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Schooner 'Advance' at Jetty

Schooner 'Advance' at Jetty

This circumstances of this photograph are unknown, but it shows a schooner rigged scow named 'Advance' at a jetty alongside what appears to be a steam train or traction engine. This may have been the boat built by Brown & Sons at Kaipara in 1903. According to Watt's Shipping Index, this was transferred to Sydney in 1908, where it was wrecked in 1915.

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Sketch of the Felixstowe

Sketch of the Felixstowe

The Felixstowe was a barque trading into Otaki. She was wrecked on 13 October 1878 when - like the Hydrabad in June of the same year - she mistook the northern end of Kapiti, on which there was no lighthouse, for Stephens Island in Cook Straight. The captain, Piggot, was never found; three crewman were washed ashore dead. The ship's resting place is off the coast just to the south of Pakakutu - a little to the north of the mouth of Otaki. The sketch, by the locally celebrated artist John Tiffin Stewart was perhaps executed before the wreck.

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Te Rau o Te Aroha Māori Battalion Hall /  Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Cuba Street

Te Rau o Te Aroha Māori Battalion Hall / Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Cuba Street

The Māori Battalion Hall, named 'Te Rau o Te Aroha' (emblem of gratitude), was erected in Palmerston North as a national memorial to the men of the 28th (Māori) Battalion who lost their lives in the Second World War. It was designed by John Scott, architect of Hastings, and the 14 carved panels on the facade (8 feet x 1 foot 6 inches) were carved by Kelly Kereama of Feilding. Inside 639 names of those who did not return are inscribed on 14 brass plates. All the concrete, both inside and out, was left unplastered and with the marks of the boxing to symbolise the strength of the Māori people. The three-storey building was planned as a community centre to serve all races and was opened in June 1964 by the Governor General, Sir Bernard Fergusson. At the time this photo was taken, it served as the Visual Arts school of the Wananga O Aotearoa.

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Corner of Cuba and Pitt Street, Palmerston North
 
Memory Lane - "Ruahine Street remembered with love"

Memory Lane - "Ruahine Street remembered with love"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. The collection of shops and houses between St Mary's Church and number 89 Ruahine Street holds special memories for many citizens. In the 1950s and 1960s, there has been a dairy, a cakeshop, a coffee shop, a haberdashery, a butcher and a hairdresser on this block opposite the hospital.
Christopher's Hairstylists, owned by "Mr Christopher" Paskins occupied number 89 Ruahine Street for many years. Today, Georgies Wigs and Hair Design lease the front shop space, whilst the back is a residential home.

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Palmerston North
 
Memory Lane - "Preserving our heritage"

Memory Lane - "Preserving our heritage"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. This article marks the 10th anniversary of Palmerston North Library's heritage archive going digital. It started in 2008 with the launch of Pataka Ipurangi/Manawatū Memory Online, a project to digitise photos held in the Ian Matheson Community archives. By 2016 the technology had become outdated and was replaced with the interactive Manawatū Heritage website. A much wider range of materials was able to be added. The website now includes maps, plans, photo albums, film and oral history interviews. The site can be accessed from all over the world on a digital device for finding, downloading and sharing most of the content.

The library's Heritage team encourages contributions of local history material from the public and also welcomes additional information about material already published on Manawatū Heritage.

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Manawatū
 
Hopwood Clock Tower

Hopwood Clock Tower

The clock tower was constructed with money donated by Arthur Hopwood, a local businessman in 1955. The sound shell as seen in this image was removed in the 1990s and the tower extended by the additions of a 'lantern' at the top in the 2000s.

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The Square, Palmerston North
 
Palmerston North Centenary Parade: Crowds Gather in the Square

Palmerston North Centenary Parade: Crowds Gather in the Square

A quadrant of the Square is filled with people by the Te Awe Awe statue, for the Palmerston North Centenary parade. There are sheep in pens along one side of the image.

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The Square, Palmerston North
 
"Feilding Gay Task Force flank Salvation Army centennial march"
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"Feilding Gay Task Force flank Salvation Army centennial march"

The first image in this set was published in The Manawatu Evening Standard on Saturday, April 27 1985 with a caption but no accompanying story. The other images were not published.

“Feilding Gay Task Force members flank the Salvation Army Centennial march through the town last night. About 15 to 20 task force members walked silently beside the march, letting their banners speak for them in their protest against the Salvation Army’s opposition to the Homosexual Law Reform Bill. Spokesman for the group Peter Pawson said the protesters were asked to stop, but the protest remained peaceful and non-violent.”

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Feilding
 
ANZ Bank on the corner of Coleman Place

ANZ Bank on the corner of Coleman Place

A Palmerston North street view with the ANZ Bank on the corner of Coleman Place, which housed the Scotch Wool Shop, the Norfolk House and the D.I.C. Building can be seen following along the left side of the street. The Odeon Theatre in George Street faces into Coleman Place (now called Coleman Mall).

