The Palmerston North Borough Council operated the abattoir, in Maxwell's Line, Palmerston North, 1916-1951. Workmen and a dog pose outside the abattoir works, when Mr Spillman was the Manager. The works closed for killing in April 1969. People identified when this photograph ran in The Tribune in 1969, but there are more people in the photograph than are named. Back row: H Nankerville; Felix Lucas; C Gatchie; W Arlidge; A Taylor; W Williamson (foreman); Bert Price; Howard Humphries (engineeer); B Robin; G Bedow (head bacon curer). Front row: T McAvinue; Mr Nankerville; W Nant; Mr Burquist; H Bailey; A M Spillman (manager); Mick Baggent; Don Baggent; E Cook; Tom Lidane; C Commer; T McEwen; Jack Watts.
I te taha o te tiriti o Pioneer Highway i hangaia tētahi tāone iti me tētahi marae ko Kikiwhenua te ingoa. I hangaia ai te marae i te tau 1883. Ko tēnei whakaahua e whakaatu ana i tēnei marae? I kōrero a Ian Matheson ki te whānau o Te Awe Awe. Ki a rātou ko Hare Rakena Te Awe Awe te tangata e tū ana ki te muri whakamauī, ko Manawaroa te tangata e tū tuarua ana ki te taha whakamatau. Possibly the Marae at Awapuni, built in 1883. Albert Rickard, the photographer, was manager of the Awapuni Skimming Station.
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.
Ko Rangihaeata, he rangatira o te iwi o Nāti Toa, he irāmutu hoki o Te Rauparaha. Rangihaeta was a Chief of Ngati Toa. He was the nephew of Te Rauparaha.
Senior Maori Warden Sam Ngatoa can be seen on the far left, George Rerekura is second from right. This image was taken as part a feature that ran in the Manawatu Evening Standard on January 17 1987 about the work of Maori Wardens in Marton. According to the story that accompanied the photographs, Maori Wardens were instituted in 1937 and by 1987 there were 2300 working voluntarily throughout in New Zealand under the jurisdiction of the Maori Wardens' Association. Before receiving their badges and warrants, trainee wardens underwent an 18 month probationary period, taking training from senior wardens and the district wardens' associations.
The Maori Battalion Hall, named 'Te Rau Aroha' (emblem of gratitude), was erected in Palmerston North as a national memorial to the men of the 28th (Maori) Battalion who lost their lives in the Second World War. It was designed by John Scott, architect of Hastings, and the 14 carved panels on the facade (8 feet x 1 foot 6 inches) were carved by Kelly Kereama of Feilding. Inside 639 names of those who did not return are inscribed on 14 brass plates. All the concrete, both inside and out, was left unplastered and with the marks of the boxing to symbolise the strength of the Maori people. The three-storey building was planned as a community centre to serve all races and was opened in June 1964 by the Governor General, Sir Bernard Fergusson. Mayor Gilbert Rennie was also in attendance, as well as a number of Maori veterans.
This photograph was created by William James Young in the early 20th century. A large variety of subjects are depicted in the collection, but family, rural life and travel are the most prominent themes. The exact location of the photographs in the Young Collection is unknown, but W J Young lived on a farm in Mt Stewart, Rangitikei, and some of the photographs include his house. The Young family were apparently avid travellers and photographs later in the collection feature scenes from Rotorua, Auckland, Whanganui, as well as other unidentified locations. The portraits are all unidentified, but are presumably of members of the Young family. The photographers parents were George Henry (b 1833) and Jane McDowell (b 1842, d 1916). They came to New Zealand in 1877. The same year, they bought the home farm on Mt Stewart and called it Kilrudden after Kilrudden House, the home of the McDowell family in Ireland. The couple had four children: Ann (b 1873), Margaret (b 1876), John (b 1878) and William James (b 1880). William James married Mary Elizabeth Thompson and they had four children: Doris (b 1914, d 1989), George (b 1916, d 1991), Royden McDowell (b 1925, d 1992) and Noel William (b 1927, d 2013).
