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From Swamp To City

From Swamp To City

Official souvenir, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Palmerston North. The illustrated book was compiled by Robert H Billens and H Leslie Verry and the Organiser was H E Taylor, under the auspices of the Diamond Jubilee of Palmerston North and District Committee, headed by the Mayor, A E Mansford. The book contains a short history of the area, as well as potted histories of some businesses, organisations and institutions, up until 1937. The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Borough of Palmerston North was celebrated in 1937.

 
Old Manawatu

Old Manawatu

Written by T Lindsay Buick, and sub titled The Wild Days of the West. A history of the Manawatū area, through to 1903 when it was first published. Much of the content is first hand accounts. Chapters entitled: The Land of the Rangitāne; The Second Conquest; The Pakeha; The Rāngitikei-Manawatū Block; The Early Days. Some illustrations contained.

 
Grand Men of the Road - Lecture Notes

Grand Men of the Road - Lecture Notes

During Local History Week 2016, Sue Forde gave this lecture on the history of the Automobile Association (AA) Manawatu Inc.

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November 2016
 
"Manawatu Museum Fieldwork Reports: No. 1"

"Manawatu Museum Fieldwork Reports: No. 1"

A report on an archaeological site survey on the coastal strip between the Manawatū River and Rangitikei River. This work done in preparation for the "Foxtangi" Sand Stabilisation Scheme to be undertaken by the Manawatū and Rangitikei-Wanganui Catchment Boards. The survey identified seventeen archaeological sites in the survey area. The report includes maps of the survey area, an inventory of samples taken, and a list of the archaeological sites.

 
Farm Location Maps of the Manawatu
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Farm Location Maps of the Manawatu

Maps that show ownership of farm land, covering the area from approximately Mangaweka to Levin in the North Island. The index lists the farms according to the owner's name. Produced by Centrepoint Theatre ​

 
Manawatu Farm Location Map
Index

Manawatu Farm Location Map

Map that shows ownership of farm land, covering the area from approximately Mangaweka to Himitangi Beach in the North Island. The index lists the farms according to the owner's name. Produced by John REad Agricultural Consultancy Ltd, Palmerston North. As compiled by Aerial Surveys Limited.

 
Farm Location Maps of the Manawatu
Map Section 1Map Section 2Map Section 3Map Section 4Map Section 5+10
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Farm Location Maps of the Manawatu

Maps that show farm ownership of land, covering the area from approximately Mangaweka to Paekaikariki in the North Island. the index lists the farms according to the owner's name. Produced by Combined Manawatu Lions Clubs and Oroua Young Farmers Clubs As compiled by Aerial Surveys Limited.

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Date
1968
Place
Manawatu and surrounding area
 
Palmerston North City Council 1998 - 2001

Palmerston North City Council 1998 - 2001

Elected Council for Palmerston North. From left Back row: Cr R W Christmas; Cr W I Cruden; Cr V J Chettleburgh; Cr L A Baty; Cr K J Speirs; Cr P J Kelly. Middle row: Cr A R Wall; Cr M L Brown; Cr M Craig; Cr C H Allan; Cr H L Tanguay. Front row: Cr D J Ireland; Cr J G Jeffries; Mayor J J White; Cr P A C Claridge; Cr R A C Stewart.

 
One Tree Swing

One Tree Swing

This swing is situated near one of the tracks around Waitoetoe Park nestled near the treeline. "It's such a beautiful spot and so peaceful for something like the simple pleasure of a gentle sway on a warm sunny day" - from the photographer.

 
House at 119 Fitzherbert Avenue

House at 119 Fitzherbert Avenue

This house was built in the 1910's. A hairdressers and a natural therapist currently use the building as a workplace. According to the QV website, the house was last sold in 1980 for $22,000 Next door, to the left, a new hotel development is taking place.

 
Memorial, Maori Battalion Hall

Memorial, Maori Battalion Hall

Memorial alcove within the Maori Battalion Hall on the corner of Cuba and Pitt Streets. Inscribed on brass plates are the names of soliders from the 28th Maori Battalion who died while serving overseas, with photographs of members surrounding the panels. Four carved wooden statues, each uniquely identifying A, B, C & D companies of the Battalion, lie in the foreground on either side of the alcove.

 
Palmerston North City Council 1989 - 1992

Palmerston North City Council 1989 - 1992

Elected councillors for Palmerston North. From left: Back row: Cr W I Cruden; Cr L A Baty; Cr R A C Stewart; Cr; D J Ireland; Cr R R Harrison. Middle row: Cr P Y M Marshall; Cr J J White; Cr M L Brown; Cr A H Whitten; Cr A Cox; Cr W M Davis. Front row: Cr V J Chettleburgh; Cr B J Forde; His Worship the Mayor P W Rieger; Cr M W Hancock; Cr J S Robson.

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Date
1989
Place
Council Chambers, The Square, Palmerston North
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St Oswald's Church

St Oswald's Church

St Oswald's church, corner of Featherston and Kingswood Streets, Palmerston North.

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Date
November 17, 2017
Place
Corner of Kingswood and Featherston Street, Palmerston North
 
Whitcoulls on Broadway closes its doors

Whitcoulls on Broadway closes its doors

Whitcoulls on Broadway, formerly Bennett's Bookshop, closes after over 125 years in business as a bookstore and over 100 years in the building. Taken on an _Huawei GR5 (KII-L22)_ mobile phone.

 
Event Central on 60+ Clubs Day

Event Central on 60+ Clubs Day

Enjoying the opportunity to find out about over 60 clubs who set up stalls and displays in the Palmerston North Central Library.

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Date
July 26, 2018
Place
George Street, Palmerston North
 
Matron of Rostrata Maternity Home

Matron of Rostrata Maternity Home

This photograph was taken for the Manawatu Evening Standard around April 5 1962. It shows the matron of Rostrata Maternity Home in Ferguson Street standing on the private hospital's verandah prior to its demolition. Her name is unknown.

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Date
May 1962
Place
Corner of Ferguson and Ruahine Street, Palmerston North
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