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Papaoeia Park

Papaoeia Park

Papaeoia Park is situated on the corner of Ruahine Street (formerly Terrace Street) and Featherston Streets. The land was acquired by the City Council circa 1921 -1922 and is about 9 acres in size.

 
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Construction of the Fitzherbert Bridge

A bridge was first built across the Manawatū River in 1877, linking Palmerston North with the Fitzherbert area. The second bridge was constructed between 1933 - 1935 and remained in place until 1986 when it was replaced by the bridge being constructed in this series of photographs.

 
Tram Line Logging

Tram Line Logging

Horses pulling a milled log across the Te Awaoteatua Stream bridge at the bottom of Church Hill, Awahou. At front: Mat Mai – brother in law of C E Wildbore (photographer); brakeman at back, Trevor Madson.

 
Whanau a Kereama raua ko Teieti, Ngati Kauwhata

Whanau a Kereama raua ko Teieti, Ngati Kauwhata

Ko Sidney Tutete Otene Kereama (Graham) ratou ko tana tama ko Toi Graham, ko tana wahine ko Erana/Erena (Teieti) Kereama. No te iwi o Ngati Kauwhata ki Awahuri. He kaiwhakairo a Sidney mo to te Marae Kai Iwi, ko Kauwhata. Ko te matua o Sidney ko Otene Kereama (Pango Kereama ranei), ko te whaea o Sidney ko Te Manawanui. Hei tamahine a Erana ma Takana Teieti no Ngati Kauwhata. Ko to Erana whaea ko Ngaunuhanga Paikea Te Keepa no te Motu o Matakana raua ko te Motu o Mayor e tata ana ki Tauranga.Sidney Tutete Otene Kereama (Graham), his son Toi Graham and his wife Erana/Erena Kereama, descendants of Ngati Kauwhata of Awahuri. Sidney was a carver at Kai Iwi Marae. His parents were Otene Kereama (Pango Kereama) and Te Manawanui. Erana's parents were Takana Teieti, a descendant of Ngati Kauwhata, and Ngaunuhanga Paikea Te Keepa, a descendant from Matakana and Mayor Island near Tauranga. To access image please contact us.

 
Laying Foundations of the Mangaore Power House

Laying Foundations of the Mangaore Power House

This photograph is one of a series made by Mr Wildbore between about 1922 and 1924 showing the construction of the Mangahao hydro-electric power scheme in the Tararua range, east of Shannon. This view shows the foundations being laid for the power house and the Mangaore Stream diverted to its new channel alongside the power house site.

Creator
Place
Charles Wildbore
 
Demolition of Coles building, The Square

Demolition of Coles building, The Square

The Coles building was constructed in 1906 of brick with reinforced concrete, for Henry Coles who had a music shop on the ground floor and leased the rest of the building. Descendants of the Coles family owned the building until c1970 when the Palmerston North City Council bought the property and leased the shops. The building was closed in April 1974 and demolished in May 1974, to make way for the new Palmerston North City Council complex.

 
Terrace End Cemetery, Main Street

Terrace End Cemetery, Main Street

Terrace End Cemetery came into use in Palmerston North in 1875, superseded by Kelvin Grove Cemetery in 1927. It is divided into denominational divisions and 'public reserves' for stillborn babies and the poor. The total number of recorded burials is about 10,000.

 
Carnival of the Lake, Hokowhitu Lagoon

Carnival of the Lake, Hokowhitu Lagoon

A midsummer festival named “Carnival of the Lake” was held on the Hokowhitu Lagoon at Centennial Drive, Palmerston North, January 17 – 20 1964. A variety of activities ensured the public were well entertained during the four day festival. The Manawatu Kayak Club gave special demonstrations on the Lake and Gondola rides were popular. Carnival of the Lake was organised by the Public Relations Office and started in 1958.

 
Gardens at 'Atawhai', Fitzherbert

Gardens at 'Atawhai', Fitzherbert

'Atawhai', meaning 'warm welcome', was built for Edwin Keiller, a widower, as a healthy place to raise his children. It was designed by C.T. Natusch, the architect, and built by Arthur Bennett at the top of the bluff across the bridge from Palmerston North. At the time building materials had to be hauled up the bluff by a double pulley, although a steep access road was built at a later date. The house had 17 rooms, plus sculleries and pantries, and included a veranda facing the sun. In 1963 the Presbyterian Educational Trust bought the house and it is administered in conjunction with Massey University as a hostel for students. It is now known as Fergusson Hall.

 
Gardens at 'Atawhai', Fitzherbert

Gardens at 'Atawhai', Fitzherbert

'Atawhai', meaning 'warm welcome', was built for Edwin Keiller, a widower, as a healthy place to raise his children. It was designed by C.T. Natusch, the architect, and built by Arthur Bennett at the top of the bluff across the bridge from Palmerston North. At the time building materials had to be hauled up the bluff by a double pulley, although a steep access road was built at a later date. The house had 17 rooms, plus sculleries and pantries, and included a veranda facing the sun. In 1963 the Presbyterian Educational Trust bought the house and it is administered in conjunction with Massey University as a hostel for students. It is now known as Fergusson Hall.