This negative comes from the Elmar Collection - a large series of semi-identified and unidentified images from the 1930s-1970s.
Tamihana Te Awe Awe and two of his daughters with Rakiwhata Te Awe Awe.
Wiremu Kingi Te Awe Awe with the flag, a taonga of the Rangitane people, presented to them by the New Zealand Government in recognition of their military service in Taranaki during the years 1866 to 1869. Emblazoned on to the flag is the Union Jack and "Tanenuiarangi", which is the full name of the ancestor from whom the people are descended. The flag has been flown in The Square of Palmerston North, on three occasions: at the unveiling of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe statue in 1907; during the civic welcome to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in 1920; during the civic welcome of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the Maori Quee,n in 1971.
I whānau ai a Te Rauparaha i te tau 1768 rānei i te tau 1769 rānei. He rangatira ia nō Ngāti Toa. I mate ia i te tau 1849.
He hui mō te whakamaumaharatanga o te taenga mai o ngā tauiwi i te tau 1871. I tū te hui i muri i te whakaritenga karakia ki YMCA Stadium. Ko Meihana Durie ko te kaumātua o te iwi Rangitāne me Ngāti Kauwhata. Ko ia hoki e whaikōrero ana. I noho ia ki Aorangi, Feilding. E ai kī a Whaea Mita ko ngā tāngata kua whakaahuatia e whai ake nei. Ko muri o te whare: ko te whānau o Gordon Cruden tāua ko Patricia Cruden, i mua o rātou: ko Sam Mihaere, ko Bill Nepia rāua ko M. Sexton. Ko te nohohanga i mua: ko Kahu Hynes, ko tētahi tamaiti tāne, ko Pīhopa M. Bennett, ko ‘Lassie’ Mihaere, ko Kahu Durie, ko Huia Whakamoe, Ko Whaea Black rāua ko te Mea Black. A meeting during the Centennial Celebrations held after a church service at the YMCA stadium. The speaker is Meihana Durie from Aorangi, Feilding, and kaumātua of Rangitāne and Ngāti Kauwhata. At the back of the room: Gordon Cruden, City Councillor, his wife Patricia and children; in front of the Cruden family: Sam Mihaere City Councillor; Bill Nepia, Teachers' College; M. Sexton, City Councillor. In the front row: Kahu Hynes; a boy; Bishop M. Bennett; ‘Lassie’ Mihaere; Kahu Durie; Huia Whakamoe; Mrs Black; Mayor Black.
Ko te Kaiwhakakairo i roto i te whakaahua ko Fred Clamp. ko te kaiarahi kaiwhakakairo ko Matahi Avauli Whakataka-Brightwell e tautokona ana e te runanga o te marae o Pahiatua. I timata te mahi i te tau 1979. I te tau 1981 i neke atu te waka ki tetahi Kura Whakakairo ki Porirua kia oti ai. I te tau 1985 i haere atu te waka o Whakataka-Brightwell raua ko te kaiwhakatere ko Francis Cowan no Tahiti, mai i Tahiti, ki Rarotonga, ki Aotearoa e orite nei ki nga haerenga o Ngatia Arawa me Tainui i nga wa i mua. Na nga whetu i haere ai te waka. The carver is Fred Clamp, tutored by Matahi Avauli Whakataka-Brightwell. The work began in 1979, then in 1981 was taken to the carving school in Porirua for completion. To access image please contact us.
Kapa Haka during re-enactment of the river landing of early settlers, for Palmerston North Centennial
He kapa haka hei pōwhiri e pā ana ki te maumaharatanga o te taenga mai mā runga waka o ngā tāngata ko Mrs George Snelson rāua ko Matilda Montgomery i te tau 1871. Ko Manawatu te awa. A kapa haka performed by children during the re-enactment of the 1871 river landing of Mrs George Snelson and her 16 year-old ward Matilda Montgomery. The women travelled to Te Papaiōea (Palmerston North) by Māori waka on the Manawatu River. The re-enactment took place at the river end of Albert Street on the morning of 13 March 1971.
