Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection

These images come from the back catalogue of negatives created by the Manawatu Evening Standard from 1956-1999. Negatives are continually being digitised and processed, so keep checking back to see what has been added to the online collection. Contact heritage@pncc.govt.nz with any questions about use or access.

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"Elephant Weighs in for Regent"

"Elephant Weighs in for Regent"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 15 May 1989 with the caption : "Sole Brothers' Circus' Minyak rallies for the cause outside the Regent Theatre on Saturday." Minyak wore banners with slogans aimed at convincing passers-by to sign a petition to save the Regent Theatre from demolition. 1500 people signed the petition during the stunt.

 
"Fleece of the Year Competition"

"Fleece of the Year Competition"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 22 June 1961 "The judging for the Massey Agricultural College "fleece of the year" took place in the college wool room yesterday and today. The 58 entries included fleeces from all major wool breeds in New Zealand - Merino, Corriedale and Romney - and had come from all over the country. The results of the judging will be released at the college's annual wool conference on July 4, 5 and 6. The photograph shows the two judges, Mr. R. Moore (Wellington, left) and Mr. D. Stewart (Christchurch, right) examining a stud Corriedale fleece from Canterbury. In the centre is Mr. A. Chadwell, a college wool instructor."

 
"Massey's New Zealand Record Attempt" Pushing an Iron Bedstead Around the Square

"Massey's New Zealand Record Attempt" Pushing an Iron Bedstead Around the Square

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 11 April 1961 "How many times can ten men push an iron bedstead around the Square in 16 hours. When photographed yesterday the students announced they were on their 91st circuit; they intended stopping on the 100th lap. Starting at 8 o'clock on Sunday evening, the students were divided in five teams, each having one hour pushing and pulling the bedstead. They found the railway crossing the hardest part of their trek as the castors kept coming off the frame."

 
"Signals Officers' Annual Dinner"

"Signals Officers' Annual Dinner"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 14 February 1961: "Mr. W.B. Tennent, Minister of Education, was welcomed as a guest at the Divisional Signals regimental officers' annual dinner by Lieut-Colonel W. Bateman, M.M., on Saturday night. Also greeting Mr. Tennent here are Captain A. MacFadgen and Major M. Hill, M.B.E. (mess president)."

Creator
Date
February 14, 1961
 
G. Wallace - New Zealand Record-Breaking Swim

G. Wallace - New Zealand Record-Breaking Swim

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 20 March 1958, page 12: "The highlight of the North Islands secondary schools' championships was the New Zealand record-breaking 100 yards breaststroke swim by the 13 year old Wanganui Technical College pupil, G. Wallace, who set the new national time of 78.9 sec to break his own junior record set in the New Zealand Championships."

Creator
Date
March 20, 1958
 
"Learning How to Use Library Reference Books"

"Learning How to Use Library Reference Books"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 14 November 1958: "Miss G. Roberts, a member of the reference library staff, showing children from the Ross Intermediate School how to use the ready reference books in the library. The teacher with the children, Mrs. M. Webster, can be seen in the background."

 
"Gifts for Needy Lepers" Donations for YMCA Charity

"Gifts for Needy Lepers" Donations for YMCA Charity

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on10 September 1958: "The Rev. A.J. Jamieson and his wife are seen busily packing clothing which is destined to keep the people of the leper colonies in India and Korea warm and comfortable. This year Palmerston North has donated four times as many articles as last year and the response to the appeals is continually growing."

 
"Gas Department Pipe Location Team"

"Gas Department Pipe Location Team"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 09 June 1961 "Mr. J.D. O'Keefe operating a pipe-locating machine in Fitzherbert Avenue today to determine the position of the old 4 in. gas main which will be replaced by a 6 in. main to improve the service to the lower end of the city. After the pipe is located its position is marked in paint by Mr. K. Paul (kneeling)."