 
C.M. Ross Co. Ltd window display for Palmerston North 75th Jubilee

C.M. Ross Co. Ltd window display for Palmerston North 75th Jubilee

This window at the C.M. Ross Co. Ltd was specially prepared for the jubilee celebrations of 1952. Roscos, along with many other firms around town, decorated their windows with relics of the trade in earlier years. The Manawatu Evening Standard reported that this window was the most popular in town and was 'practically a museum of antiques'. C M Ross Co Ltd was one of the foremost department stores in Palmerston North, until it was sold to Milne and Choyce in 1959.

 
Emanuel Congregational Church, Broadway

Emanuel Congregational Church, Broadway

A Congregational Church was built in Broad Street (now Broadway Avenue) c1900, close to the intersection of Princess Street. This building was demolished in the 1970s and the Congregational Church is now situated on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Victoria Street.

 
Arthur Edward Russell

Arthur Edward Russell

Arthur Edward Russell (d.1924)was a farmer at Te Matai near Ashhurst, outside of Palmerston North,1884-1900. where he lived with . In 1901 he, his wife Ethel (d.1949) and four children, moved to Riverbank Road, Fitzherbert West, where a large house known as ‘Whare Rata’ was constructed. Today ‘Wharerata' is owned by Massey University and used as a function centre.

 
Mr Edmund Goodbehere

Mr Edmund Goodbehere

Solicitor and Mayor of Feilding. Mentioned as a partner of Alfred Richmond in his Feilding law firm. See Snelson Scrapbook p297 (held in the Ian Matheson City Archives).

 
Panorama of A&P Showgrounds

Panorama of A&P Showgrounds

The Palmerston North Show Grounds are on a block of land in central Palmerston North, bounded on two sides by Cuba Street and Pascal Street. The first Agricultural and Pastoral Show in Palmerston North was held in 1886, at the showgrounds.

 
Captain Albert Tingey

Captain Albert Tingey

Albert Tingey (1863-1925) was the local manager of Messrs R & E Tingey, Painters and Decorators, Palmerston North. He served as a Borough councillor for Palmerston North 1893-1896, and was also Captain in the Fire Brigade for 25 years 1883–1908, including as Superintendent from 1887-1908. A volunteer Fire Brigade was formed in palmerston North 30 December 1877, becoming official in 1887. (Enlarged from a small portrait F 7).

 
Houses on Pioneer Highway

Houses on Pioneer Highway

Pioneer Highway was originally Foxton Line. The name was changed in 1955 as a memorial to the city's pioneers of many nationalities who arrived by this route, which was the only means of access at the time except by canoe up the river. 664 and 666 Pioneer Highway are the first two houses from the left. This photograph is part of a series shot from a moving train. See also 2014N_St47_008750, 2014N_St47_008751 and 2014N_Rm27_007848.

 
Monrad family and home, Karere

Monrad family and home, Karere

The house was one of the first European houses in inland Manawatu, erected 1867 by European carpenters employed by Ditlev Gothard Monrad, the Lutheran Bishop and ex-Premier of Denmark who settled at Karere in 1866. The house was occupied by the Bishop and his wife 1867 - 1868 and then by one of the Bishop's sons, Viggo, 1868 - 1885. A verandah and extra ground-floor rooms were added to the house about 1880. The last owners and occupants were two of Viggo Monrad's sons, Ditlev and Oscar, who lived in the house from about 1886 until its destruction by fire in 1889. The house was situated near the bank of the Karere Lagoon on Section 35 of the Karere Block, about three miles west of the present settlement of Longburn, near Palmerston North. From left: Miss McAlister; Thekla Monrad; Olga Monrad, Viggo's wife; Oscar Monrad; Harold Monrad; Mrs Johannes Monrad and three of her children.

Creator
Date
circa 1880 to circa 1889
Place
Palmerston North
 
Inauguration of the first commercial air service from Palmerston North

Inauguration of the first commercial air service from Palmerston North

The Honourable F. Jones, Postmaster General, cuts the ribbon at the inauguration of the first commercial air service between Palmerston North and Dunedin, watched by a large crowd. The ceremony took place at Milson Aerodrome, Palmerston North. The aircraft is “Karoro” (ZK-AEG), which flew the first service, operated by Union Airways of NZ Ltd.

 
Sister Constance

Sister Constance

Sister Constance was said to be a deaconess in St Andrew's Palmerston North about 1919-1920, although there is no mention of Sister Constance in the short history contained within St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Palmerston North 1878-1960. On the back of this photograph it is written: "To dear Mrs Aitchison, with the Bestist love from the original". It is thought she is connected to the Sara and Campbell Aitchison family.

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