This booklet was created by the Manawatu Section of Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society in 1972. It contains relevant information, newspaper clippings and photographs about the rehabilitation project as well as a potted history of the area.
A sheet outlining the history of the Manawatu Knitting Mills Limited, probably created for the 1983 centenary of the establishment of the business. The business was founded by John Stubbs in his home, and moved to the Main Street site in 1889. It was originally named Stubbs Hosiery Factory, then the Manawatu Hosiery Factory before it became the Manawatu Knitting Mills Ltd in 1932.
For more information on the Manawatū Knitting Mills, see White, Jill (2007). "Women at Work in the Manawatū Knitting Mills." Manawatū Journal of History, Vol. 3, pp.20-29.
A Brief History of the Opiki Flax Industry (1902-1919), compiled by Ian Matheson on the occasion of the closing of the Opiki Toll Bridge, 22 November 1969.
The document includes information pertaining to the Makerua Swamp, the flax fibre market, the "Rangitane", "River", and "Tane" flax mills, the winch-drive wire rope crossing the Manawatū River, the impact of World War One on the industry, and the end of the industry in Opiki.
This account of the Shannon World War Two Detention Camps is based on contributions from a large number of family members and descendants of those who were in the camps. it also offers an overview of the history of the camps based on research by Margaret Tate.
An article about Whitaunui and Paiaka camps for conscientious objectors during WWII, officially called military defaulter camps.
It complements an article based on local information drawn from a range of archival and published sources, that appeared in the 2016 issue of the Manawatū Journal of History. After that publication and a subsequent lecture the author was approached by a number of people who had memories of the camp and this article is based on this new material.
This article was originally published in the 2018 "Manawatu Journal of History", and this copy extracted from that Journal for publication. It is a proof copy, although it is believed to be free of proofing errors.
This alphabetical list encompasses new research that collates the names of all Manawatū connected deaths during World War I, as can be best ascertained.
The list was compiled from Manawatū War Memorials and Rolls of Honour based on the original Manawatū counties in 1914. Supplementary information and verification of names was obtained from the NZ History website, collections of the NZ Society of Genealogists, “Communities Remember World War One: Memorials of the Manawatū Districts” by Peter Olsen and Janet Doyle, newspaper reports, school and electoral rolls, Commonwealth War Graves website and military files of Archives NZ, National Archives of Australia, and National Archives (UK).
As can be seen on the list there are questions around some of the entries, e.g. some of the names on memorials have been unable to to be traced and confirmed, there are questions about their connection to Manawatū, etc, but the list has been uploaded in its entirety.
Written by T Lindsay Buick, and sub titled The Wild Days of the West. A history of the Manawatū area, through to 1903 when it was first published. Much of the content is first hand accounts. Chapters entitled: The Land of the Rangitāne; The Second Conquest; The Pakeha; The Rāngitikei-Manawatū Block; The Early Days. Some illustrations contained.
Bernard Cox (1905 - 1970) was a Palmerston North architect. The houses designed by Cox are important as examples of modernism, a major twentieth century movement that revolutionised the way houses are designed and constructed and which expressed the social vision of the mid-twentieth century. This booklet, detailing Cox's life and some of his buildings, was written to accompany an exhibition mounted by the Manawatu Branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Official souvenir, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Palmerston North. The illustrated book was compiled by Robert H Billens and H Leslie Verry and the Organiser was H E Taylor, under the auspices of the Diamond Jubilee of Palmerston North and District Committee, headed by the Mayor, A E Mansford. The book contains a short history of the area, as well as potted histories of some businesses, organisations and institutions, up until 1937. The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Borough of Palmerston North was celebrated in 1937.
Styles included in this booklet, published by the Planning Department of the Palmerston North City Council City in 1986, are: Cottages (1880-1890), Square Villas (1890-1905), Bay Villas (1900-1910), Late Villas/Early Bungalows (1910-1920), Bungalows (1920-1935), Grand Houses (1918-1938), Flat Roof Styles (1937-1943) and the variety of styles that were popular in the 1940s-1984.
A brief history of the development of the local authority that has administered Palmerston North since 1877 - Palmerton North Borough Council 1877-1930 and Palmerston North City Council 1930 onwards. Ian Matheson, City Archivist, created a series of manuscripts on the local history of Palmerston North in the course of his work.
Palmerston North was surveyed and opened for settlement in 1866. Ian Matheson, City Archivist, created a series of manuscripts on the local history of Palmerston North in the course of his work.
This document was created to prepare an audit of buildings of architectural/historical significance within the Palmerston North Central Business District in 1993. It gives a brief overview of the history of Palmerston North with an analysis of the growth of development of the city with respect to the stock of built heritage. It is accompanied by a second section that lists all the buildings in the study area considered to be worthy of listing in the district plan, which can be found at 2016Pa_PNCC78-32-11_013395.
Clive Akers gave one of the talks during Local History Week 2008 at the Palmerston North City Library. Due to technical problems the talk was not recorded but the speaker kindly provided their notes so these have been provided instead. The notes include information on the rugby song 'On the Ball' which were not part of the original talk.
The front of this illustrated guide to the Manawatu and Rangitikei districts reads,
Palmerston North, Feilding, Hunterville, Ashhurst, Foxton, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Plimmerton, Marton, Bulls, Sanson, Shannon, Levin, Otaki, Titahi Bay.
Dairying, stock-raising, sheep-farming, flax-milling.
Beautiful coastal, river and mountain scenery. Up-to-date road map.
E. Bradbury & Co. Publishers, 16 Wyndham St, Auckland.
This is a companion volume to the Palmerston North Heritage Audit (found at 2016Pa_PNCC78-32-11_013394). The study identified buildings of architectural/historical significance within the Palmerston North Central Business District in 1993. the aim was to identify building or groupings of buildings considered to have cultural heritage value. Buildings recommended for listing contain a full inventory record.