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

Pat (Percival) 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 young brothers, was sent from Gallipoli in Turkey, and talks about what they are experiencing. Len and Pat both 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 young brothers, was sent from Gallipoli in Turkey. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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

Pat (Percival) 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 young brothers, was sent from Gallipoli in Turkey, and talks about what they are experiencing. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Egypt during WWI
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Letter home from Egypt during WWI

Pat (Percival) 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, was sent from Zeitoun Camp near Cairo in Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Te Manawa and Globe Theatre, Main Street, Palmerston North

Te Manawa and Globe Theatre, Main Street, Palmerston North

Te Manawa is the art science and history centre for Palmerston North. The Globe Theatre is the home of the Manawatu Theatre Society. It has two theatres, both of which are available for hire. Both complexes are owned by the Palmerston North City Council. They are situated on the corner of Pitt Street.

 
The Square Looking Towards Main Street West from near Coleman Place

The Square Looking Towards Main Street West from near Coleman Place

This photograph was taken prior to 1900 because the Standard newspaper building and the Commercial Hotel were burned down in that year. A photograph taken from the same angle and with the same buildings appears in "A Selection of Views from Palmerston North". This booklet appears to have been published in 1893 because it contains a photograph of the plans of Presbyterian Church "in the course of erection".

 
Letter home from Egypt during WWI
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Letter home from Egypt 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 Zeitoun Camp near Cairo in Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from Egypt during WWI
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Letter home from Egypt 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 Zeitoun Camp near Cairo in Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter from Egypt during WWI
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Letter from Egypt 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 Zeitoun Camp near Cairo in Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915. ### ​

 
Letter from Egypt during WWI
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Letter from Egypt 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 Zeitoun Camp near Cairo in Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from troopship during WWI
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Letter home from troopship 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 Egypt. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Letter home from troopship during WWI
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Letter home from troopship 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. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

 
Inauguration of Union Airways commercial service at Milson Aerodrome

Inauguration of Union Airways commercial service at Milson Aerodrome

Milson Aerodrome, Palmerston North, became the headquarters of Union Airways (later merged with National Airways Corporation which became Air New Zealand) when the Palmerston North – Dunedin service was inaugurated 15 January 1936. The three Union airways aeroplanes (DH 86 Express) from left: ZK-AEH; ZK-AEF; ZK-AEG.

 
Electric Power House, Keith Street

Electric Power House, Keith Street

Situated at Terrace End the Power House commenced supplying power to Palmerston North and to the Manawatu-Oroua Electric Power Board in May 1924. The power station operated as the main supply throughout the 1920s and at times in the 1930s, and continued to be used to cut peak demand until the 1990s. It is now home to the Electric Power Station Trust.

 
Palmerston North abattoir, Maxwells Line

Palmerston North abattoir, Maxwells Line

The Palmerston North Abattoir was situated in Awapuni for 63 years. Opened in December 1906, the works were operated by the Manawatu Meat Company until 1917, when the Borough Council purchased them. They remained under Council control until their demolition in 1969 and since then the city’s meat has been obtained from a regional abattoir at Feilding. The two men in bowler hats are the managers of the Manawatu Meat Company: L to R: A J Rawstrom and C. F. Carter.

 
Railway Yards, Main Street, Palmerston North

Railway Yards, Main Street, Palmerston North

This photograph looks east towards The Square. In the centre of the photograph is the clock tower of the old Post Office, removed as an earthquake risk in 1942. Quite distinct is the curve in the train line running through The Square. The street that runs through the centre of the photograph is Main Street. The Milson deviation opened in 1960 followed by the new railway station off Tremaine Avenue in 1963, removing the need for trains to travel through the centre of the city and down Main Street.

 
'Woodhey',  Te Awe Awe Street

'Woodhey', Te Awe Awe Street

This photograph is taken from the south bank of the Hokowhitu Lagoon which is seen in the foreground. Built for Jacob Nannestad, a sawmiller, the house was bought by John Henderson Pollock Strang in 1903. In 1921 it was sold to William Caccia Birch. It remained in the Caccia Birch family until gifted to the Government in 1941. After various uses it was eventually given to the Palmerston North City Council and now called Caccia Birch and serves as a function centre

 
Cattle being driven past Palmerston North Technical High School

Cattle being driven past Palmerston North Technical High School

Cattle are being driven along Duke Street (now Princess Street) past the Technical School, to the saleyards in Rangitikei and Grey Streets. Situated on the corner of King and Duke Street, the main buildings and workshops of the Technical School were opened 1909. After closing in 1956 the building has been occupied by the Teachers' College, the Palmerston North Technical Institute, and most recently the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).

 
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.

 
Letter from Trentham during WW1
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Letter from Trentham during WW1

Pat Argyle (189o-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.

 
Awapuni Library Book Club Poem

Awapuni Library Book Club Poem

This delightful poem was written by Tom Robertson after the first ever Awapuni Library Book Club meeting. The Book Club was the brain child of Awapuni Library volunteer Jenni Rockliffe with the first meeting held on the 28th of August 2019. Open to the public the group meet once a month at Awapuni Library to discuss the set themed books they have read.

 
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 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 parents, is presumed to be from Gallipoli. Len and Pat both died at Chunuk Bair in 1915.

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