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Panorama of The Square - 1913

Panorama of The Square - 1913

The panorama was taken in four sections, probably from the Grand Hotel. The first section looks towards Coleman Place around to Rangitikei Street. The second section shows the central quadrant of The Square with the band rotunda and the railway line running through it. The third section, looking from the Grand Hotel corner, through The Square and down Church Street, shows the Fitzherbert Avenue corner. The fourth section overlooks rooftops towards Fitzherbert Avenue and beyond.

 
Women's Hockey Tournament

Women's Hockey Tournament

The Dannevirke women's representative hockey team lined up with other competitors at a tournament, which was probably held in Invercargill. The Dannevirke players are the third team in from left, wearing dark top and skirt. Freda Mary Stewart is seated in the 2nd row, 5th from left and 2nd Dannevirke person. Freda (b. 1908) played representive hockey in Dannevirke prior to her marriage to Thomas Alder Hayes in 1938, and then lived in Palmerston North.

 
Dr Arthur Martin, MD, FRCS

Dr Arthur Martin, MD, FRCS

Portrait of Dr Arthur Anderson Martin (1876-1916) in military uniform. Dr Martin served in the South African Field Force 1901, British Expeditionary Force and as a surgeon in World War One, when he died of wounds at the Somme, 17 September 1916. He was a Senior Surgeon at Palmerston North Hospital and the author of 'Surgeon in Khaki'.

 
Aerial view of Awapuni area

Aerial view of Awapuni area

Third photograph, in a series of aerial shots, showing what was to become the Awapuni suburb of Palmerston North. College Street runs left to right in the foreground of photograph, with Pitama Road running off it, down to the Manawatu River. To the left can be seen part of the Palmerston North Golf Club. In 1964 the Palmerston North City Council acquired the Golf Club for residential development and the Club relocated to the end of Brightwater Terrace. See also 2008P_OSP_STR_2048 / 2028/ 2049/ 2051/ 2052/ 2053

 
Views of The Square

Views of The Square

Two photographs of The Square in Palmerston North. The top one looks across the railway lines and one quadrant of The Square with the cannon in it. Beyond can be seen Coleman Place, with the Union Bank of Australia on the corner, the Fire Station and bell tower, the Clarendon Hotel on the corner of Rangitikei Street and The Square. Across the corner of Rangitikei Street is the Royal Hotel and shops that run into Broadway. The bottom photograph looks across the same quadrant of The Square from Rangitikei Street corner towards Main Street east. It shows the Bank of Australasia, Bennett’s book shop, situated here 1891 to 1918, and the Chief Post Office.

 
C M Ross Co. Ltd, corner of The Square & Coleman Mall

C M Ross Co. Ltd, corner of The Square & Coleman Mall

The buildings from left to right are: the three C M Ross (Rosco) buildings built ca 1890, 1883 and 1915. All three were demolished in 1927 for the new four storey Rosco Building. The Union Bank of Australia on the corner was built in 1911 and is listed in category 4 of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust register. Further along on the corner of George Street and Coleman Mall can be seen another C M Ross building of 1915. On George Street facing down Coleman Place to The Square is the Palace Theatre, built 1915 on the site occupied by the Manawatu Stables.

 
Aerial view of Awapuni area

Aerial view of Awapuni area

Fifth photograph, in a series of aerial shots, showing what was to become the Awapuni suburb. Botannical Road runs through the centre of the photograph to the Palmerston North Golf Club Golf . The Manawatu River can be seen in the foreground. In 1964 the Palmerston North City Council acquired the Golf Club for residential development and the Club relocated to the end of Brightwater Terrace. See also 2008P_OSP_STR_2049 / 2050/ 2051/ 2028/ 2053

 
'Old Identies', Palmerston North Diamond Jubilee

'Old Identies', Palmerston North Diamond Jubilee

Celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Palmerston North being given the status of Borough were held 20-27 November 1937. On 26 November the ‘Old Identities’ were part of a procession from the Opera House to the Showgrounds where a service was held and a luncheon provided in the Produce Hall. They were then taken back to The Square in cars. The old identities are seated in the grandstand of the Palmerston North A & P Showgrounds.

 
Cherry trees in blossom, Victoria Esplanade

Cherry trees in blossom, Victoria Esplanade

Development began on the Victoria Esplanade, named to mark Queen Victoria's 60th jubilee, in 1897. Cherry blossom trees were first planted in the 1920s, and became a feature of the gardens. Hundreds of people came to view them each year when in blossom, and special trains ran from Wellington to bring sightseers.

 
Barraud & Abraham Ltd. Staff1
Barraud & Abraham Ltd. Staff2

Barraud & Abraham Ltd. Staff

This print shows the staff of Barraud & Abraham Ltd., an agricultural sales firm that was located on Rangitikei Street. The back identifies the subjects as (from left): Harry Hollier, Ron Horre, John Hartgill, Jack McShimming, Phil Lousion, Lester Major, Ern Newcombe, Claude Lone, Jack Pollitt, Geo Darke, Peter Sheriden, Chas Ciochetto, K.A. Henderson (Mang), Dick Harkness, Basil Smith, Jack Robertson, Kevin Kelly, Geo Wells, Bob Frost, Rita Liddel (+), R.A. Abraham, Mary Stonehouse, Val Peteson, Jock Davidson (+), Ces Perrin, Joe Donavon, Alan Beattie, Kevin Singelton, Bill Aldersley (+), Brian Clifford (+), Jack Clifford (+), Pat Spelman, Dave Buick (+), Ron Trass, Gordon Esau, Ken Davidson (+)." It also notes that the people marked (+) are A.S.P. Staff, perhaps indicating either a discrete team in B&A or another firm that operated in the same building.

