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NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 4

NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 4

Four first edition maps in a series covering Palmerston North and close environs. Map four covers Takaro, West End, Awapuni and Awatapu areas of Palmerston North, and some of Fitzherbert and Kairanga County areas. Map shows: Section and Lot numbers of properties; size of sections and lots, Palmerston North city and country boundaray; Survey District Block boundary; Registration District boundary; Deposited Plan boundary. Drawn by Barbara M Winchester

 
Sale of Land, Blocks V, VI, IX, X & XIII of Kairanga County

Sale of Land, Blocks V, VI, IX, X & XIII of Kairanga County

Land to be sold at the Public Hall, Palmerston (North) on Monday, 21 February 1881. Plan comprises portions of blocks V, VI, IX, X & XIII of Kairanga County. Surveyed by T M Drummond in 1878 and G W Thompson in 1880. Land composes the area now encompassed by Cloverlea and Westbrook suburbs.

Creator
Date
January 1, 1881
Place
Kairanga
 
Map of Manawatu and Wellington Railway Company Lands

Map of Manawatu and Wellington Railway Company Lands

The financially embarrassed central government of the 1870's had the Wellington - Manawatu railway finished by a private company in return for which the company was given extensive lands on both sides of the track. The real estate was sold gradually for a large profit. The original of the map is held in the Ian Matheson City Archives (M 16).

 
NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 1

NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 1

Four first edition maps in a series covering Palmerston North and close environs. Map one covers Milson in Palmerston North, and the Town of Bunnythorpe and Kairanga areas of Kairanga County. Map shows: Section and Lot numbers of properties; size of sections and lots, Palmerston North city and country boundaray; Survey District Block boundary; Registration District boundary; Deposited Plan boundary. Drawn by Barbara M Winchester

 
Map of Palmerston North Borough - 1923

Map of Palmerston North Borough - 1923

Map of Palmerston North Borough by H R Farquhar showing streets, landmarks and property sections.

Creator
Date
1923
Place
Palmerston North
 
Plan of Town and Suburban Sections: Palmerston North, Manawatu

Plan of Town and Suburban Sections: Palmerston North, Manawatu

This map shows one of the earliest layout plans for Palmerston North. It includes mostly sections south of present day Main Street (labelled Great Northern Road). The map shows some of the landscape features underlying the present day city. Scale 10 chains : 1 inch. Original copy of map has date of 1872 - this has been twinked out at some stage and the map MAY actually be 1874.

 
NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 2

NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 2

Four first edition maps in a series covering Palmerston North and close environs. Map two covers Roslyn, Milson and Kelvin Grove areas of Palmerston North, and areas towards Bunnythorpe in Kairanga Council. Map shows: Section and Lot numbers of properties; size of sections and lots, Palmerston North city and country boundaray; Survey District Block boundary; Registration District boundary; Deposited Plan boundary. Drawn by Barbara M Winchester

 
NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 3

NZ Cadastral Map - Town Series: Palmerston North Map 3

Four first edition maps in a series covering Palmerston North and close environs. Map three covers Hokowhitu and Terrace End in Palmerston North, and the Fitzherbert (Aokautere) area, which was then in the Kairanga County. Map shows: Section and Lot numbers of properties; size of sections and lots, Palmerston North city and country boundaray; Survey District Block boundary; Registration District boundary; Deposited Plan boundary. Drawn by Barbara M Winchester

 
Shell Map of Manawatu

Shell Map of Manawatu

This map was created for the Shell Company of New Zealand Ltd by Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd. Dunedin (Lithography) and Palmer and Mahood Ltd Wellington (Draughtsmen). It details the condition of all the major roads in the region, as well as amenities like camping grounds, schools, cemeteries and Shell Company petrol stations.

Creator
Date
1950s
 
AA Manawatu District Map 1976 1
AA Manawatu District Map 1976 2

AA Manawatu District Map, 1976

This map details the major driving routes in and around the Manawatu District as in the 1970s. The reverse gives a potted history of Palmerston North and lists some of of the regions most popular features, including parks, beaches and other amenities.

Creator
Date
1976
Place
Manawatu
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