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The lakelet in this photograph was the main feature of the last quadrant of The Square to be developed by the Beautifying Society. James Nash, Mayor of Palmerston North, opened the lakelet on 27 October 1909. The Lakelet is shaped as a butterfly, with the wings being bisected by a bridge as its body. It is also referred to as the Butterfly Lake. Four children peer over the fence at the ducks in the water. The construction of the brick All Saints Church is visible in the background - dating this photo to between the years 1913-1914.

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2014N_Sq95_008764
Title
Children at the Lakelet in the Square
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 95
Held In
Coolstore

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Palmerston North
Date
1913 to 1914

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Palmerston North City Library

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