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R.E. (Dick) Moxon - Photograph and news clipping album
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R.E. (Dick) Moxon - Photograph and news clipping album

A photograph and newspaper album compiled Richard Everitt (Dick) Moxon. Photographs include: family and friends, Palmerston North Rangers Association Football Club, Chatteris Engineers Reserves. Clippings pertain to sporting achievements, marriage notices, the Brown Shield, and Mabel Lucy.

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Date
circa 1900 to 1911
Place
Palmerston North
 
Carnival of the Lake

Carnival of the Lake

The Carnival of the Lake, centred around Centennial Lagoon, was an annual event organised by the Public Relations Office for a few years during the early 1960s.

Creator
Date
1963
Place
Centennial Drive, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North
 
T Gundersen home and tailor shop, Main Street
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T Gundersen home and tailor shop, Main Street

Torkil and Kari Gundersen married before leaving for New Zealand on the Celeano in 1870. They first settled near Whakarongo, then purchased this land in Palmerston North from which Torkil ran his tailoring business (1879-c1884) They left NZ for the United States of America (USA). Torkil was reputed to be Palmerston North's first tailor, appearing in the "Wellington Almanak" in that occupation in 1872. Image two is a scan from the original print, colour corrected to enhance details.

 
Philip Fowler's WWI flying log book
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Philip Fowler's WWI flying log book

The pilot flying log book of Philip Fowler, New Zealand pilot with the Royal Naval Air Service in World War One. Fowler trained in England and was stationed in Imbros in the Aegean. Lists the types of planes flown, details of training and active service flights and dates from May 1916 to February 1919.

 
H H Mackrell WWI Photograph Album
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H H Mackrell WWI Photograph Album

An autograph book used as a photograph album. Photographs document Huia Mackrell's service overseas during World War One, including shipboard life, Egypt and Gallipoli. Signed, inside front cover; "Some snaps during my travels, H H Mackrell".

 
Page 1: Letter and poem written as a tribute to Dr F W Dry on his retirement from Massey Agricultural College
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Letter and poem written as a tribute to Dr F W Dry on his retirement from Massey Agricultural College

Dr Francis William Dry was a scientist who worked at Massey Agricultural College 1928-1958. He worked with sheep fibre types of wool, and the Drysdale sheep breed was named to recognise him. This letter is one of many, from former Massey Agricultural College students, bound together in a tribute book. The writer, Malcolm Driver was a student at the College 1933-1936, and at the time of writing worked at the Crop Research Division of the DSIR at Lincoln.

 
Horopito Station Yards

Horopito Station Yards

Horopito is on the main trunk line, near Ohakune. The exact date of this photograph is unknown. The Main Trunk line was opened in 1908.

 
Letter to Mr. T. A. Grammer from Ron Grammer from Italy

Letter to Mr. T. A. Grammer from Ron Grammer from Italy

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two and was a prisoner of war in Italy 1942 - 1943.

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Date
August 22, 1942
Place
Italy
 
Andrews Collection: Post Office

Andrews Collection: Post Office

This photograph came from a small photograph album that belonged to Mrs R Andrews of Rangitikei House. This photograph bears the caption, "P.O. Palmerston North 14-1-28". The photograph is taken looking down one side of the railway line that used to run through The Square, with the Municipal Bus Depot to the left. Built in 1906, the Post Office on the corner of The Square and Main Street was Palmerston North’s fourth, and replaced a small wooden building on the same site. In 1988, when Telecom and Postbank became separate entities, the building ceased to be the Post Office. Though this building is still standing, the tower was removed in 1942 after the Napier earthquake. It currently operates as a restaurant and bar.

 
'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

'Birchanger', 544 Featherston Street

This 18-20 roomed house was built by William Coomb’s wife Alice upon returning to Palmerston North after her husband's death in Hastings in 1907. Known by the family as 'Birchanger', it was designed by C W Blackbourn as a replica of their Hawkes Bay, Tukituki home. Mrs Coombs lived in the house until her death in 1940 at the age of 82. In 2008 the house operated as a Rest Home. Now known as 'Hillcrest', it is listed in category 4 of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust register because of its architectural significance.

