This postcard from the early 1900s shows the Post Office (build 1905-1906, far right) with the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe in front. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe (c1820-1884), a chief of the Rangitāne tribe, was involved with negotiations and the sale of Maori Land for the opening up of the Manawatu for pakeha settlement. A marble statue of Te Peeti was installed in The Square, Palmerston North, in 1907.The buildings shown were located on the section of The Square between Main Street East and Broadway Avenue.
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- The Square with Post Office and Te Awe Awe Statue
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