmerston North. The names written in ink were added by Lorna Playford, who donated the album to the Ian Matheson City Archives. Alongside views of life at the school, the album also contains holiday snaps and visits to neighbouring farms.

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1903 to 1915
 
Women's Place Pamphlet Launch 1
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Women's Place Pamphlet Launch

These photographs were taken at the launch of the "Women's Place" pamphlet and exhibition in 1993. Photo 1: Group outside Square Edge. John Thornley (far left), Pamela Benson (12th from left, brown jacket/fair hair), Roni Fitzmaurice (15th from left, grey hair/glasses), Sue Hall (?, 3rd from right). Photo 2: Margaret Weir (at right behind woman in green), Noeline Penny (at left behind woman in green). Photo 3: Margaret Tate. Photo 4: Margaret Tennant. Photo 5: One scene from the exhibition.

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1993
 
Panorama of The Square, 1912
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Panorama of The Square, 1912

This photograph Part A of three part panorama of the Square. the photograph looks across the Church Street side of The Square. In the centre back can be seen the former BNZ on the Corner of Fitzherbert Street, and on the left back can be seen the Grand Hotel. Square was bisected by the railway tracks, and trains ran through The Square until 1964 when the deviation around the city was completed. During this period The Square was divided into 5 areas by roads. See also 2014N_Sq367a_008715 for another view of the completed picture.

 
Bainesse School Jubilee photo album
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Bainesse School Jubilee photo album

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. This album covers the Bainesse School 50th and 60th Jubilee celebrations.

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Bainesse
 
Panorama of the Square, 1915
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Panorama of the Square, 1915

Section 1: The Crown Studios; Pegdens Furniture Warehouse; H.S. Porteous, grocer; DM George, draper and clothier; Wacker's Zealandia Shoe Repair Depot; B.H. Just, nurseryman; Bert Pratt, Hairdressers and Tobacconist; Occidental Hotel - built in the 1880s and destroyed by fire in 1927; Statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe. Section 2: At rear left can be seen the Bank of New Zealand on the corner of Fitzherbert Street. At rear right is the All Saints Church and the Grand Hotel on either side of the Church Street corner. In the forefront can be seen the central strip of The Square, which was dominated by the train track running through it. Section 3: The scene shows the central strip of The Square, which was dominated by the train track running through it, and beyond to the Main Street yards and train station. Visible: "Daily Times" (remained on this site until 1913); W Park's bookshop - remained here until about 1910; Richard Leary's chemist shop was on this site until 1937; The Coles Building, erected in 1902; Railway Station, Main Street West (lcoated here until 1963); Band Rotunda (1908); Kind Edward VII Memorial (1902) Section 4: The scene is of The Square from Main Street (on left) through to Coleman Mall. At this time Rangitikei Street stretched into The Square (as shown) and a road ran alongside the central strip, which had the train track running through it.Visible: Child's Commercial Hotel; CM Ross Co (est. 1883); Union Bank of Australia (1882) Section 5: The scene shows The Square from the Coleman Mall corner (at left) through to Rangitikei Street corner on the right. In the foreground can be seen one of the two cannons, purchased from the Government by the Palmerston North Borough Council.Visible: Manawatu Tea Rooms (opened 1905); Clarendon Hotel (rebuilt in 1904 after a fire destroyed the original 2 storey wooden building); Old Gun - placed in the Square by the City Council 1909. Section 6: The scene shows The Square from the Bank of New Zealand on the corner of Rangitikei Street, through to the beginning of Broadway.Visible: Bank of New Zealand (corner Rangitikei Street and the Square); Watchorn's drapery moved here from the PCD site in 1908.