A brief history of early Tiritea written to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Tiritea School.
The Belk family of 16 persons and three generations was among the first group to settle in Feilding. Emma and James were living in Taonui Street, Palmerston North by the mid-1880s, and after her husband died in 1889, Emma appears as a 'grocer' in street _Wises Street Directory,_ as she was helping out in a small grocery run by her son Matthew. Emma died in 1901.
Emma Belk was one of the working class signatories to the 1893 women's suffrage petition. Aged 73 at the time, she was living in Main Street Palmerston North. She and her husband James Duncan Belk were among the first group of settlers in Feilding. They were the senior members of a 3 generation family of 16 who migrated and arrived in Feilding in 1874. The photo was possibly taken in the 1890s, when Emma was widowed and assisting in her son Matthew's small grocery shop. Her grim countenance is understandable - she had given birth to 14 children, lost at least five of them, and had had a hard life in New Zealand.
Palmerston North A+P Showgrounds circa 1930
A resource created by Palmerston North Branch NZ Society of Genealogists ++**What is the Palmerston North Settlers Collection?**++ It consists of files of documents, photographs and stories contributed by families about their relatives who lived in or near Palmerston North. It was accumulated over a 30 year period, and collated by Noeline Penny for the Palmerston North Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists. The collection also aims to list all published information about these families, including booklets, newspaper articles etc. ++**What is the scope of this collection?**++ Initially it was intended to include families living in Palmerston North and its immediate farming environs, in the period 1875-1900. However, contributions have been received for some families further afield in the Manawatū, and some for more recent times.
Girls Hockey team includes Winifred Mardon (1905-1989) (front row, second from right: holding stick). Winifred attended PNGHS but this photo doesn't appear to match other PNGHS sports photos of her era. Possibly Methodist Church (Cuba St) hockey team? Likely to have been photographed at The Crown Studios. No names included on the obverse/reverse sides of the card mounted image. Winifred's brother, W Mardon is in another hockey photo: 2017P\_IMCA-DigitalMaster\_019936
Eva Williams (Wildbore) with her children (L-R), Mervyn, Patricia, and Noel.
This album comes from Annie Mabel Watson nee Lumley, born in 1900, died in 1999. Her parents Charles and Sarah Jane Lumley ran a general store in Ashhurst. When Charles died in 1912 the family moved to Palmerston North. Jane ran a small boarding house, circa 1914 onwards in Ferguson Street, where Pak ‘n’ Save is now. These autographs largely come from World War I when Mabel was in her late teens. Many are from soldiers at the adjacent Awapuni Camp [Awapuni racecourse, Palmerston North],** **home to one of New Zealand’s largest training camps in World War 1 and an important location for the training of the New Zealand Medical Corps. staff. Some hand drawn and painted illustrations included.
A class photo from Terrace End School, Standard III, 1917. One of these boys is Walter Reginald Hallett and another is likely to be his life-long friend Ray Lawson.
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.
Rear view of the 8-roomed family home, ‘corner of Boundary Road and Kairanga Road’ (present-day Tremaine Avenue and Botanical Road), on the 71-acre farm then occupying the north-western corner of Palmerston North. William Chapman and his family, previously of Hope Farm, in the hills above Petone, moved here in April 1901, setting up a combined sheep and dairy farming business. They later moved to No 77, Kairanga Road; by 1918 the house shown here had disappeared. Identifiable in the picture are: William Chapman (1861-1941 – on the right), his wife Jane (1854-1944 – wearing apron), mother Jessie (in chair – 1822-1903), younger son Will (leftmost of the two boys – 1895-1918) and second daughter Aggie (standing left on the veranda – 1890-1967).
21st birthday key presented to Phyllis Thompson at a party at the Majestic Hotel on 20 December 1945. Signed by party go'ers with pencil.
A badge from the 9th (Wellington East Coast) Squadron converted into a pin with added gold horseshoe as backing. The motto, "Fortes fortuna juvat" (Fortune assists the brave) graces the banner on the obverse, with "OLIVE" inscribed into the reverse. Badge and pin are circa 1918.
Men’s huts (R) and the cookhouse (L) at the Mangahao Hydro Electric Power Scheme. _ _
Portrait of Jane and Norman Wildbore.
Beautiful short walk through native bush.
This little cottage was just east of Summerhill and has since disappeared under a subdivision.
Palmerston North Boys High School soaring high versus Gisborne BHS. 2012
Elected Council for Palmerston North. From left Back row: Pat Kelly (Awapuni Ward); David Ireland (Takaro Ward); Bruce Wilson (Ashhurst-Fitzherbert Ward); Deputy Mayor John Hornblow (Papaioea Ward); Vaughn Dennison (Takaro Ward). Middle row: Jan Barnett (Papaioea Ward) Ross Linklater ( Papaioea Ward); Gordon Cruden (Hokowhitu Ward); Peter Wheeler (Awapuni Ward); Annette Nixon (Awapuni Ward). Front row: Lew Findlay (Papaioea Ward); Mayor Jono Naylor; Anne Podd (Ashhurst-Fitzherbert Ward); JIm Jeffries (Hokowhitu Ward). Absent: Michael Feyen (Takaro Ward); Chris Teo-Sherrell (Hokowhitu Ward).
Elected Council for Palmerston North. From left Back row: Phil Etheridge; Jiff Jeffries; Vaughan Dennison; Jono Naylor; Adrian Broad. Middle row: Lynne Pope; Alison Wall; Gordon Cruden; Marilyn Craig; Pat Kelly; Anne Podd. Front row: Ian Cruden; John Hornblow; Mayor Heather Tanguay; Peter Claridge; Lew Findlay.
Elected Councillors for Palmerston North. From left Back row: Cr J P McCarty; Cr P J Kelly; Cr R A C Stewart; Cr L A Baty; Cr W I Cruden. Middle row: Cr H L Tanguay, Cr A R Wall; Cr C H Allan; Cr W M Davis; Cr M L Brown. Front row: Cr J S Robson; Cr D J Ireland; His Worship the Mayor Paul Rieger; Cr B J Forde; Cr V J Chettleburgh. Not present: Cr R R Harrison
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.
Elected Council for Palmerston North. From left Back row: Cr L W Findlay; Cr A M Podd; Cr V R Dennison; Cr J M Naylor; Cr J C Hornblow. Middle row: Cr J G Jeffries; Cr P J Kelly; Cr M L Brown; Cr D J Ireland; Cr M Craig; Cr L E Pope. Front row: Cr H L Tanguay; Cr G N Cruden; Mayor M R Bell-Booth; Cr A R Wall; Cr P A C Claridge. Not present Cr K J Speirs.
Elected Councillors for Palmerston North From left Back row: Cr P Kelly (from March 1994); Cr w I Cruden; Cr V J Chettleburgh; Cr R A C Stewart; Cr R R Harrison; Cr L A Baty. Middle row: Cr A H Whitten; Cr A R Wall; Cr V Fitzmaurice; Cr P Y M Marshall; Cr M L Brown. Front row: Cr W M Davis; Cr B J Forde; His Worship the Mayor P W Rieger; Cr J S Robson; Cr C H Allan. Not present: Cr A R Hewitt (1992 - October 1993)
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.
Two Palmerston North City Council staff painting traffic calming triangles onto Main Street. Staff volunteered their time for the initiative.
Aerial view of Ashhurst township
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.
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.
Mayor Grant Smith officially declares the new depot open at Esplanade Scenic Railway.