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This postcard is inscribed, "To Mum with Happy Birthday. Greeting, your loving son Lancelot 8 of 7 of 1931" [8/7/1931]. It depicts one of the two Cannons that once graced The Square after being installed in 1909. This one is in the quadrant near the Broadway corner. The guns were originally purchased by the Government in 1879 and installed at Fort Ngahauranga overlooking Port Nicholson, Wellington Harbour. They never fired a shot and were obsolete by 1900, when two were acquired by the Palmerston North Borough Council for display in the Square. By 1939, the Council decided the cannons had outlived their usefulness and sold them to a scrap dealer. The Grand Hotel, on the left side of the photograph, was built in 1906.

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Object type
Postcard
Digitisation ID
2014N_Sq347_008707
Title
Cannon in The Square
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 347
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Coolstore
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Place
Palmerston North
Date
circa 1930 to circa 1939

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Palmerston North City Library

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