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Ashhurst Scout Group Album, 1967-1973 1
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Ashhurst Scout Group Album, 1967-1973

A variety of activities are shown in the photograph album created by the Ashhurst Scout Group, including examples of bush craft, a handicraft expo, games and several Field and Cub Days. Group photographs are also included.

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1967 to 1973
 
Awapuni Memorial Rededication

Awapuni Memorial Rededication

The Awapuni Memorial was rededicated at the ceremony at the Palmerston North Race Course on Thursday 20 October

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Date
October 20, 2016
Place
Palmerston North
 
Palmerston North - NZ's Ideal Centre in a World Wide Service 1
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Palmerston North - NZ's Ideal Centre in a World Wide Service

This booklet was produced by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. It argues the case that Palmerston North's Milson Airport should have been the home to the Trans-Tasman Air Terminal due to the city's status as the "geographical centre of New Zealand" and the number of train lines that connected the city to the rest of the country. This booklet outlines some interesting information about Milson Airport and Palmerston North in general.

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Date
November 1944
 
Palmerston North From the Skies - Home Movie

Palmerston North From the Skies - Home Movie

This film shows a number of different aviation scenes, mainly from Palmerston North's Milson Airport and the Taieri Airfields (Dunedin). They were shot and compiled by Wally Smith. Wally Smith was born in 1910. He joined the NZBS in Dunedin and bought an 8mm movie camera about the same time. In 1947, he moved from Dunedin to Palmerston North with the family joining him in 1948. On arrival they lived in the Empire Hotel until a house could be found. As part of his job he archived all broadcasting matters and installed aerial and transmitters, including over-seeing the construction of the Mt Wharite TV transmitter. Wally retired in 1972-1973. Over the last years of his life, aged 81-91, he chronicled 36 editions of "Broadcasting - Infancy of Radio in NZ" which now resides in the Hocken Library. He also compiled his (and some of his friends and family's) "memories" which are held in the Ian Matheson City Archives. While most of them centre on Palmerston North, they cover stories from all over NZ on a myriad of topics - from "Eeling with Greta" to "Memories of Electric Tramways" to "Radio in my Life". At home movie-making was one of his many hobbies along with astronomy (telescope building), aircraft and amateur radio.

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Date
1946 to circa 1950
 
Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

This image was taken for a series about the Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival held in Palmerston North on 24 March 1975.

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Date
March 24, 1975
 
Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

This image was taken for a series about the Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival held in Palmerston North on 24 March 1975.

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Date
March 24, 1975
 
Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

This image was taken for a series about the Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival held in Palmerston North on 24 March 1975.

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Date
March 24, 1975
 
Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival

This image was taken for a series about the Ballroom and Latin American Dance Festival held in Palmerston North on 24 March 1975.

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Date
March 24, 1975
 
Bed of Nails Guinness World Record Attempt

Bed of Nails Guinness World Record Attempt

This image was taken for a series published in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 26 April 1975 with the caption, "Raymond Weber stands on Cottle's chest this morning. Many failed to see the point of the exercise but 20 year old Will Cottle didn't let the midnight revelers needle him in his successful world attempt on a bed of nails. At noon today the 16 stone railway worker alighted from his bed of 240 nails in the Palmerston North Convention Pavillion with an achievement destined for the Guinness Book of Records. Cottle had lain on the razor sharp 6-inch nails for 28 hours - an hour better that the last entry in Guinness. During the 28 hours he has less than 3 hours sleep and only 4 hours before lying down on the bed of nails, he had finished an all-night shift on the train. "The time has never passed so slowly," said Will, who chain smoked and drank milk during his 5 minute breaks each hour. During breaks his back was rubbed with disinfectant and methylated spirits. Two official with the syncronised watches kept watch throughout the attempt."

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April 26, 1975
 
Bed of Nails Guinness World Record Attempt

Bed of Nails Guinness World Record Attempt

This image was taken for a series published in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 26 April 1975 with the caption, "Raymond Weber stands on Cottle's chest this morning. Many failed to see the point of the exercise but 20 year old Will Cottle didn't let the midnight revelers needle him in his successful world attempt on a bed of nails. At noon today the 16 stone railway worker alighted from his bed of 240 nails in the Palmerston North Convention Pavillion with an achievement destined for the Guinness Book of Records. Cottle had lain on the razor sharp 6-inch nails for 28 hours - an hour better that the last entry in Guinness. During the 28 hours he has less than 3 hours sleep and only 4 hours before lying down on the bed of nails, he had finished an all-night shift on the train. "The time has never passed so slowly," said Will, who chain smoked and drank milk during his 5 minute breaks each hour. During breaks his back was rubbed with disinfectant and methylated spirits. Two official with the syncronised watches kept watch throughout the attempt."