He mahi toi mō ngā tīpuna e mātakitaki ana i ngā mahi whakairo o te waka Hawaiki-nui kei Pahiatua. Ancestor paintings on the Pahiatua shed’s structural posts, where the waka Hawaiki-nui was being carved.
E ai ki nga korero e tata ana ki Shannon enei wahine. Three women, two in Maori cloaks, said to be at a place near Shannon. To access image please contact us.
I noho a Putiki i te taha o te awa o Whanganui, e tata ana ki te tāone, ko Petre. Kua ngaro te mea mahi toi a Gilfillan. Ko tētahi atu whakaahua o tēnei mahi toi ki roto i te whare taonga, ko Alexander Turnbull Library, nama C-029-001. On the Whanganui River near the town of Petre. The original painting of Putiki, created in 1850 by John Alexander Gilfillan (1793-1864) has been lost.
Te Peeti Te Awe Awe (c1820-1884), a chief of the Rangitāne tribe, was involved with negotiations and the sale of Maori land for the establishment of Palmerston North. The statue was constructed in The Square in 1907. It was commissioned by his sister Ereni Te Awe Awe and designed by Harold Anderson, a local artist and photographer. Made of white carrara marble, it remains in the same place as it was originally erected.
The statue of Peeti Te Awe Awe, commissioned by his sister Ereni Te Awe Awe, was erected on the northern side of The Square in 1907. It was designed by Harold Anderson, a local artist and photographer, and made of white carrara marble. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe (c 1820-1884), a Chief of the Rangitāne Tribe, was prominent in the establishment of Palmerston North. The statue remains in the same place as it was originally erected (2008).
Visible are Hodder and Tolley (mostly obscured), John Chambers and Son Ltd Engineers and NZ Jersey Cattle Breeders Assn building, Armstrong and Springhall Ltd, the International Harvester Company of New Zealand
Rangitikei Street from Cuba Street, with Queen and King Streets on the right. Dawick's Buffet was a non licensed hotel and restaurant, and later became The Royal Tavern.
This photograph shoes the opening of the new Rongotea School building in April 1927. See 'History of Rongotea' by Pamela Benson for a detailed history of the school.
An unknown group of Salvation Army members. The Salvation Army was established in Palmerston North in 1884.
An unidentified class group. Palmerston North High School was established in 1902 and continued until 1920 when it was split into two single sex schools. Palmerston North Boys High School is located at 263 Featherston Street.
"Totara Reserve" is the popular name of the 740 acre public reserve situated on the east bank of the Pohangina River and officially known as Pohangina Valley Domain. Since 1947, this reserve has been owned by the Palmerston North City Council. The photographer is Charles E Wildbore (1862-1937), who came to New Zealand from England in 1874. He was a bee keeper, dairy farmer and a well-known amateur photographer in the Pohangina Valley during the period 1890s-1920. He married Jane Emily Dallison in 1888 and they had 13 children.
A large tar seal machine, the first of its kind to be built in New Zealand, was used in the resealing of the runway at Milson Airport, Palmerston North.
The Polish Army League was formed in Palmerston North in December 1941, to 'extend a hand of friendship' to Polish soldiers fighting for the allied forces. Assisted by a large number of organisations, the League sent parcels with notes, and items such as knitting, to Polish soldiers overseas during World War II. Members from the Executive Committee are, from left: Mrs A Stewart; Mrs L E Bale (President); Mrs T K Fraser (Treasurer); Mrs W A Jacques (organising secretary)
Te Awe Awe Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North was named for Peeti Te Awe Awe, a noted Rangitāne Maori Chief of the area.
From left: Julie, Noel, Tom, Sally, Phillip, Lesley, Robin, Thelma. Refer Fitzherbert East Aokautere School and District 1889-1989, p 87.
This photograph was taken prior to 1900 because the Standard newspaper building and the Commercial Hotel were burned down in that year. A photograph taken from the same angle and with the same buildings appears in "A Selection of Views from Palmerston North". This booklet appears to have been published in 1893 because it contains a photograph of the plans of Presbyterian Church "in the course of erection".