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This postcard of the Band Rotunda in The Square was possibly taken to mark the opening of the Post Office (corner of Main Street East and The Square). Note the flags and crowds of people. The Band Rotunda featured here was the first of two built in The Square. Constructed in 1899, this incarnation was shifted to the Victoria Esplanade in 1907. A second larger band rotunda was then built. It was demolished in 1956 to make way for the Hopwood Clock Tower. The structure on the left is the Coronation Monument. It was built in 1904 to mark the coronation of King Edward VII. It has been moved several times - once to the corner of the Square near the City Library to make way for the War Memorial (built 1925) and again in 2005 to the corner of the Square near Broadway Avenue.

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Object type
Postcard
Digitisation ID
2014P_Sq189_008897
Title
Postcard of The Square
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 189
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
1906?

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Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

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