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The clock in the Clock Tower, named Kerei Te Panau after a local Rangitane chieftain, was originally housed in the Chief Post Office of Palmerston North. Due to safety concerns both the tower and clock were removed from the Post Office after the 1942 Wairarapa earthquake, and the clock placed in storage. In 1953 Arthur Hopwood gifted the city of Palmerston North £10,000 to build a new tower in The Square to hold the clock and chimes. It was completed in 1957. The Clock Tower has experienced a number of changes including the removal of the original sound shell at the base of the tower in the early 1990s and the addition of a cross (both features are visible in this image). During 2007 the Clock Tower was refurbished and it is now topped with a lantern style cross.

Tautuhi

Momo rauemi
Image
Tautuhi matihiko
2014P_Sq419_008991
Ingoa
Hopwood Clock Tower
E puritia ana ki
Coolstore
Pākanga
Public Photograph Collection Sq 419
Date
1961

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1960s Clock Tower
Hopwood Clock Tower, The Square
Square Gardens and Clock Tower
Te Marae o Hine / The Square
Corner of Church Street and The Square
Te Marae o Hine / The Square
Bicycling Through The Square
The Square, Palmerston North
Gardens in The Square
Train in the Square
Te Peeti Statue and Clock Tower, The Square
Central Service Station, Fitzherbert Avenue

Hanganga

Te kaihanga
Te wāhi
The Square, Palmerston North

Te manatārua

Pūnaha whakarōpū

Ngā tūtohu
1960s,
clock tower,
colour,
hopwood,
photographs,
the square,
Tūtohu Hapori

Tuku kōrero mai mō te whakararu

Ngā rauemi e whai pānga ana

1960s Clock Tower
Hopwood Clock Tower, The Square
Square Gardens and Clock Tower
Te Marae o Hine / The Square
Corner of Church Street and The Square
Te Marae o Hine / The Square
Bicycling Through The Square
The Square, Palmerston North
Gardens in The Square
Train in the Square
Te Peeti Statue and Clock Tower, The Square
Central Service Station, Fitzherbert Avenue