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Palmerston North Showgrounds history

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A brief history of the Palmerston North Showgrounds, now Arena Manawatu, by Leanne Hickman.

Established in 1886 by the Manawatu and West Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association, the showgrounds were also used for military purposes during both World War I and World War II, including being the home of the Maori Battalion. As well they have been associated with many city events over the years. The grounds are now owned by the Council and are the major facility for sports and recreation fixtures in the region.

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2018BD_IMCA-DigitalMaster_025459
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Palmerston North Showgrounds history
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IMCA Digital Archive
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Palmerston North
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2018

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Ian Matheson City Archives

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