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Craven School Pupils in Costume

Craven School Pupils in Costume

This photograph shows a number of Craven School pupils wearing theatrical costumes from an unidentified production. Craven School had a stock of costumes that were used to put on many plays, some of which were written by the pupils or teachers. From left: Betty Abraham, Vera (?) Miller, Alix Perry.

 
Craven School Pupils in Costume

Craven School Pupils in Costume

This photograph shows a number of Craven School pupils wearing theatrical costumes from an unidentified production. Craven School had a stock of costumes that were used to put on many plays, some of which were written by the pupils or teachers. From left: Mona MacRae, Mavis ?, Norah Armstrong, ? Cargill, ? MacDonald.

 
Bible Class Girls

Bible Class Girls

Ten young women, members of a Bible Class at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Palmerston North. Agnes (‘Aggie’) Chapman, second daughter of local sheep and dairy farmer William is seated, front row, centre. For many years an employee in C. M. Ross & Co’s back office (see image 2007N_Pg71_GRO_1106) she was in later years elected an Elder of the Church.  

 
73 Russell Street

73 Russell Street

House at 73 Russell Street (at that time No 50) that William Chapman had built before he retired from farming in 1925. This picture shows the house a few months after completion and by now occupied, together with distinctive street-side fencing – a design that has been kept to the present day. William had bought adjacent Lots 19 and 20 of Section 243, the house being sited on Lot 19 and while Lot 20 (to the left in the picture) was used to create a garden.

 
Commemorative group picture

Commemorative group picture

  Formal group photograph of 6 young men. Seated on the left is William Andrew Chapman (‘Will’ – then aged 16), younger son of local sheep and dairy farmer William Chapman. Also identifiable (standing, left) is Campbell Aitchison who features in other photos – see for instance 2013N_Pi527_006843. Although the photo is mounted on card, there is no information to explain how the 6 are associated. Both identified persons (and therefore the others?) are known to have taken and passed their Junior Civil Service Examination in 1911.  

Creator
Date
1911
Place
Palmerston North
 
Novelty postcard

Novelty postcard

  Pocket novelty greeting card. The picture incorporates a flap from beneath which a strip of 12 images of Palmerston North can be unfolded. The card was sent by Jessie Moore Chapman to the younger (Don) of her brother John Henry Chapman's two sons in anticipation of John and his family's arrival in New Zealand - their first period of home leave since John's appointment in 1921 to the League of Nations Secretariat in Geneva.  

Creator
Date
1925
Place
Palmerston North
 
PNHS Old Pupils’ Association, Wellington Branch

PNHS Old Pupils’ Association, Wellington Branch

 Assembled guests at the inaugural dance held following the founding of the Wellington branch of the Palmerston North High School Old Pupils’ Association. The dance took place at the Alexandra Hall in Abel Street, Wellington. John Henry Chapman, a member of the Association’s organising committee, is fourth from the left in the front row. His sister Jessie Moore Chapman, by this date a teacher at PN’s Terrace End School, was Hon. Sec. of a sister organisation representing former girl pupils, founded in 1905. 

 
Campbell Street School Football Team 1907

Campbell Street School Football Team 1907

  The Campbell Street School team were 1907 winners of the Manawatu Rugby Football Union’s Schools Competition – their fourth time in a row. The school’s three previous successes are commemorated in the embroidered inscriptions on the banner. Standing on the left of the photo is the school’s headmaster F. E. Watson. Members of the team were: (left and right of the banner) W. Sexton [Three –quarter], J. Carter [Forward]; second row from the back: L. Liddel [Forward], R. Wood [Full-back], J. Christensen [Forward], S. McCullum (Wing-forward]; seated, third row: W. A. Chapman [Forward], T. Speir [Three-quarter], H. Childs, Captain [Five-eighth], W. McTaggart, Vice-Captain [Three-quarter], L. Boon (Forward]; front row: H. Freeth [Forward], J. Elliott [Five-eighth, F. Miller [Half-back], A. Simmonds [Half-back], M. Sheerin [Forward].  

 
Novelty postcard

Novelty postcard

  Pocket novelty greeting card. The picture incorporates a flap from beneath which a strip of 12 images of Palmerston North can be unfolded. The card was sent by Jessie Moore Chapman to the elder (Ian) of her brother John Henry Chapman's two sons in anticipation of John and his family's arrival in New Zealand - their first period of home leave since John's appointment in 1921 to the League of Nations Secretariat in Geneva.

Creator
Date
1925
Place
Palmerston North
 
Pascal families at 'Brooklands' homestead, Awahuri

Pascal families at 'Brooklands' homestead, Awahuri

The Pascal brothers, Claud and John, emigrated to New Zealand from France. They were involved in the flax industry c. 1890 - 1906. 'Brooklands' was the home of John Pascal, at Awahuri, Manawatu. The photo was copied from a McLennan/Pascal album. At back: Flora (Mrs John Pascalm nee McLennan) in rocking chair, John B Pascal standing; Louise (Mrs Claud Pascal) seated Front: Elsie McLennan, sister of fFora; Man (unknown); Claud Pascal

 
Ashhurst Public Library

Ashhurst Public Library

Interior view of the Ashhurst Public Library. Mary-Rae Bowliing (Ashhurst Librarian) and Genny Vella (Branch Support Librarian) are behind the issues desk.

 
Craven School hat badge

Craven School hat badge

The blue intertwined letters, 'C S', on a red background, were worn in the middle of the hat band on the uniform straw boater. Red and blue were the school colours. The badge belonged to Mrs Maud Dalgety (nee Warburton) who attended Craven School c 1903-1912. Craven School was a private school for girls in Palmerston North from 1892-1929. From the archive of the 'Warburton Family'.