 
Otaki Gorge

Otaki Gorge

Otaki Forks is 19 km inland from Otaki township. It is the main western entrance to the Tararua Forest Park, and where two tributaries, the Waiotauru River and Waitatapia Stream, meet the Otaki River.

 
Peter Pan Programme, Palmerston North Opera House1
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Peter Pan Programme, Palmerston North Opera House

The cover of this booklet reads, "Sir J.M. Barrie's Immortal Peter Pan being the joint presentation by the Palmerston North Operatic Society (Inc.), the Manawatu Repertory Society (Inc.) [and] the Palmerston North Little Theatre Society (Inc.) in conjunction with the Palmerston North City Council on the occasion of the re-opening of the Opera House. Formal opening: Saturday, 19th March 1955. Season: 19th to 26th March, 1955 (inclusive)."

 
Meal ticket

Meal ticket

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in World War Two. Ronald Grammer was a prisoner of war in Italy.

Creator
Place
Italy
 
Ashhurst Bridge

Ashhurst Bridge

This was the second Ashhurst Bridge to cross the Manawatu River at the lower end of the Manawatu Gorge. The first was washed away in 1895 and due to disputes its replacement was not opened until 1909. It was replaced in 1969 by a concrete structure.

 
Letter from Trentham during WWI

Letter from Trentham during WWI

Letter from Len Argyle, who served in World War One, to his young brother Leslie. At this time he was in training at Trentham Military Camp, near Wellington. Len Argyle (1894-1915), the son of Henry and Alice Argyle, was born in Carterton, Wairarapa, and moved with his family to Bunnythorpe in 1902. He and his brother Pat (Percival) enlisted with the New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force together, and both died at Chunck Bair, Gallipoli, in 1915. ​ ​

 
Railway Yards, Main Street

Railway Yards, Main Street

Painting of the Railway Yards in Main Street, Palmerston North, showing buildings, signals and wagons. Water colour. The railway station and yards were moved to the outskirts of the city in the early 1960s. John Tetley was a parasitologist at Massey Agricultural College and a well known amateur artist who exhibited locally.

Creator
Date
circa 1940 to circa 1949
Place
Palmerston North
 
Avenue Action protestors

Avenue Action protestors

Avenue Action was formed in protest against the Palmerston North City Council removal of trees in Fitzherbert Avenue. This was to allow for four lanes of traffic as an engineering solution to cross-river transportation problems in 1997.

 
"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

The twelfth newsletter of the Friends of the Regent, featuring profiles of some of the committee. The Regent Theatre in Broadway, opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

 
"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

The first newsletter of the Friends of the Regent, featuring the campaign update of the Regent Theatre Restoration. The Regent Theatre in Broadway, opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

 
Ashhurst Post Office Floor Plan

Ashhurst Post Office Floor Plan

The floor plan of the Ashhurst Post Office. Originally the home of Andrew Coombs, the building became the Ashhurst Post Office in 1897. In October 1991, the building was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council, and it became a branch of the Palmerston North City Library.

 
"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

Newsletter (unnumbered) of the Friends of the Regent, featuring an article on the beginnings of the Regent. The Regent Theatre in Broadway, opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

 
"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

"In the Spotlight" - the magazine of the Friends of the Regent (Theatre)

The seventh newsletter of the Friends of the Regent. It features an article on Wattie Gibsone, a cast member of a short silent movie, called "Frances of Feilding", Annual Report and profiles some of the committee members. The Regent Theatre in Broadway, opened 4 July 1930 as a cinema and theatre. It was designed by Charles Hollingshed for owners Williamson Films Ltd, and built of reinforced concrete by Julian and Co at a cost of £46,000. One of its features is a solid marble staircase. In the 1990s the theatre was purchased by the Palmerston North City Council and restored as the city's premier theatre. It is leased to the Regent Theatre Trust Board who run the facility.

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