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Cnr. Coleman Place and The Square, Palmerston North
 
Buildings on the corner of Main Street and the Square, Palmerston North

Buildings on the corner of Main Street and the Square, Palmerston North

A Palmerston North street view with the "Sportsman" sporting goods specialist in the foreground, and the Grand Hotel in the background. All Saints Church spires can be see behind this street view. This site is now the location for the Palmerston North Civic Administration Building.

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Cnr. of the Square and Main Street East, Palmerston North
 
Palmerston North Fire Station

Palmerston North Fire Station

A Palmerston North street view with the old brick fire station on Cuba Street, Palmerston North.

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Cuba Street, Palmerston North
 
Construction Progress on the Palmerston North Civic Administration Building

Construction Progress on the Palmerston North Civic Administration Building

Two cranes are standing over the construction site for the new Palmerston North Civic Administration Building. The Palmerston North City Council CAB was opened in January 1980. It projects across The Square road into the gardens. The 'tower' (seen here partially constructed) attached to one end in The Square contains a stair case that reaches up to a sightseeing atrium at the top, and the low building to the right of it is the Council Chamber.

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The Square, Palmerston North
 
Four dancers

Four dancers

Four dancers posed in a row. The group were pupils of the well-known Palmerston North dance teacher Zona Broughton.

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Zona Broughton presenting a certificate

Zona Broughton presenting a certificate

The well-known Palmerston North dance teacher Zona Broughton presents a certificate to a student, possibly Leanne Archer.

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Five dancers with a trophy

Five dancers with a trophy

A group of five dancers kneeling with a trophy, includes Karen Archer, Leanne Archer and Lance Fuller. The group were pupils of the well-known Palmerston North dance teacher Zona Broughton.

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Architects from Manawatū - Whanganui region

Architects from Manawatū - Whanganui region

Copied from an original print, the original photograph was taken in February 1931. The architects were believed to be on a visit to Napier to see earthquake damage.

Back row: Unknown, Unknown, Newton Hood (Whanganui), Robin Hood (Palmerston North), Jack Duffill (Hawera) Mr Gibson (Hawera), Lockie Brown (Palmerston North)

Front row: Ernie West (Palmerston North), A.R. Allen (Palmerston North), Unknown

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Manawatū-Whanganui
 
Memory Lane - "Tales from the grave"

Memory Lane - "Tales from the grave"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. Background stories of some of the graves at the historic Terrace End cemetery on Napier Road. One of the oldest remaining headstones is that of Meritini Te Panau, who died in 1888. She was the wife of Kerei Te Panau (died 1908, age 103), a prominent Rangitāne kaumatua. Also buried here are Palmerston North's first mayor and his wife, George and Louisa Snelson.

The Napier Road cemetery is the burial grounds for almost 10,000 people. The land for the cemetery was gifted by Rangitāne in 1875. A new cemetery in Kelvin Grove was opened in 1927 and the older cemetery has been closed for many years. However the descendants of those buried at the Terrace End cemetery can be buried with their relatives if there is room.

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Palmerston North
 
Memory Lane - "Bus photos just the ticket"

Memory Lane - "Bus photos just the ticket"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. Local history enthusiast Graeme Liggins shares an album of historical images of buses used in and around Palmerston North and the Manawatū. The photos date from the 1950s and 1960s, a time when not every family owned a car and many people were dependant on the bus service.

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Manawatū
 
Memory Lane - "Summer in the city"

Memory Lane - "Summer in the city"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. A snapshot of life in Palmerston North in December 1953. The city was looking forward to a visit from the new Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Palmerston North
 
Back Issues: Local History Week probes the little-known

Back Issues: Local History Week probes the little-known

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. Local History Week and History Month this year is inspired by the whakatuakī (proverb) "Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua".
Fifty local history organisations and enthusiasts responded to the City Library's Heritage team invitation to contribute to a rich programe of historic whenua (land) related events and activities. More than 80 activities will be held during March. This article outlines a programme that highlights the history of the Manawatū and Palmerston North. Talks, tours and workshops are mostly free to attend. The popular programme, co-ordinated by the Palmerston North City Library, has been held annually since 2008.

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Manawatū
 
Tina Falloon and Lance Fuller dancing

Tina Falloon and Lance Fuller dancing

Dance students Tina Falloon and Lance Fuller perform together.

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W.H. Shepard  and Andrew Young

W.H. Shepard and Andrew Young

Andrew Young, on the right, was born in England and emigrated to Australia in 1855. He established himself in the coach business there, and later in New Zealand (in Otago 1862 – 1868 and in Westland 1868 – 1871). In partnership with Shepard, Young gained the franchise on the Wellington – New Plymouth mail run. Shepard drowned within a few months, but Young continued the business until 1882. In the 1890s he again operated in the South Island. In 1894 he narrowly lost Wellington’s mayoralty.

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Palmerston North
 
Reginald Bridewell with van in front of Bridewell's Bakery

Reginald Bridewell with van in front of Bridewell's Bakery

This photograph shows Reginald Bridewell (Reg), Master Baker, with his bakery van outside the business's first address on the corner of Main Street and Victoria Avenue, around 1935. Reg was the original owner of this family business. Not long after the photograph was taken, the bakery moved to 487 Main Street (later renumbered 729 Main Street, one of several Terrace End shops) where it remained operating until the 1980s.

