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John Cameron on horseback

John Cameron on horseback

John Cameron on horseback at his home in Newbury. John Alexander Cameron (1869-1948) was born in Foxton to Scots immigrants John Cameron and Elizabeth Cameron (nee Donald). The Camerons came to New Zealand from Glasgow in the early 1860s possibly under the Waikato Immigration Scheme, settling in Auckland and later moving to Foxton. Later, in Feilding, John snr. built the first licenced hotel. John snr. died in 1875 and Elizabeth in 1877 leaving a large family including John, pictured here. John went to live with an uncle in Foxton, later becoming a stockman and farmer in Newbury. ​

 
Oman, winners of the Ethkick Football Tournament in 2010

Oman, winners of the Ethkick Football Tournament in 2010

Ethkick is a 7-aside multi-ethnic football tournament held annually, with the first tournament being held in 2009.  The aim is to promote a positive image of friendship through football and to encourage social cohesion.  The tournament is held along World Cup lines with pool play, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.  Up to 40 teams take part in Ethkick.  In 2013 Ethkick won a New Zealand Diversity Award with the citation noting Ethkick’s success in bringing together the city’s diverse ethnic communities through their love of football.  Seen here is the Oman Team, winners of Ethkick in 2010.

 
Ethkick tournament team 2015

Ethkick tournament team 2015

Ethkick is a 7-aside multi-ethnic football tournament held annually, with the first tournament being held in 2009.  The aim is to promote a positive image of friendship through football and to encourage social cohesion.  The tournament is held along World Cup lines with pool play, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.  Up to 40 teams take part in Ethkick.  In 2013 Ethkick won a New Zealand Diversity Award with the citation noting Ethkick’s success in bringing together the city’s diverse ethnic communities through their love of football.  Seen here is one of the teams who competed in Ethkick in 2015.

 
Ethkick 2021

Ethkick 2021

Palmerston North’s multicultural Ethkick tournament is a celebration of the city’s ethnic diversity. This year, the 13th tournament, featured a record 54 teams, including more mixed-gender teams. The new format, including a new Fair Play Award, involved the six-a-side teams from more than 40 different nationalities playing multiple 30-minute matches during the day without knock-outs. “Every team celebrates both where they came from to be here, and a shared experience of where we are today. The overall winners were Gerrie’s Children, a multicultural group of friends who had met up informally at Wallace Park to kick a ball around. They won all their games as well as bonus points.

 
Ethkick 2021

Ethkick 2021

Palmerston North’s multicultural Ethkick tournament is a celebration of the city’s ethnic diversity. This year, the 13th tournament, featured a record 54 teams, including more mixed-gender teams. The new format, including a new Fair Play Award, involved the six-a-side teams from more than 40 different nationalities playing multiple 30-minute matches during the day without knock-outs. “Every team celebrates both where they came from to be here, and a shared experience of where we are today. The overall winners were Gerrie’s Children, a multicultural group of friends who had met up informally at Wallace Park to kick a ball around. They won all their games as well as bonus points.

 
Wedding reception room of the Royale Dutch Tearooms, 170 Broadway

Wedding reception room of the Royale Dutch Tearooms, 170 Broadway

The Royale Dutch, on The Square, Palmerston North, situated in the Waldegrave building, was run by Peter and Maria Bares from 1945-c1958. Peter Bares (Panayioti Ververis) and wife Maria were both born in Greece and emigrated separately to New Zealand in 1930 and 1939 respectively. They bought the Royale Dutch in 1945 and Peter renovated it along American lines of self service, something new to New Zealand. This area upstairs was hired out for wedding receptions. There was a small kitchen, toilet facilites and a dumb waiter to bring food up from the kitchen below. In about 1958 the business was sold to two couples, Evans and Williams, and was renamed the Royal Dutch Lounge. Further information can be found on the Bares family and businesses at IMCA A175/381-R.

 
Mervyn John Oliver - Erebus Disaster

Mervyn John Oliver - Erebus Disaster

On the 29 November 1979, Air New Zealand Antarctic sightseeing flight TE901 crashed into the slopes of Mt Erebus. 257 passenger and crew were killed including Mervyn John Oliver of Ashhurst. He was 65 years old. He was laid to rest in Ashhurst Cemetery and in 1992 was joined by his wife Eileen.

 
James Albert Nash CBE, bronze plaque

James Albert Nash CBE, bronze plaque

This Bronze plaque which show a profile of James Nash in relief, was originally in a vestibule of Ward 14 next to the elevator.  The area was called The J. A. Nash Memorial Wing.  This plaque commemorates James A Nash's time on the Palmerston North Hospital Board.  It is now in storage in Palmerston North Hospital.  

 
1956 Aerial Map
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1956 Aerial Map

Key to 1956 aerial map survey of Palmerston North. Areas are laid out in grid format and have corresponding alphabetical and numerical number attached according to flight path. Scale of map is 1:12,500. Individual aerial maps scale are 1:1,000.

 
Aerial map - 1966
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Aerial map - 1966

Key to 1966 aerial map survey of Palmerston North. Areas are laid out in grid format and have corresponding alphabetical and numerical number attached according to flight path. Scale of map is 1:12,500. Individual aerial maps scale are 1:1,000.

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Memory Lane - "A lifetime of putting focus on Manawatū"

Memory Lane - "A lifetime of putting focus on Manawatū"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. History of local photography and photography clubs. The first Manawatū Camera Club started in 1900. It was reformed several times. The present day club traces its origins back to 1947, when it was formed with the aim of promoting the enjoyment of photography for individuals and the community.

 
Memory Lane - "A boy's tale: Growing up in early Palmerston North"

Memory Lane - "A boy's tale: Growing up in early Palmerston North"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. Childhood memories of Leslie Aldridge Hanson, grandson of early settlers Emma and William Aldridge, who arrived in Palmerston North in 1874. Leslie is the author of "Old Terrace End", his memoir of living in Terrace End, Palmerston North as a child.

 
Memory Lane - "A heroine of faith out of the shadows"

Memory Lane - "A heroine of faith out of the shadows"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. The life story of Lorna Hodder (1899-1995), published by author Tim Shoebridge in the Manawatū Journal of History, 2020 issue. His article "Stepping Out of the Shadows" describes how Lorna spent her lifetime working for the rights of Methodist churchwomen and children.

 
Memory Lane - "When Carter came to town"

Memory Lane - "When Carter came to town"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. Report of American President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter's three day visit to Palmerston North in February 1984. The former President was invited by the Central Districts and Manawatu Lions clubs.

 
Memory Lane - "Young people can't dance"

Memory Lane - "Young people can't dance"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. A review of articles from the Manawatū Journal of History, Volume 15 (2019). The journal, published annually, contains articles on the history of the wider Manawatū area, written by several contributors.

 
Memory Lane - "A celebration of faith for Baptist Church"

Memory Lane - "A celebration of faith for Baptist Church"

Journalist Tina White's weekly "Memory Lane" article in the Manawatū Standard. The Central Baptist Church celebrates its quasquicentennial, 125 years since it started. The article includes highlights from its history, historical details of church people and the buildings which have stood on the site purchased in 1895.

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