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Coronation Park

Coronation Park

This park is located on the corner of Tremaine Avenue and Rangitikei Line.

Creator
Date
June 14, 1963
Place
Corner of Tremaine and Rangitikei Streets, Palmerston North
 
The King Edward VII Memorial Fountain

The King Edward VII Memorial Fountain

The centre of this image is the King Edward VII Memorial Fountain, with people sit in the benches that surround it. The photograph shows it in on its second site, in the middle of the pond near the Coleman Mall corner of The Square. The fountain was originally located where the War Memorial stands now - it was moved in 1927 to allow that monument to be constructed. It remained here until it was again relocated close to the corner of The Square and Broadway in 2005.

 
Mount Stewart Memorial

Mount Stewart Memorial

The Mt Stewart Memorial was built in 1940 for the early European settlers. This memorial is on the corner of Mt Stewart Halcombe Road and State Highway 3.

Creator
Date
May 28, 1965
Place
Corner of Mt Stewart Halcombe Road and State Highway 3
 
Sheep before Shearing

Sheep before Shearing

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).

 
Cows in a Paddock

Cows in a Paddock

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).

 
Man cleaning car

Man cleaning car

This image comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Many of these negatives are labelled as having been taken in Tokomaru, but many have no information with them. They were donated to the City Archives in 1971.

 
Part of the Square, Palmerston North

Part of the Square, Palmerston North

In the foreground can be seen the Peeti Te Awe Awe statue. Peeti Te Awe Awe (c1820-1884) was a chief of the Rangitāne tribe, and was involved with negotiations and the sale of Maori Land for the opening up of the Manawatu for pakeha settlement. This marble statue was installed in The Square in 1907. The buildings in this photograph are, from left: The Club Hotel; The P.D.C. (built in 1930, current location of the Plaza shopping centre); Pegden's furniture shop; Manawatu Oroua Electricity Board HQ; Foote Brothers (drapers); The Strand Building.

 
Palmerston North Souvenir Photo Cards - "In the Square"

Palmerston North Souvenir Photo Cards - "In the Square"

This image is from a series of souvenir cards that show various locations around Palmerston North. This card shows a view of one of the cannons that once stood in The Square. They were purchased in 1909 by the Palmerston North Borough Council. Both cannons were removed and scrapped during the 1940s.

 
Mayoral picnic

Mayoral picnic

An annual picnic, known as the Mayoral picnic, was organised by the Palmerston North Borough Council. James Nash, Mayor 1908 - 1923, is seated with his wife in the second row, fourth and fifth from right. Nash has a child on his knee.

 
Palmerston North Borough Council and Heads of Department

Palmerston North Borough Council and Heads of Department

Borough Council from 1915-1917. From left. Mike O’Reilly (proprietor of Princess Hotel); L R Bryant (retired farmer); E L Broad(flaxmiller and land agent); George Kendall (retired farmer); W H Collingwood - Town Clerk; J A Nash - Mayor; M J Kennedy - Gas Manager; S Jickell - Engineer; E H Crabb (grain merchant); Herman Seifert (flaxmiller); Fred Jackson, (builder); Frank Rolfe (builder). Absent E J Armstrong, deceased 1916.

 
Interior of Garners department store, Broadway

Interior of Garners department store, Broadway

Henry Garner opened a drapery store in 1906 under the name ‘Kash’, with the first premises being in The Square and later, Cuba Street. In 1937 the store moved to a new building in Broadway, on the former Zealandia Hall site. In the 1960s the store became a subsidiary of Smith & Brown [later Smith City] and in 1988 it shifted to Linton Street. The business closed in 1990.

 
Caccia Birch Main Staircase

Caccia Birch Main Staircase

Caccia Birch, as it is known today, was designed by L G West and built for Jacob Nannestad, a sawmiller, in about 1892. After being sold to Jack Strang in 1903 the house was extensively enlarged, both by him and by the New Zealand Government during the time it was leased to them for use as Government House 1908-1910. In 1921 the house was sold to William Caccia Birch. After Caccia Birch's death it was gifted to the NZ Government, in 1941, and was variously used by the army in WWII, as a convalescent home for nurses, and by both Victoria and Massey Universities. The house has been owned by Palmerston North City Council since 1984 and has been restored and renovated as a conference and function centre. It is a Category 1 listed building with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust because of its historical and architectural and community significance. At the time of this photograph the home was in a state of disrepair.

 
Caccia Birch Front Room

Caccia Birch Front Room

Caccia Birch, as it is known today, was designed by L G West and built for Jacob Nannestad, a sawmiller, in about 1892. After being sold to Jack Strang in 1903 the house was extensively enlarged, both by him and by the New Zealand Government during the time it was leased to them for use as Government House 1908-1910. In 1921 the house was sold to William Caccia Birch. After Caccia Birch's death it was gifted to the NZ Government, in 1941, and was variously used by the army in WWII, as a convalescent home for nurses, and by both Victoria and Massey Universities. The house has been owned by Palmerston North City Council since 1984 and has been restored and renovated as a conference and function centre. It is a Category 1 listed building with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust because of its historical and architectural and community significance. At the time of this photograph the home was in a state of disrepair. The door into the hall, the wall paneling and the fireplace are all of kauri.

 
Snow in the Square

Snow in the Square

A scene of The Square as snow is falling, looking towards the Bank of Australasia on the corner of The Square and Broadway. The photographer was Albert Zeinert, a local man who lived in College Street and worked in Hansell's Delicatessen on Broadway. He was interested in photography.

 
Square - towards old station

Square - towards old station

A view of The Square from the base of the Hopwood Clock Tower. The Palmerston North City Council Administration Building is situateed where the Coles Building and the empty lot is located. The Commercial Hotel is visible on the right side of the image.

Creator
Date
February 14, 1965
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Rose Gardens in the Square

Rose Gardens in the Square

The buildings behind are the PDC (first opened 1915 as the Premier Drapery Company, now the site of the Plaza). The present building was constructed in 1930. The Harley Davidson garage is in the old Nash building - later the building housed the Manawatu-Oroua Electric Power Board)

 
65 Roy Street, Palmerston North

65 Roy Street, Palmerston North

This photograph comes from a set of images donated to the Ian Matheson City Archives during a competition in the 1950s. Many of the houses in the set are identified, but many are unknown.

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