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Poetry on City Library windows

Poetry on City Library windows

Poem by Leonel Alvarado, that was affixed to the George Street windows of the Central Library in Palmerston North. Through the window can be seen the computer area of the library. Leonel Alvarado was born in Honduras, and since 2002 has lived in Palmerston North. He is a poet and senior lecturer in Spanish in Massey University’s school of humanities. He also started the annual Latin American Film Festival at the City Library. The poem on this window is entitled, "Second-hand Wood"

Creator
Date
January 15, 2021
Place
George Street, Palmerston North
 
Poetry on City Library windows

Poetry on City Library windows

Poems by Leonel Alvarado, that were affixed to the George Street windows of the Central Library in Palmerston North. Through the window can be seen the computer area of the library. Leonel Alvarado was born in Honduras, and since 2002 has lived in Palmerston North. He is a poet and senior lecturer in Spanish in Massey University’s school of humanities. He also started the annual Latin American Film Festival at the City Library. The poems on these windows are entitled, "Second-hand Wood" and "On the Uses for Lemons".

Creator
Date
January 15, 2021
Place
George Street, Palmerston North
 
Second Floor of Palmerston North City Library

Second Floor of Palmerston North City Library

The second floor of the Palmerston North City Library at 4 The Square. This image shows the floor arranged for a Supper Concert during Local History Week 2019. The library building was built as a department store for the C M Ross Co. in 1927-1928. The second floor was used as the tearooms and supper concerts were among the many activities that took place there over the years.

 
Sunset

Sunset

Manawatu sunset.

Creator
Date
January 20, 2019
Place
Main Street, Palmerston North
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Te Ara Lane - Centennial Park, Hokowhitu

Te Ara Lane - Centennial Park, Hokowhitu

A lane in the Centennial Park housing development. The sections are ready for construction - a house is having it's foundation laid behind where the photo is taken.

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Date
August 2020
Place
Hokowhitu
 
Tower Block of the Massey Hokowhitu Campus

Tower Block of the Massey Hokowhitu Campus

This tower is currently being used as offices. It will be removed and replaced by houses sometime in the near future. It is a rare example of brutalist architecture in the city

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Date
August 2020
Place
Hokowhitu Campus
 
Peter MacGillivray 3, Massey Agricultural College and University - Manawatu Conversations

Peter MacGillivray 3, Massey Agricultural College and University - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 7th July 2020, part 3 of 6.  Married and returned to New Zealand, Lincoln College teaching farm management. Taking students on farm tours round NZ. Job with South Taranaki Farm Improvement Club, then at Massey in 1958. Hostels senior warden, coal fired boiler. Exchange students from India. Extramural teaching. Female students.

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Date
July 7, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Peter MacGillivray 4, Working at Massey University - Manawatu Conversations

Peter MacGillivray 4, Working at Massey University - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio 14th July 2020. Part 4 of 6.  Joined Massey Agricultural College staff in 1958. Limited teaching resources. Importance of valuation training. Prominent students and staff. The Perendale. John Hamilton Tetley paintings. Student trips. Changing academic standards in farm management. International exchange of staff. Farmers’ views of academics. Dairy Research Institute (DRI). 

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Date
July 14, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Peter MacGillivray 5, Working at Massey University - Manawatu Conversations

Peter MacGillivray 5, Working at Massey University - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 21st July 2020.  Part 5 of 6. Massey University, name changes. The Old Hostel building. Changes as developed as a university. Extramural teaching, more mature students. Massey Printery. Meals in the Refectory, later a café also. Few cars on campus, students used bikes and motorbikes. Weekend dances in town. No on-campus bookshop. The swimming pool. Procesh. Tom Scott. Capping Review. Massey Ball. Ballets (students in tutus). Graduation. 

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Date
July 21, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Close-up of the Tower Block at the ex-Massey University Hokowhitu campus

Close-up of the Tower Block at the ex-Massey University Hokowhitu campus

 Pictured is a close-up of the tower at the Hokowhitu campus showing detail of the rugged concrete on the curve and the windows. The tower is a key example of brutalist architecture in the city The building is being used as offices and will be pulled down and replaced with housing sometime soon.

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Date
August 2020
Place
Hokowhitu Campus
 
Local Historian of the Year awards 2019

Local Historian of the Year awards 2019

The Palmerston North Heritage Trust made two awards for significant contributions to Palmerston North's history, at an occasion at Caccia Birch on 18 June, 2019. Clive Akers was awarded Local Historian of the Year, and Manawatū Heritage was acknowledged for the part it plays in preserving our local history. See here are: Rachel Bowen, City Councillor; Clive Akers, Local Historian of the Year; Adam Melville from the Palmerston North City Library for Manawatū Heritage; Tangi Utikere, Deputy Mayor.

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Date
June 18, 2019
Place
Caccia Birch House, Palmerston North
 
Peter MacGillivray 6, Working at Massey University - Manawatu Conversations

Peter MacGillivray 6, Working at Massey University - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio,  28th July 2020.  Part 6 of 6. Massey class reunions, classmates. Alumni Association. Graduates networking. Changes in Palmerston North – railway through the Square. Bought a house nearby. Became hostels manager. Shops in town, tearooms. In childhood, shopping from farms with home delivery (Wairarapa). Paying in stores. A&P shows. “Manchester” (sheets, etc..). Retirement. Wildbase. Dr Dry and Drysdale sheep. Buying a farmlet. 