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Palmerston North
 
Bridewell's Bakery Building

Bridewell's Bakery Building

Image from about 1935, this bakery was on the corner of Main Street and Victoria Avenue. The site was leased from Hopwood's by the Bridewell family. On the far left is Reginald (Reg) Bridewell with his young son Maurice. His son-in-law Ron Siegel is on the other cart, next to Lionel Bridewell and Dudley Bridewell. The horses names are Lady and Tody.

Not long after this photograph was taken, the bakery moved to 487 Main Street (later renumbered 729 Main Street, one of several Terrace End shops) where it remained operating until the 1980s.

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Palmerston North
 
Bridewell's Bakery Van

Bridewell's Bakery Van

Image from about mid 1950's, when Bridewell's Bakery operated from 729 Main Street, Terrace End. The bakery was a family owned business.
Shown on the left is Reginald (Reg) Bridewell, the original owner and Master Baker from London, born in Wiltshire UK. His sons Dudley (Dud) and Maurice, shown here, became the joint owners after Reg's death.

Reginald's granddaughter recalls that the awards displayed on the van door were awarded from London for Best Loaf of Bread, 1919, 1921 and 1924.

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Palmerston North
 
Memorabilia - Reginald Francis Austin Bridewell

Memorabilia - Reginald Francis Austin Bridewell

This image shows a collection of objects pertaining to Reginald (Reg) Bridewell, Master baker, the original owner of Bridewell's Bakery.

The medals were awarded to Reg from London for Best Loaf of Bread 1919, 1921 and 1924. The photograph shows Reg with his bakery van outside the business's first address on the corner of Main Street and Victoria Avenue, around 1935. Not long after this photograph was taken, the bakery moved to 487 Main Street (later renumbered 729 Main Street, one of several Terrace End shops) where it remained operating until the 1980s.

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Manawatū
 
Springbok Tour - When the tour came to town
Springbok Tour - When the tour came to town

Springbok Tour - When the tour came to town

Manawatū Standard article about the 1981 Springboks tour and the role protesters played in the anti-our movement. The Springboks vs All Blacks game on 1 August 1981 in Palmerston North was marred by protest, conflict between rugby supporters, anti-tour protesters and the police. Thousands of people demonstrated, clashing with rugby supporters in several locations. National anti-tour protest groups Hart and Mast organised local protest marchers. The showgrounds were barricaded with large containers and fences topped with barbed wire to keep out opposition to the game.

The game was attended by more than 20,000 spectators. It was a close game, won by the visitors 31-19.

Many felt the game should not have gone ahead. A week earlier, the game in Hamilton had been stopped by protesters marching on the rugby field. Police wanted no repeat of a stopped game. Those opposed to the tour included activist Penny Poutu, local councillors, local All Black Bob Burgess, and unionist Roger Middlemass.

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Palmerston North
 
Mike Lawrence, Part 1. Radio in the 1960s and 70s - Manawatu Conversations

Mike Lawrence, Part 1. Radio in the 1960s and 70s - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People’s Radio, 26th September 2023. Part 1 of 3. Early interest in radio (about 1950), especially the technical side. Crystal sets, then battery operated valve radios. Career options, chose radio broadcasting. To Wellington as a technical trainee when left school. Short wave radio. With 2ZB in Wellington for 6 months. Limited international communication about 1960. Radio hams. Several years training, receiving news from the BBC and other overseas radio, then passing on to Broadcasting House. First person in New Zealand to hear of President Kennedy’s assassination. Limited radio news service in 1960s, relying on newspapers as a source. To Palmerston North in 1974. Private radio stations some years later. Radio Hauraki. Radio in Palmerston North from about late 1920s. Types of programme.

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Mike Lawrence, Part 2. Radio Broadcasting - Manawatu Conversations

Mike Lawrence, Part 2. Radio Broadcasting - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People’s Radio, 3rd October 2023. Part 2 of 3. Radio advertising, recording on vinyl. Cartridges and cassettes. Working in Taumarunui (mini-stations). AM and FM stations. Outside broadcasts. Transistors, technical staff redundant. Integrated circuits. Automation using videorecorders. Back into broadcasting after retirement, community radio. Current broadcasting software. Broadcasting over the internet. Moving on to computers.

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Mike Lawrence, Part 3. Computers, SeniorNet - Manawatu Conversations

Mike Lawrence, Part 3. Computers, SeniorNet - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People’s Radio, 10th October 2023. Part 3 of 3. Early days of personal computers. IBM PCs, dot matrix printers. Learning programming with punch cards, no graphics. Working for Advantage Computers. NZ Disabilities Resource Centre. NZ Fire Service VHF radio servicing. Househusband in late 1990s. Remarried. In Seniornet for 25 years now. Seniornet peaked at 600 members. Since declined and activities have changed. Voice recognition. Computer/phone familiarity. Decline of the voluntary sector. Few people to take a lead. Women in Seniornet. Digital legacy.

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