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Date
April 26, 1975
 
Manawatu Flea Market Opening Day

Manawatu Flea Market Opening Day

This image was taken for a series published in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 28 March 1978 with the caption, "The Manawatu Flea Market's opening day at the Self Help Carpark on the corner of Broadway and Albert Street attracted about 100 last Saturday. By 11 am, the owners of 17 cars bedecked with everything from clothing to a $1000 drum kit were doing good business. Two cars selling clothing left after 45 minutes, sold out. Stall holders paid $4 each to display their wares. The two city women who will be operating the venture each Saturday morning - Mrs Pauline Boggs and Mrs Mary Broughtwood - were more than satisfied with Saturday's crowd."

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Date
March 25, 1978
 
Manawatu Flea Market Opening Day

Manawatu Flea Market Opening Day

This image was taken for a series published in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 28 March 1978 with the caption, "The Manawatu Flea Market's opening day at the Self Help Carpark on the corner of Broadway and Albert Street attracted about 100 last Saturday. By 11 am, the owners of 17 cars bedecked with everything from clothing to a $1000 drum kit were doing good business. Two cars selling clothing left after 45 minutes, sold out. Stall holders paid $4 each to display their wares. The two city women who will be operating the venture each Saturday morning - Mrs Pauline Boggs and Mrs Mary Broughtwood - were more than satisfied with Saturday's crowd."

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Date
March 28, 1978
 
Peter McIntyre, New Zealand Artist

Peter McIntyre, New Zealand Artist

This image was published in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 24 June 1964 with the caption, "New Zealand artist Peter McIntyre looks intently at a painting he has just completed during a demonstration and talk to the Palmerston North Coffee Club at the Lutheran Hall yesterday. "In this mechanised age, the world is rapidly turning into a nightmare," he said. "As a result, people are turning to the arts for comfort. Mechanical devices are bring taken for granted and individuals want something more personal. The world's beauty of the countryside is fast being whittled away by industry and because of this, more and more turn to the arts." McIntyre, from Dunedin, studied at London's Slade School of Art. During the Depression he painted backdrops for theatres and worked as an artist on women's magazines but it was as a World War Two professional war artist in Crete, Greece, the Western Desert and Italy that he became famous."

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Date
June 24, 1964
 
Banner for H Coles, Palmerston North

Banner for H Coles, Palmerston North

Light blue felt banner with stitching entitled, "H. Coles, Palmerston North". Henry Cole was a blacksmith and motor mechanic with his business at 240 Ruahine Street. He later moved to Coleman Place and became an importer of musical goods.

 
Train derailment, Manawatu Gorge

Train derailment, Manawatu Gorge

What remains of the derailed train on the tracks, above the flooded Manawatu River. Engine driver Basil Craighead and Fireman R Hoskins drowned when their 140-tonne goods train was derailed by a slip and fell into the flooded Manawatu River in the Manawatu Gorge on 20 August 1946. The steam engine sank under the flood waters and reappeared when they receded four days later. It took several days to recover the engine in pieces. Three of the 24 wagons also fell down the 20 metre bank, and were winched out six days after the crash. The locomotive involved in this tragic accident was Ka951.

 
Train Derailment, Manawatu Gorge

Train Derailment, Manawatu Gorge

Two engine crew were presumed drowned when a goods train was derailed by a slip and fell into the Manawatu river. The body of the driver was recovered from Foxton Beach; the body of the fireman was never found. The locomotive involved in this tragic accident was Ka951.

 
Men working on a derailment in the Manawatu Gorge

Men working on a derailment in the Manawatu Gorge

Men are working to right a railway carriage, on the banks of the Manawatu Gorge. The derailment of the freight train, engine KA951, killed two of the three crew, driver B Craighead and Fireman R Hoskins. The Guard, R Maitland, escaped. Railworker on far right is Tom Lang/Laing. Man on far right in group of three on bank may be Douglas King.

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