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This register for the Palmerston North Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall records bookings from 1940 until 1945, for performances, meetings and the activities of community groups. During the Second World War, these venues were also used to support the war effort, including by the Women's Auxilary services, the Home Guard and for Soldier Send Off events. The Opera House hosted performances by the Kiwi Concert Party and the Young Māori Club. This building, designed by F J Wilson and built by J Trevor and Sons, was erected on Church Street in 1904-1905 and opened 12 July 1905. In 1952 the Opera House was condemned as unsafe by the Palmerston North City Council and was strengthened and remodelled both inside and out in 1955. It was sold by the PNCC to a businessman in 1996 and demolished. The Coronation Hall, located at 801 Main Street, was built as a Public Hall in 1911 to mark the Coronation of George V. In 1962 it was bought by the Palmerston North Little Theatre Society (later Manawatu Theatre Society) and became a playhouse. In 1996 the hall was bought by Douglas and Moana Hann, who renovated the building into a home. As of 2014, it is the premises of a painting and decoration business.

Identification

Object type
Multi-Page Document
Archive
PNCC Archive
Relation
PNCC 2/20/1, Volume 3
Date
November 1940 to October 1945
Digitisation ID
2021Pa_PNCC2-20-1-V3_034671_Opera-0007
Format
Paper
Held In
PNCC Archives

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Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall, Register of Bookings
Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall, Register of Bookings
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Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall, Register of Bookings
Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall, Register of Bookings
Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall, Register of Bookings
Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall, Register of Bookings

Taxonomy

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coronation hall,
entertainment,
opera house,
war on the home front,
world war two,
ww2,
wwii,
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Municipal Opera House and Coronation Hall, Register of Bookings
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