 
"Another T.V. Aerial in the City"

"Another T.V. Aerial in the City"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 07 August 1961 "Messrs. C. Payne (kneeling) and G.M. Barlow yesterday altered the city skyline with futuristic wires and pipes - a television aerial. To make life more pleasant as they worked on the roof of a city store they listened to a transistor radio while making the last connections to the television mast."

 
"Auction of Surplus Army Stores"

"Auction of Surplus Army Stores"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 12 November 1958: "Keen interest was taken in an auction sale of surplus Army stores conducted by Messrs. J.L. Bennett, Ltd. today. A section of the large crowd watches as another lot is about to be offered."

 
"A Sight to Behold" - Flower Show

"A Sight to Behold" - Flower Show

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 30 April 1958, page 5: "The cynosure of the large numbers who attended the Palmerston North Horticultural Society's chrysanthemum show, yesterday, was this outstanding exhibition of chrysanthemums arranged in the shape of a cross. The cross was formed by the garden circle of the Y.W.C.A., with the aid of Mr. D. Keen."

 
"Corrected Plaque Replaced"

"Corrected Plaque Replaced"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 14 March 1957: "The plaque on the new city clock tower in The Square, which cause a controversy a few weeks ago, has now been replaced in its corrected form. A local monumentalist completed the job early today." The plaque reads: "The clock and chimes, christened Kerei Te Panau by Mrs W. T. Wood were opened and started on 3rd June 1906 in the Post Office by Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Ward P.C..K.C.M.G. Prime Minister and Postmaster General and were removed from that building after the 1942 earthquake and restarted in this tower donated by Arthur Hopwood Esq. in the year 1957."

 
"A Crowd Early in the Day" A&P Show

"A Crowd Early in the Day" A&P Show

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 08 November 1958: "The entertainment section of the Manawatu and West Coast A. and P. Association's Show had a good patronage early in the day as can be seen by this photograph taken yesterday morning."

 
NZ Chinese Association Community Hall Opening Ceremony

NZ Chinese Association Community Hall Opening Ceremony

This image was taken for Manawatu Evening Standard newspaper dated on 22 July 1963 with the caption, 'The Ambassador to the Republic of China, Mr Daniel Yu Tang Lew, presents the key of the new £4000 Community hall for the Manawatu branch of the NZ Chinese Association to the Manawatu branch president Mr J Chong Leun at the opening of the hall on Saturday July 27 1963. About 200 Chinese attended the official opening including for the first time the entire staff of the Chinese embassy in new Zealand. "This opening ceremony has great significance for our people," said Mr Yu Tang Lew. The branch hoped to use the hall as a youth club and eventually as a weekend school for teaching children Chinese reading, writing and history. Mayor Gilbert Rennie said on the day, "May you go form strength to strength. I am certain that the Council and people of this city will do all possible within reason to help with your plans."'

Creator
Date
July 22, 1963
 
"Record of Historical Achievement" Yuri Gagarin Circumnavigating the Earth

"Record of Historical Achievement" Yuri Gagarin Circumnavigating the Earth

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 12 June 1961: Michael Hardie, of Palmerston North received a letter from Radio Moscow replying to his letter congratulating Yuri Gagarin on being the first man in space and his circumnavigation of the Earth. He also received a photograph of Yuri Gagarin and a set of the commemorative stamp issue which depicted the historical achievement.

Creator
Date
June 12, 1961
 
"Inter-Island Smallbore Rifle Shooting"

"Inter-Island Smallbore Rifle Shooting"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on May 31 1958, page 10: "This weekend smallbore rifle clubs have gathered at Palmerston North for the North vs. South Island championship shoot. This photograph shows some of the contestants in the first 10-shot shoot of the day. From left are: K. McDowell (Wellington), R. Weston (Christchurch), who is using a Hammill rifle, bolt action (Swiss made), the only one of its kind in the championships, and N. A. Rees (Palmerston North)"

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