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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.

 
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.

 
Gate post at Hoffman Kiln, Featherston Street

Gate post at Hoffman Kiln, Featherston Street

Bricks produced by the Hoffman Kiln were used to create the gate posts of Brick and Pipes Co Ltd of Palmerston North. Specific bricks feature New Zealand Māori motifs. Bricks such as these were produced during the 1930s-1950s for special orders.

 
Poppy Places Article - Carroll Street

Poppy Places Article - Carroll Street

The New Zealand Poppy Places Trust has been established to develop, promote, and oversee a nation-wide project to commemorate and recognise as part of the heritage of New Zealanders, the participation of New Zealand in military conflicts and military operational services overseas. [Poppy Places website](http://poppyplaces.nz).

 
Drawing of Maori meeting house

Drawing of Maori meeting house

Drawing of a Maori meeting house, with man and dog, possibly at Puketotora or Raukawa Pa. It is not signed but handwriting on the back says, "Drawn by R Grindell Manawatu 1859". The drawing is in ink and water colour. Drawn on card measuring 27 x 18 cm. While the artist is unknown, this drawing was gifted to the donor by the son of J. T. Stewart, Government Surveyor.

 
Nga Huruhuru Rangatira public sculpture

Nga Huruhuru Rangatira public sculpture

Nga Huruhuru Rangatira, "the feathers of the chief", forms a 6.4-metre high archway on the corner of The Square and Church Street, and is illuminated at night. The stylised giant huia feathers are the creation of Massey University Professor of Maori Visual Arts Robert Jahnke. It features three feathers on one side, and two on the other, representing a coming together of Maori cultural references and Western knowledge. Cutaway sections on the columns are in the shape of huia.

 
Nga Huruhuru Rangatira public sculpture (detail)

Nga Huruhuru Rangatira public sculpture (detail)

Nga Huruhuru Rangatira, "the feathers of the chief", forms a 6.4-metre high archway on the corner of The Square and Church Street, and is illuminated at night. The stylised giant huia feathers are the creation of Massey University Professor of Maori Visual Arts Robert Jahnke.  It features three feathers on one side, and two on the other, representing a coming together of Maori cultural references and Western knowledge. Cutaway sections on the columns are in the shape of huia.

 
Drawing of carved palisade posts at old pa, Wairarapa

Drawing of carved palisade posts at old pa, Wairarapa

A drawing by J T Stewart who was the District Engineer of the Public Works Department. Drawing shows two carved palisade posts in old pa, in bush at Wairarapa. Entitled "Figure in old Pa Wairarapa 1862". The drawing is in pencil and water colour. Drawn on paper measuring 24 x 16.5 cm, held in oval matt board and unvarnished wooden frame.

 
Coalition Against The Tour - Finding Aid

Coalition Against The Tour - Finding Aid

The Coalition Against The Tour group came out of the Community Volunteer group. The group was formed 15 March 1985, to protest against the proposed tour of the All Blacks rugby team to South Africa. Series 1: Minutes Series 2: Organisational Information Series 3: Correspondence Series 4: Financial Series 5: Newsletters Series 6: Press Releases Series 7: Supporting Organisations Series 8: Supporting Information Series 9: Newspaper Clippings Series 10: Posters and Flyers

 
Letter from T. A. Grammer to Private Ron Grammer, prisoner of war in Italy, and reply

Letter from T. A. Grammer to Private Ron Grammer, prisoner of war in Italy, and reply

This letter was written by Mr Tom A. Grammer to his son Ronald Grammer when he was a prisoner of war in Italy, 1942. The second page contains a reply from Ron. 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.

 
Christmas Greeting card from Stewart Grammer to his family in Bainesse during WWII
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Christmas Greeting card from Stewart Grammer to his family in Bainesse during WWII

This letter/card was written to Mr Tom A. Grammer and family by his son Stewar, while serving as a Gunner in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, in World War Two. The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Stewart Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North.

 
Letter to Ron Grammer in Bainesse

Letter to Ron Grammer in Bainesse

Letter from a soldier serving overseas during World War Two, to Ron Grammer. Ron Grammer served in WWII and was a prisoner of war in Italy during 1942 - 1943. When liberated he returned to New Zealand. 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.

 
Christmas Card - New Zealand Artillery
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Christmas Card - New Zealand Artillery

Christmas card from the New Zealand Artillery of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Middle East. The Inscription reads: "New Zealand Artillery. To A. E Mansford Esq. With compliments of the season. From No.1/433 Lieutenant V M Rowland, N.Z.A, N.Z.E.F, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Middle East.

 
Melissa Thake (musician)

Melissa Thake (musician)

Melissa Thake (vocals) performing with the jazz band Easy Street in the Celtic Inn

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February 11, 2016
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Manawatū Tree Trust - Record of Commemorative Trees

Manawatū Tree Trust - Record of Commemorative Trees

This bound volume contains certificates acknowledging trees that the trustees of the Manawatū Tree Trust undertook to plant, nurture and protect. The certificates contain the name of the donor, the date planted and a map of location. The Manawatū Tree Trust was established in 1984 wit the help of the Palmerston North Rotary Club, with the aim of promoting and encouraging the enjoyment of trees.

 
By-Laws of the Ashhurst Public Library

By-Laws of the Ashhurst Public Library

Undated by-laws of the Ashhurst Public Library and Free Reading Room. The incorporated society provided a library service to the Ashhurst community from 1899 until the service was taken over by the Palmerston North City Council in 1991.

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unknown
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Corner of Cambridge and Bamfield Streets, Ashhurst
 
349 College Street

349 College Street

This art deco building was on the left or northward side of College Street, between Ranfurly and Ada Streets (opposite Union Street). It was designed as two flats for Miss Charlotte Eliot Warburton by Reginald Thorrold-Jaggard, a local architect in 1937. Charlotte Warburton was a well known local resident who was born in Palmerston North in 1883. She was active in the Girl Guide Movement and was chairman of the committee of the Women's War Service Auxiliary, for which she was awarded an MBE in 1946. She died in 1961. Contract and plans are held in CA: Thorrold Jaggard, contract 665.

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