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Henry and Doris Foster on their Wedding Day

Henry and Doris Foster on their Wedding Day

A wedding photograph of William Henry Harold Foster and Doris Irene Lyon. The military badge on William's suit indicates he served in the First World War. He served in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade from 1916 and did not return to New Zealand until August 1919. Mr Foster's parents ran Foster's Boarding House, at the corner of Douglas Square and Mersey Street.

 
Memory Lane - "When Carter came to town"

Memory Lane - "When Carter came to town"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. Report of American President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter's three day visit to Palmerston North in February 1984. The former President was invited by the Central Districts and Manawatu Lions clubs.

 
Overseas Ladies Club photograph album
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Overseas Ladies Club photograph album

The album was created for Mrs Jill Cook, a founder of the club. It contains messages from members of the Club and photographs of members and their children and husbands. It also lists their former home and when they arrived in New Zealand The Overseas Ladies Club was formed in Palmerston North in 1947. It acted as a support group for the wives of returned servicemen who came to Palmerston North after WWII. The women met monthly and shared activities until 1982.

 
Boxing sheep livers, Longburn Freezing Works

Boxing sheep livers, Longburn Freezing Works

A workman weighing sheeps livers for boxing. The Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company Ltd was established as a farmer's co-operative in 1890. Sited at Longburn, just south of Palmerston North, it later became known as the Longburn Freezing Works. It closed in 1986.

 
Barrels, Longburn Freezing Works

Barrels, Longburn Freezing Works

The barrels are labeled "Produce of Longburn New Zealand. XXB Grade 1. Inedible tallow". The Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company Ltd was established as a farmer's co-operative in 1890. Sited at Longburn, just south of Palmerston North, it later became known as the Longburn Freezing Works. It closed in 1986.

 
Bagging meat and bone, Longburn Freezing Works

Bagging meat and bone, Longburn Freezing Works

A machine for bagging meat and bone meal, a by product of the works. The Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company Ltd was established as a farmer's co-operative in 1890. Sited at Longburn, just south of Palmerston North, it later became known as the Longburn Freezing Works. It closed in 1986.

 
Bag Machine, Longburn Freezing Works

Bag Machine, Longburn Freezing Works

This machine is thought to be stamping muslin for bags that covered the carcasses. The Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company Ltd was established as a farmer's co-operative in 1890. Sited at Longburn, just south of Palmerston North, it later became known as the Longburn Freezing Works. It closed in 1986.

 
Aerial view of Longburn Freezing Works

Aerial view of Longburn Freezing Works

In 1890, the Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company established this freezing works just south of Palmerston North. Built by the Munro Brothers of Palmerston North at a total cost of £36,000, initially capital was insufficient and the business fell into the hands of Liquidators, until bought by the National Mortgage and Agency Company. The works were again sold to the Co-operative Wholesale Society (U.K) in 1940. They closed in October 1987.

 
Scene from "Dear Octopus

Scene from "Dear Octopus

A scene from "Dear Octopus" by Dodie Smith. Directed by Linsay Buick-Constable, the play was performed by the Manawatū Repertory Society at the Palmerston North Opera House on July 19-22, 1952. The play marked the society's 21st birthday and was their 53rd production.

 
Scene from "Dear Octopus"

Scene from "Dear Octopus"

A scene from "Dear Octopus" by Dodie Smith. Directed by Linsay Buick-Constable, the play was performed by the Manawatū Repertory Society at the Palmerston North Opera House on July 19-22, 1952. The play marked the society's 21st birthday and was their 53rd production.

 
St Joseph's High School Pupils, 1958

St Joseph's High School Pupils, 1958

St. Joseph's was a girls' school which stood where (as of 2014) the Metlife retirement and hospital complex is located in Fitchett Street, with the entrance at the corner of Grey Street. The teachers at St. Joseph's were nuns from the order of Our Lady of Mercy. They lived in the Convent of Mercy across the road from the school - which was housed in the same building as the earlier Elizabeth von Blaramberg School. The lease on the school sire ran out in the 1980s and St. Joseph's School and the boys' Marist School (further along Fitchett Street) were incorporated into the current St. Peter's co-ed high school. The Convent was demolished circa 1985. The convent grounds provided the setting for this photograph - in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary. The convent held fundraising garden parties in the grounds each year.

 
Peace Action Manawatū Protest - MP Golriz Ghahraman

Peace Action Manawatū Protest - MP Golriz Ghahraman

Green MP, Golriz Ghahraman, speaking to protestors with signs at the start of the Peace Action Manawatū Protest in The Square against the New Zealand Defence, Industry & National Security Forum. The forum was held from 31 October to 1 November at Central Energy Trust Arena.

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October 31, 2018
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