 
Panorama of The Square - 1910

Panorama of The Square - 1910

A panoramic view in sepia of The Square, taken on a rainy day in five sections from Main Street west. The first section looks across The Square to the Rangitikei Stret corner, flanked by the Clarendon Hotle on the left and the Royal Hotel on the right. The second section looks across The Square to the Broadway corner. The third section looks through to the Chief Post Office. The fourth section looks across the railway line and the band rotunda to the Church Street corner. The fifth section looks towards the Fitzherbert Avenue Corner, flanked by the Occidental Hotel on the right and the Bank of New Zealand on the right.

 
Henry Deards

Henry Deards

Henry Deards (c1863-1933) married Miss Elizabeth Davis. They lived in North Street, and had two daughters. Henry worked as a barman, in latter years at Devines Empire Hotel, and later as caretaker of the Empire Hall (next door to the Hotel).

 
Panorama of Awapuni Racecourse

Panorama of Awapuni Racecourse

The Awapuni Racecourse was the second racecourse in Palmerston North. It was built on a raised area near a group of lagoons. The Racing Club bought 40 hectares and held their opening meeting on Boxing Day 1903, attended by a crowd of 10,000. It was used as a training ground for the main body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and later the New Zealand Army Medical Corps headquarters in World War One and used again as a military camp in World War Two.

 
Manawatu Vineries glass houses, College Street

Manawatu Vineries glass houses, College Street

John Nairn established his market garden business at the end of College Street, as it was then, in 1893. In all seven glass houses and other buildings were built over the years. The family business largely grew tomatoes, cucumbers and grapes. The business can be seen just prior to demolition in 1958, to make way for residential growth in the Awapuni area. The Nairn home can be seen in the background.

 
Lesley Dolby

Lesley Dolby

Lesley Dolby as Herda in a play called "Duet for two hands", by Manawatu Repertory Society Inc. The NZ premier was held at the Opera House by Mary Hayley Bell (John Mill's Wife). Played from 18/09/1948 to 22/09/1948. Producer: Mavis Mortland. Cast: Abigail (Dorothy Smith), Herda (Lesley Dolby), Fletty (Lorraine Wimsett), Stephen (Ian Watkins), Edwards (Graham Drives)

 
Aerial view of Awapuni area

Aerial view of Awapuni area

Fourth photograph, in a series of aerial shots, showing what was to become the Awapuni suburb. Botannical Road runs down the right of the photograph, and the end of the Palmerston North Golf Club can be seen. In 1964 the Palmerston North City Council acquired the Golf Club for residential development and the Club relocated to the end of Brightwater Terrace. See also 2008P_OSP_STR_2049 / 2050/ 2028/ 2052/ 2053.

 
'Kaingahou', Foxton Line

'Kaingahou', Foxton Line

Kaingahou was built for Ditlev Monrad c1905. At the time of this photograph it was the residence of the Kendall family. Written on the rear of the photograph, 'Property of R A Swan. Grandpa, Grandma, and Margaret on foot path'. Margaret, born 1921, (later Mrs Kernohan) is in the arms of her grandfather, George Kendall. The house still stands at what is now 642 Pioneer Highway.

 
Manawatu Vineries glass houses, College Street

Manawatu Vineries glass houses, College Street

John Nairn established his market garden business at the end of College Street, as it was then, in 1893. In all, seven glass houses and other buildings were built over the years. The family business largely grew tomatoes, cucumbers and grapes. These three glass houses measured respectively 100ft by 28ft, 78ft by 28ft and 153ft by 26ft, and were claimed to be the most substantially built structures for commercial growing throughout Australasia. High pressure artesian water tanks imported from England are shown at the rear of the buildings. The business was demolished in 1958, to make way for residential growth in the Awapuni area.

 
D. W. Low

D. W. Low

Mr D W Low was Headmaster of College Street School from 1904 - 1924. During his teaching career he was prominent in the NZEI, was a City Councillor 1925-1931, a member of the Wanganui Education Board 1926-1928 and A & P Association and a Justice of the Peace. He was also a member of the bowling and golf clubs and an active member of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

 
Panorama of The Square from the top of the Grand Hotel - 1923

Panorama of The Square from the top of the Grand Hotel - 1923

Panorama shows The Square when it was divided by roads, into 4 quadrants and a central strip. The foreground part of The Square shows the butterfly lakelet, with the central strip of The Square beyond, which the railway ran through. The road running up the left side of this image leads to Coleman Mall before turning right towards Rangitikei Street (the Bank of New Zealand is visible on the corner) and Broad Street (now Broadway Avenue). The road running from centre bottom of image up is Church Street.

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