Creator
Date
July 28, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
Overlooking the suburb of Roslyn

Overlooking the suburb of Roslyn

Overlooking the suburb of Roslyn. Taken from ICU/ward 30 of Palmerston North Hospital.

Creator
Date
May 16, 2019
Place
Palmerston North, Roslyn
 
John Ward, Covid-19 lockdown and polio epidemics - Manawatu Conversations

John Ward, Covid-19 lockdown and polio epidemics - Manawatu Conversations

Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio 4th August 2020. John Ward.  Built a gramophone in 1946. Polio restrictions in 1947-8, no school, other restrictions with comparisons to Covid-19. Correspondence school, a few friends. Restrictions for 6 months. Father’s shop, converting radio to radiogram. Having a radio station. Use of Zoom in the Covid-19 lockdown (fake backgrounds, etc.). Shortages (toilet paper panic buying with Covid-19). Daughter arranged for friend to stay with John through lockdown. Lockdown and McDonalds. John’s 9 University of the Third Age groups. 

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Date
August 4, 2020
Place
Palmerston North
 
James Tait-Jamieson at the Palmerston North City Library

James Tait-Jamieson at the Palmerston North City Library

A Supper Concert was held as part of Local History Week 2019. James Tait-Jamieson, singer and saxophonist, along with Chris Dann, pianist, entertained with 1940s tunes. The library building was built as a department store for the C M Ross Co. in 1927-1928. The second floor was used as the tearooms and supper concerts were among the many activities that took place there over the years.

Creator
Date
November 2019
Place
4 The Square, Palmerston North
 
Supper Concert on the Second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

Supper Concert on the Second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

A Supper Concert was held as part of Local History Week 2019. James Tait-Jamieson, singer and saxophonist, and Chris Dann, pianist, entertained with 1940s tunes. The library building was built as a department store for the C M Ross Co. in 1927-1928. The second floor was used as the tearooms and supper concerts were among the many activities that took place there over the years.

 
Supper Concert on the second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

Supper Concert on the second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

A Supper Concert was held as part of Local History Week 2019. James Tait-Jamieson, singer and saxophonist, and Chris Dann, pianist, entertained with 1940s tunes. The library building was built as a department store for the C M Ross Co. in 1927-1928. The second floor was used as the tearooms and supper concerts were among the many activities that took place there over the years.

 
Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of Roof, 1916

Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of Roof, 1916

Plan of the roof of the Soldiers' Club Building, dated 1916. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

Creator
Date
October 1, 1916
Place
Cuba Street
 
Soldiers' Club Building - Overall Plan, 1916

Soldiers' Club Building - Overall Plan, 1916

Overall plan of the Soldiers' Club Building, dated 1916. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

Creator
Date
October 1, 1916
Place
Cuba Street
 
Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of First Floor, 1916

Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of First Floor, 1916

Plan for the First Floor of the Soldiers' Club Building, dated 1916. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

Creator
Date
October 1, 1916
Place
Cuba Street
 
Soldiers' Club Building - Second Floor Plan, 1916

Soldiers' Club Building - Second Floor Plan, 1916

Second Floor Plan of the Soldiers' Club Building, dated 1916. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

Creator
Date
October 1, 1916
Place
Cuba Street
 
Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of Second Floor, 1916

Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of Second Floor, 1916

Plan of Second Floor of the Soldiers' Club Building, dated 1916. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

Creator
Date
October 1, 1916
Place
Cuba Street
 
Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of Second Floor Steel, 1916

Soldiers' Club Building - Plan of Second Floor Steel, 1916

Plan of steel structure used in creation of the second floor of the Soldiers' Club Building, dated 1916. Built on the corner of Cuba and George Streets for the Manawatu Patriotic Society and completed in 1917 to a design from the firm of L G West & Son. The building was used by the Returned and Services Association until 1966 when it was sold to a private owner. Currently it houses Cafe Cuba on the ground floor whose outdoor tables can be seen occupying the footpath along Cuba Street. The building is well preserved and contains many of the original design features including cast iron columns along the verandah.

Creator
Date
October 1, 1916
Place
Cuba Street
 
Second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

Second Floor of the Palmerston North City Library

The second floor of the Palmerston North City Library at 4 The Square. This image shows the floor arranged for a Supper Concert during Local History Week 2019. The library building was built as a department store for the C M Ross Co. in 1927-1928. The second floor was used as the tearooms and supper concerts were among the many activities that took place there over the years.

 
Palmerston North COVID testing station

Palmerston North COVID testing station

The Palmerston North COVID19 testing station in Main Street, Palmerston North. Two nurses in PPE gear await people who require a test for the Corona virus. The mobile station was set up outdoors in a car park during the pandemic of 2020-2021. ​

 
Band rotunda, The Square

Band rotunda, The Square

Postcard of the band rotunda that was in The Square of Palmerston North. Beyond can be seen the Chief Post Office on the corner of Main Street.

 
Rugby team

Rugby team

Kia Toa rugby players posing for photograph on the field. Edward (Ted) Freeman is 6th from the right.

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Date
circa 1920
Place
Palmerston North
 
Kia Toa rugby team

Kia Toa rugby team

Kia Toa Club rugby players and officials. Kia Toa was a Palmerston North club. Edward (Ted) Freeman is 4th from left in the back row.

 
Workmen outside F Needham

Workmen outside F Needham

Tradesmen and office staff stand outside the premises of F Needham, Building contractor and Joiners and Needham and Ramsey, Plumbers and Drain Layers. Frederick Needham ran his business from 46 Rangitikei Street and 22 North Street in Palmerston North.

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