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Memory Lane - "The Mather Papers"

Memory Lane - "The Mather Papers"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. Tribute to distinguished historian and teacher Brian Mather (1928-2008), founder of the Local History Study Group which later became the Palmerston North Historical Society Inc. He contributed significantly to researching and raising awareness of Palmerston North's history. Brian's research work is a lasting legacy to the city.

 
Marist Brothers High School - Boys on Stage

Marist Brothers High School - Boys on Stage

Programme for musical production. _Boys on Stage_ was a stage show put on by Marist Brothers High School in 1963, initially at the Opera House, and by popular demand, for two more nights at The Regent. All the participants were male students at the school, albeit well disguised by the (parent) make-up artists. Marist Brothers' High School opened in 1939 and became a full secondary school in 1942. It closed in 1974, with the opening of St Peter's College.

 
Back Issues: A life of major scale in Manawatū

Back Issues: A life of major scale in Manawatū

Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. Life story of influential and distinguished music teacher, Evelyn Mary Rawlins (1889-1977). Her financial legacy funded the Evelyn Rawlins Room and continues to support the development of artists and projects.

 
Co-op West End store

Co-op West End store

Image of the West End Co-op grocery store wall. The Consumers' Co-Operative (Manawatu) Ltd had stores all over Palmerston North, including grocery stores in Broadway, Cuba Street, West End, Takaro, Terrace End, Milson, Russell Street, Featherston Street and Albert Street and butcheries in Broadway, West End, Takaro, Ada Street, Russell Street and Limbrick Street. This Co-op grocery store was on the corner of Pioneer Highway and Botanical Road.