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Millinery staff at C M Ross Co. Ltd Christmas party

Millinery staff at C M Ross Co. Ltd Christmas party

The millinery department was sited on the third floor of the C M Ross Co. Ltd building, and made on-off hats, and hats to order. From left: Maureen Brown; Jan Funnell; Nagaire Thacker; Molly King (Head Milliner); Mr D Cook (Departmental buyer); Betty Lewis (later Oldham), Arnold Dix (Managing Director of C M Ross Co. Ltd). C M Ross Co. Ltd was one of the foremost department stores of Palmerston North and operated in The Square from 1883 until it was sold to Milne and Choyce in 1959.

 
Palmerston North centennial re-enactment

Palmerston North centennial re-enactment

One of the events to celebrate 100 years of Palmerston North was a re-enactment of the landing of the first settlers in Palmerston North, who came down the Manawatu River from Foxton by canoe. From left: Ken Wynks as George Snelson (earlier settler and first Mayor of Palmerston North); Alison Stuart as Matilda Montgomery, the Snelsons 16 year old ward; Unknown

 
Letter from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter from Gallipoli during WWI

Letter from Pat (Percival), son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe, to his young brother Leslie. Pat enlisted with his brother Len and served in World War One. They both died at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli in 1915. Pat (1890-1915) was born in Carterton, Wairarapa, and moved with his family to Bunnythorpe in 1902. The letter was originally 4 pages and the last page (also from Pat to Leslie) was added before the letter was sent.

 
Letter home from training, during WWI
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Letter home from training, during WWI

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter is from Pat to his younger brother, Hector, from the Trentham Military Training Camp, where they are training before departure overseas. The letter tells about what life is like for them. Pat enlisted with his brother Len, and served in World War One. Both Pat and Len died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter home from Gallipoli during WWI

Len Argyle (1894-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter, from Len to his brothers, Hector and Leslie, is presumed to be from Gallipoli. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Postcard sent from the front during WWI
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Postcard sent from the front during WWI

Postcard from Pat Argyle, on active service during World War One, to his young brother Leslie. The Argyles lived in Bunnythorpe, Manawatū. "Dear Les. Hope you will not be disappointed with the P.C. but it is the best I can get. It is one from a case of jam at the front so it will be a bit of a curio for you. Hope you will give it a place in your album. Pat." On the front is added " I would not fancy the jam would you Les. Pat." Pat, and Len his brother who served with him, both died at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli in 1915.

 
Letter from Trentham during WWI

Letter from Trentham during WWI

Letter from Len Argyle, who served in World War One, to his young brother Leslie. At this time he was in training at Trentham Military Camp, near Wellington. Len Argyle (1894-1915), the son of Henry and Alice Argyle, was born in Carterton, Wairarapa, and moved with his family to Bunnythorpe in 1902. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted with the New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force together, and both died at Chunck Bair, Gallipoli, in 1915. ​ ​

 
Letter from Les Argyle, from Trentham in WWI
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Letter from Les Argyle, from Trentham in WWI

Len Argyle (1894-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Len to his parents, was sent from Trentham Military Army Camp while they were in training before embarking for Europe. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Leslie Argyle's Certificate of Proficiency
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Leslie Argyle's Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate that certifies that Leslie Argyle fulfilled the requirements of a Certificate of Proficiency in October 1922. He was then 14 and half years old and attended Hiwinui School in the Manawatū. Leslie was the son of Alice and Henry Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He was born in 1908, and had four brothers, Bert, Pat, Len and Hector, and one sister, Doris. He married Dorothy Anderson in 1933.

 
Pat and Len Argyle

Pat and Len Argyle

Pat (Percival) and Len Argyle were the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. They enlisted with the Army Expeditionary Force together and served in World War One. They both died at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, in 1915. Pat (1890-1915) and Len (1894-1915) were both born in Carterton, Wairarapa, and moved with their family to Bunnythorpe in 1902.

 
Letter home from ship during WWI
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Letter home from ship during WWI

Letter from Pat (Percival) Argyle. Pat Argyle (1890-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his parents is from the ship carrying them to Europe, not long after embarkation. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Trentham during WWI

Letter home from Trentham during WWI

Pat Argyle (1890-1915) was one of the sons of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. He and his brother Len enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Forces together and served in World War One. This letter from Pat to his parents is from Trentham Training Camp, prior to embarking for overseas. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Manawatū Rugby Football Union Touring Team, 1982

Manawatū Rugby Football Union Touring Team, 1982

Back Row: K.G Smith (Masseur), D.H. Berg (Organiser), K. Williams Third Row: W.G.Chapman, C.D. Wickes, A.E. Tatana, T. Copplestone, S.A. Fleming, R.S. Attenborough, P. Scott Second Row: D.B. Clarke, K.G. Maharey, M.W. Shaw, M.R. Rosenbrook, B.J. Whitelock, G.L. Grant, T.J. Clarke, D.M. Johnson (Asst. Organiser) Front Row: A.C. Innes, K.W. Granger (Vice Captain), W.G. Foster (Manager), F.J. Oliver (Captain), G.E. Hamer (Coach), J.R. Bryson, J.P.J. Carroll Absent: G.H. Old, G.A. Knight

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October 1982
Place
Manawatū
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Women's plaque

Women's plaque

A plaque remembering the contribution of women during World War II placed under a tree in Memorial Park.

