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The Palmerston North Clock Tower was constructed in 1957, after a bequest by Arthur Hopwood. The clock had originally been housed in the Post office tower which was demolished in 1942 due to earthquake risk, and was was held in storage until being rehoused in the tower in The Square. In front of the tower can be seen the sound shell, which was removed in c1990.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007P_Sq374_CLO_0505
Title
Clock Tower in the Square, looking towards Rangitikei Street
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq374
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
circa 1978

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Credit Line
Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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Engineer’s proposed plan of Palmerston North Clock Tower, The Square
Letter from General Post Office, Wellington, to the Palmerston North City Council regarding maintenance of Post Office clock
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View of Palmerston North and lakelet in The Square, Palmerston North
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Newspaper article regarding a replacement cross for the Palmerston North Clock Tower
Letter from Commercial Hotel regarding when to silence the Palmerston North Clock Tower chimes
Aerial view of central Palmerston North and beyond

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