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Centennial Book of Views around Palmerston North, 1870s-1970s 1
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Centennial Book of Views around Palmerston North, 1870s-1970s

This promotional booklet was printed by the Palmerston North Public Relations Organisation to mark the city's centennial. The back reads, "Palmerston North, New Zealand: One hundred years old! Not a great age for a city by world standards but still worthy of note, especially when one considers that native forest and swamp covered much of the city area in 1870. Today, an increasing number of fine buildings and facilities marks the progress of New Zealand's premier provincial city and the manufactured beauty of the urban scene echoes the meaning of the Maori name for the sylvan glade where it all began - Papaiōea - "How beautiful it is." Geographically the city is at the heart of the North Island transportation system and this factor together with the fertile Manawatu plains has fostered a wide range of industries. Education too, owes much to the land as Massey University began as an agricultural college. Today the university teaches all Arts and Sciences and many Technologies. The campus covers nearly one hundred acres and houses New Zealand's only veterinary school. To mark the Centenary, this folder shows the city scene of yesteryear as well as the City of the Seventies."

 
Devonshire House, Church Street

Devonshire House, Church Street

This building was called Devonshire House and was on Church Street next to the former Police Station. In the 1940s when this water colour was thought to have been painted the downstairs served as Tuckers' wine merchant business. After this it had two shop frontages; the Sweet Nook Confectionery and P Hosking, Watchmaker. Upstairs was used as a boarding house run by Mrs Clark. Entitled 'Apartment house' by the artist, John Tetley. Pen and wash. Colour. John Tetley was a parasitologist at Massey Agricultural College, Palmerston North, and a well known amateur artist who exhibited locally.

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circa 1940 to circa 1949
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Palmerston North
 
Ashhurst Scout Group Album, 1967-1973 1
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Ashhurst Scout Group Album, 1967-1973

A variety of activities are shown in the photograph album created by the Ashhurst Scout Group, including examples of bush craft, a handicraft expo, games and several Field and Cub Days. Group photographs are also included.

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1967 to 1973
 
Bainesse School Jubilee photo album
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Bainesse School Jubilee photo album

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. This album covers the Bainesse School 50th and 60th Jubilee celebrations.

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Bainesse
 
Craven School for Girls Photograph Album 1
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Craven School for Girls Photograph Album

Photograph album mainly consisting of photographs of pupils and activities of Craven School, Palmerston North. The names written in ink were added by Lorna Playford, who donated the album to the Ian Matheson City Archives. Alongside views of life at the school, the album also contains holiday snaps and visits to neighbouring farms.

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1903 to 1915
 
Souvenir of Miranui and Weka Flaxmills Page 1
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Souvenir of Miranui and Weka Flaxmills

This photograph album contains photographs of the Seifert flaxmills Weka and Miranui. Flax workers are pictured cultivating, gathering, drying and processing the fibres. Details of the transport operations undertaken by cart and barge are also shown. The album was given to R H Webb on 9 March 1918 by the Managing Director of the mills, Alfred Seifert.

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August 1917 to October 1917
 
Newth photograph album
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Newth photograph album

Family photograph album, including images of family members, scenes around Palmerston North, animals, music, sport, soldiers, "Huanui" (boat at Foxton), Foxton, Maori Battalion (1940) and farm scenes.

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circa 1940 to circa 1950
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Manawatū
 
Creighton Family Album
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Creighton Family Album

This photograph album depicts the Creighton Family of 5 Donnington Street, Palmerston North. It shows a range of different locations around Palmerston North and the surrounding area, ranging from 1940 to around 1943. The woman in most of the pictures (unless otherwise specified) is Emma Curling Creighton (aka Goldie, Bubs, Curling and Spiffy), while the man is Melvyn J Creighton. They married 19 July 1941 and had Robyn Curling Creighton 29 December 1942 and Lynn Melwynn Creighton 20 October 1948.

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1940 to 1943
 
Diary of an itinerant farm worker

Diary of an itinerant farm worker

This "McDougall Farmers' Notebook 1935-36" was used as a diary by an unknown farm worker who went on 'Tour of N.I.', beginning 15 October 1935 (first entry). He travelled from Blenheim, and records his holiday, mainly in the Hawkes Bay and Giborne areas, and employment at Hore Hore Station near Tokomaru Bay. It is likely that the writer was J. Lane, named in the front cover, and also listed at the top of the 'Addresses' page. The last entry appears to be 18 December 1936, but a subsequent note records 'Drowened (sic) Easter 1939'. The Poverty Bay Herald (18 April, 1938, page 4) writes of the drowning of Joffre Lane, a station hand at Hore Hore Station.

 
'Join the Women's Land Service' poster

'Join the Women's Land Service' poster

This small 'posterette' encouraged young women (from 17 years of age) to join the Women's Land Service (WLS). The woman is wearing a standrd issue working hat, shirt and overalls, and happily drives a tractor while waving her hand in the victory sign. This poster was displayed in 225 railway stations throughtout New Zealand.The WLS was the largest of the women's war services, with 2,711 'land girls' placed on farms. Hundreds of women also served unofficially on family land.From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.

 
Overseas Ladies Club photograph album
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Overseas Ladies Club photograph album

The album was created for Mrs Jill Cook, a founder of the club. It contains messages from members of the Club and photographs of members and their children and husbands. It also lists their former home and when they arrived in New Zealand The Overseas Ladies Club was formed in Palmerston North in 1947. It acted as a support group for the wives of returned servicemen who came to Palmerston North after WWII. The women met monthly and shared activities until 1982.

 
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Skandia No. 1, 18 November 1875

This Danish-Norwegian newspaper was produced in Palmerston North on 18 November 1875. The editor was Hjalmar Graff. It is believed that this was the only volume produced. This copy was presented to the Manawatu Evening Standard offices in the 1950s. That organisation passed the copy on to the Palmerston North City Council.

 
The Manawatu Knitting Mills Limited History
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The Manawatu Knitting Mills Limited History

A sheet outlining the history of the Manawatu Knitting Mills Limited, probably created for the 1983 centenary of the establishment of the business. The business was founded by John Stubbs in his home, and moved to the Main Street site in 1889. It was originally named Stubbs Hosiery Factory, then the Manawatu Hosiery Factory before it became the Manawatu Knitting Mills Ltd in 1932. For more information on the Manawatū Knitting Mills, see White, Jill (2007). ["Women at Work in the Manawatū Knitting Mills." _Manawatū Journal of History_, Vol. 3](https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/item/d1572973-019a-4679-9600-89222ba78491/pdf), pp.20-29.

 
Alan Loveday Farewell Concert ticket

Alan Loveday Farewell Concert ticket

Alan Loveday (b. 1929, Palmerston North) was a renowned child violinist who went overseas to further his career in 1939. A concert was put on at the Opera House, Palmerston North, 14 January 1939, at which Alan and others performed. From the archive of the 'Alan Loveday Fund'.

 
Commandos Orchestra on stage at the Army, Navy and Airforce Dance Hall, George Street

Commandos Orchestra on stage at the Army, Navy and Airforce Dance Hall, George Street

The Commanders were the resident band at the Army, Navy, and Air Force (ANA) Dance Hall (later the Ballroom Astoria, then George Street Ballroom). The well known band began life as the ‘The Revellers’ in 1943 and disbanded in 1960. Max Jordan and his two brothers and father were involved with band.

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