Creator
Date
October 12, 2019
Place
Palmerston North
 
Avenue Action - Graeme Liggins with tree plaque

Avenue Action - Graeme Liggins with tree plaque

Activist Graeme Liggins standing in front of a tree plaque on Fitzherbert Avenue. Avenue Action was formed in protest against the Palmerston North City Council removal of trees in Fitzherbert Avenue. This was to allow for four lanes of traffic as an engineering solution to cross-river transportation problems in 1997.

 
World War II gun

World War II gun

A 20-pound World War II gun has now been installed near the front gate of Memorial Park. The gun is part of a project designed to restore the old quarry's role as a place of remembrance, as well as one for family play, sport on wheels and football.

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Date
January 12, 2019
Place
Palmerston North
 
Letter from Gallipoli during WWI
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Letter from Gallipoli during WWI

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter is from Pat to his younger brother, Hector, from Gallipoli. The letter tells about what life is like for them. Pat enlisted with his brother Len, and served in World War One. Both Pat and Len died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from training, during WWI
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Letter home from training, during WWI

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. This letter is from Pat to his younger brothers Hector and Leslie, from Trentham Army training camp during WWI. The letter tells of the training and expected departure. Pat enlisted with his brother Len, and served in World War One. Both Pat and Len died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Pat Argyle
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Letter home from Pat Argyle

Pat (Percival) Argyle (1890-1915) was the son of Henry and Alice Argyle of Bunnythorpe. At the time of this letter he was working with the railways in Wellington. This letter is to his mother, mainly talking about other family members (including Doris his sister). Pat enlisted and served in World War One. He died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Palmeston North Abattoir staff

Palmeston North Abattoir staff

The Palmerston North Borough Council operated the abattoir, in Maxwell's Line, Palmerston North, 1916-1951. Workmen and a dog pose outside the abattoir works, when Mr Spillman was the Manager. The works closed for killing in April 1969. People identified when this photograph ran in The Tribune in 1969, but there are more people in the photograph than are named. Back row: H Nankerville; Felix Lucas; C Gatchie; W Arlidge; A Taylor; W Williamson (foreman); Bert Price; Howard Humphries (engineeer); B Robin; G Bedow (head bacon curer). Front row: T McAvinue; Mr Nankerville; W Nant; Mr Burquist; H Bailey; A M Spillman (manager); Mick Baggent; Don Baggent; E Cook; Tom Lidane; C Commer; T McEwen; Jack Watts.

 
"Waimarama", 46 Alfred Street

"Waimarama", 46 Alfred Street

“Waimarama” was built in 1905 for Mr James Alfred Nash and family. The house covers 5000 square feet, is built of Rimu and Kauri and has a 14 foot stud. The paneling in the entrance hall and in the billiard room is Rimu. The Rimu doors are three inches thick. Mr Nash was both Mayor (1908 – 1923) and Member of Parliament for Palmerston North (1918-1935). In 2017 the house was removed from the section to make way for a housing development. After sitting in storage for a year, the house was relocated to Norfolk Road in Carterton.

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Date
October 2016
Place
46 Alfred Street, Palmerston North
 
Avenue Action Plaque Donation

Avenue Action Plaque Donation

Members of Avenue Action presenting a tree plaque to City Archivist, Ian Matheson. L-R: Marilyn Bulloch, Ian Matheson, Dianne Haist and Graeme Liggins. Avenue Action was formed in protest against the Palmerston North City Council removal of trees in Fitzherbert Avenue. This was to allow for four lanes of traffic as an engineering solution to cross-river transportation problems in 1997.

 
Avenue Action - Pam Corkery with Graeme Liggins

Avenue Action - Pam Corkery with Graeme Liggins

Broadcaster and journalist Pam Corkery (L) with activist Graeme Liggins (R) during the Avenue Action protests. Avenue Action was formed in protest against the Palmerston North City Council removal of trees in Fitzherbert Avenue. This was to allow for four lanes of traffic as an engineering solution to cross-river transportation problems in 1997.

 
Avenue Action protestor with placard

Avenue Action protestor with placard

Avenue Action was formed in protest against the Palmerston North City Council removal of trees in Fitzherbert Avenue. This was to allow for four lanes of traffic as an engineering solution to cross-river transportation problems in 1997. ​

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