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In 1953 Arthur Hopwood gifted the city of Palmerston North £10,000 for the construction of a clock tower, to house the clock and chimes removed from the Post Office after the 1942 earthquake. It was completed in 1957. Originally it included a sound shell (stage) at the base, but this was removed c1990. In 2007 the clock tower was refurbished and the structure now includes a lantern style cross at the top.

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Digitisation ID
2007Pa_Pb1967_CLO_0509
Title
Clock Tower, The Square, on cover of Palmerston North telephone book
Relation
Telephone Directory 1967
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IMCA Digital Archive

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Palmerston North
Date
circa 1967

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New Zealand Post Office

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Clock Tower, The Square, on cover of Palmerston North telephone book
Letter from General Post Office, Wellington, to the Palmerston North City Council regarding maintenance of Post Office clock
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Newspaper article regarding Mike O’Donoghue who looks after the Clock Tower, Palmerston North
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