 
The Weka

The Weka

The person standing in front of the engine is my Father Harold Stewart and the person on the footplate is his brother David Stewart. Both men were trained at the workshops. They were sons of J T Stewart  the person who surveyed the Manawatu/Rangitikei districts and laid out Palmerston North and other settlements. The Weka was refurbished at the Feilding workshop of Harold Stewart located in Beaty St. This photograph was taken in the northern goods yard of the Feilding railway station. A north-bound train can be seen leaving the station about to cross Kimbolton Rd. Photograph taken 1906.

 
Craven School Pupils in "The Cup"

Craven School Pupils in "The Cup"

Pictured here is the cast of the original comedy, "The Cup", performed by the students of Craven School for Girls for the benefit of the Sick and Wounded Soldiers Fund. From left: Molly Russell, Glory Simson (?), Helen Hewett, Dorothy Levin, Unknown, Nita McHardy, Betty Abraham. The Craven School for Girls was a boarding and day school for young ladies, mostly from Palmerston North but some of whom came from as far as the South Island to board at the elite school. Theatre and variety show performances were one of many ways that local people gathered funds for patriotic efforts. The girls pictured here are pupils of the school, but the man in the centre is Mr Stephens of Wellington, who was the singing tutor at the school according to the caption on the back of one of the photographs. The reviews for the show were very positive and a total of £46 10 s (over $6500 in today's money). The script for "The Cup" and several of the musical numbers were written by Miss W Fraser, one of the head mistresses at the school. It was about a statue (played by Mr Stephens) that comes to life in a girls school - no other performances of this play could be found in the newspapers of the time.

 
William Chapman’s farm

William Chapman’s farm

  Some of the sheep that William Chapman kept on the remaining 21 acres of his farm in the north-western corner of Palmerston North after selling a larger portion (50 acres) in about 1920. In a letter of 1923 (by then aged 62 and not in good health) he writes that “five or six cows now & a few sheep seems to keep me going all the time”.  

Creator
Date
circa 1920
Place
Palmerston North
 
PNHS Old Pupils’ Association

PNHS Old Pupils’ Association

  Organising committee members of the Wellington branch of the Palmerston North High School Old Pupils’ Association. The Association was founded in 1909, an occasion marked by an inaugural annual dance held in the city’s Alexandra Hall. Seen here are: (back two) John Henry Chapman, elder son of local PN sheep and dairy farmer William Chapman, and L. Harrison; (middle row) J. Spear (Hon. Sec.), E. Inder (Pres.) and R. Newth; (in front) E. Finlayson. The Association organised a subscription to help re-equip the school following its destruction by fire the year that this photo was taken.  

 
73 Russell Street

73 Russell Street

House at 73 Russell Street (at that time No 50) that William Chapman had built before he retired from farming in 1925. This picture, taken Apr/May 1925, shows the house nearing completion – as yet unpainted and with unused boards lying about outside.

 
Slack Family and Friends

Slack Family and Friends

Slack family and friends at 'Waitoitoi', Awapuni, Palmerston North. Back row (from left): Ken Stowe, Jack Lack, Len and Raymond, Dr Stowe, Humpries, Reg Bagnall. Middle (from left): Jane Hewett, Mrs Stowe, Reg Hewett, Mildred Hewett. From (from left): Audrey Hewett, Ida Humphries, Nina Moore.

 
Craven School Pupils in Costume

Craven School Pupils in Costume

This photograph shows a number of Craven School pupils wearing theatrical costumes from an unidentified production. Craven School had a stock of costumes that were used to put on many plays, some of which were written by the pupils or teachers. The figures are all unidentified.

 
Craven School Hockey Team

Craven School Hockey Team

Members of the Craven School Hockey Team. From left, back: Kitty Joske, Sybil Baldwin, Glory Simson, Dorothy Levin, Avril Strachan (Mrs E C Brevis). Front: Unknown, Nancy Lyons, Ivy Addison, Esther Armstrong, Sydney Brandon, Peggy Abraham.

 
Craven School Hockey Team

Craven School Hockey Team

Members of the Craven School Hockey Team. From left, back: Betty Abraham (Mrs Rupert Ashworth), Esther Armstrong (Mrs E A F Wilding), Sybil Baldwin (Mrs C Fullerton-Smith), Nora Temple, Glory Simson (Mrs B De Castro), Kitty Joske (Mrs Albert Dunlop). Front: Sydney Brandon (Mrs De Clare), Nita McHardy, Avril Strachan (Mrs E C Brevis). Front, ground: Dorothy Aldrich, Phyllis Goodson.

 
Craven Pupils Agility Game

Craven Pupils Agility Game

This photograph shows the pupils of Craven School walking with books on top of their heads. Many photographs of the school school the girls engaged on outdoor games and organised sports.

 
William Chapman and chrysanthemums

William Chapman and chrysanthemums

 Snapshot of William Chapman next to the frame where he grew some of his beloved chrysanthemums. He was a lifetime member and one-time president of the Palmerston North Horticultural Society and a frequent exhibitor at shows.  

 
The Lakelet bridge

The Lakelet bridge

  Lakelet in the Square, looking towards the Post Office, with the bridge on the right and – just visible on the left – part of the second bandstand. The two figures on the bridge look as if they may be soldiers. The picture was sent by Jane Moore Chapman to her grand-daughter Beryl with a message on the back that indicates it was written in 1922.  

Creator
Date
circa 1920
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