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.
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.
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: Gaynor Whyte (cutting ribbon) Margaret Weir (at right behind Gaynor Whyte), Noeline Penny (at left behind Gaynor Whyte). Photo 3: Margaret Tate. Photo 4: Margaret Tennant. Photo 5: One scene from the exhibition.
These photographs show the Scandinavian Club taking part in the opening of the Vasa Exhibition at the Manawatu Museum.
"A view of the south-western corner of The Square towards Coleman Place. Down the street, through the middle of The Square can be seen from left: Childs Hotel; Henderson’s Chemist; Luen and Co. Tailors; Hepworths; C M Ross Bon Marche store, Bank of Australia."
The Grammer family were early residents of Ashhurst. This album is one of several artefacts created during World War Two by Ron Grammer.
A panorama of The Square, 1937.
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.
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.
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.
These photographs comprise a 7 part panorama taken from the top of what was the Public Library on the corner of Main Street East. It shows what The Square looked like at 9.30 am on a very clear, windy morning in the winter of 1983.
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.
This loose page from a photograph album contains 8 photographs of Craven pupils, one named '1911 Cricket Team' and another named 'Sports 1911'.
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.
The "Hydrabad" went ashore on Waiterere Beach on 25th June 1878 in gale force winds while on voyage from Lyttleton to Adelaide. It was a full-rigged iron ship of 1250 tons net register, built in Scotland in 1865. Length 229.5 ft, beam 32.2 ft, depth 23.2 ft. The hull remains lying in the sand virtually intact but is slowly sinking and will eventually become completely covered. Surrounded by water at high tide, the hull is dry at low-tide. Most of the beams and frames of the hull are still in position and the lower parts of the masts are still standing - part of one broken mast lies beside the hull pointing out to sea.
Unidentified people visit the "Hydrabad" wreck. The "Hydrabad" went ashore on Waiterere Beach on 25th June 1878 in gale force winds while on voyage from Lyttleton to Adelaide. It was a full-rigged iron ship of 1250 tons net register, built in Scotland in 1865. Length 229.5 ft, beam 32.2 ft, depth 23.2 ft. The hull remains lying in the sand virtually intact but is slowly sinking and will eventually become completely covered. Surrounded by water at high tide, the hull is dry at low-tide. Most of the beams and frames of the hull are still in position and the lower parts of the masts are still standing - part of one broken mast lies beside the hull pointing out to sea.
The Regent Theatre was built by the Australasian cinema and theatre chain J.C. Williamson Limited. Williamson's began its New Zealand operation in 1926. The theatre, one of several Regents built throughout New Zealand and Australia at this time, was a dual-purpose cinema and theatre. The Melbourne architect Charles Hollinshed was hired to design the building which was completed in 1930 at a cost of £46,000, becoming the largest and most lavish auditorium in the city. It retained its twin functions for much of its life, before falling into relative disuse and eventually closing in 1991. The Palmerston North City Council purchased the building 1993 and began restoration work in 1996. The Regent Theatre is a now rare survivor of the heyday of the theatre/cinema. As the only such venue in Palmerston North to survive to this day, the Regent is of great social importance to the city. The exterior design, and to a much greater degree, interior design are remarkably authentic and rare examples of theatre design in New Zealand, and as such, the Regent is a landmark building in type and style. The exterior is built in the Art Deco style, while the interior is Persian painted plaster ornament. The external symmetry, vertical fins, shallow stylised relief, stepped skyline, and chevron ornament are typical of the Art Deco style. The main entrance, with walls of coloured plaster and travertine, leads into a large barrel-vaulted, double height space, off which there are the entrances to the main performance space. The interior decoration of the theatre is taken directly from Owen Jones' book on design, “Grammar of Ornament.” The auditorium seats 1393 people in a two-tier circle and stalls arrangement (originally it accommodated 1600 guests). Architect, Charles Hollinshed graduated from Sydney University in 1922, one of the first three graduates in architecture in Australia. With A.H. Walkely, Hollinshed practised in Melbourne and the firm specialised in theatre and cinema design. One of their best-known designs was Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne (1934). Hollinshed also design Hoyts Limited (with Richard Gailey) the celebrated "Spanish Gothic" Regent Theatre, Brisbane (1929), now demolished.
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.
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.
A panorama in three parts of the Manawatu A and P Show of 1915. The first Agricultural and Pastoral Show in Palmerston North was held in 1886, at the Showgrounds.