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Te Ahuaturanga Block 1956

Te Ahuaturanga Block 1956

Untitled map showing Māori placenames of inland Manawatū. Scale: 1 inch to 1 mile. Annotated as follows: This map is based on a half-scale copy (dated 1860) of JT Stewart's 2 inches to 1 mile survey of 1859. By GL Adkin, Nov 1956.

 
Te Marae-o-Hine, The Square

Te Marae-o-Hine, The Square

These carvings, created by John Bevan Ford and Warren Warbrick were constructed in 1990 to honour the significance of the Maori name for The Square, Te Marae-o-Hine, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace. John Bevan Ford, a member of Ngati Raukawa and a well known artist of Palmerston North was commissioned to undertake the work by the Rangitāne Maori Committee and the Palmerston North City Council. The paved courtyard provided a venue for civic gatherings where Maori protocol could be used and the set of nine wooden carvings defined the boundaries of the courtyard. The two large posts shown here contain carvings which face in two directions. The outward carvings welcome visitors to the city by Rangitāne, while the inward carvings depict Te Rongorito and her mother Hineaupounamu, bring their gifts of peace to the civic gathering place which they overlook. The group of three carved posts, shown in this picture symbolise a hope for peace and prosperity. The Square has since been redesigned but the carving and their significance remain.

 
Oral Interview - Ken Tremaine

Oral Interview - Ken Tremaine

Ken Tremaine worked for Palmerston North City Council from 1976 - 1994. He was employed as the City Planner and left the organisation as city council development manager. During his 17 years with council he was involved in many of the city's major projects, several of which were his brainchild. Interview of Ken Tremaine about his career at PNCC, conducted by Ian Matheson on 30 December 1993. Interview length: 8 hour, 20 minutes.

 
Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889
Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889, 2Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889, 3Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889, 4Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889, 5Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889, 6+277
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Palmerston North Rate Book, 1886-1889

Rate book for ratepayers of PNBC, for the years 1886 - 1887, 1887 - 1888 and 1888 - 1889. Handwritten. Information includes occupier, address, owner (if different), description of the property and rating values. Volume 3 that precedes this volume repeats information held in Volume 4 (so is not digitised).

 
Street Renumbering Guide: Page 1
Street Renumbering Guide: Page 2Street Renumbering Guide: Page 3Street Renumbering Guide: Page 4Street Renumbering Guide: Page 5Street Renumbering Guide: Page 6+293
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Rates Register of Street Numbers - Old and New

A rates register detailing the renumbering of street numbers in 1936. Register shows the street name, old number, owner of property and new number. The renumbering runs along the entirety of one side of the street, then the other, on a east-west and north-south axis. Also includes notes on specific properties and streets which have been attached to pages after the creation of the register.

Creator
Date
1936
 
Palmerston North Rate Book 1895 - 1896 (M - Z)
PNCC rate book 1895 - 1896PNCC rate book 1895 - 1896PNCC rate book 1895 - 1896PNCC rate book 1895 - 1896PNCC rate book 1895 - 1896+46
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Palmerston North Rate Book 1895 - 1896 (M - Z)

Palmerston North Borough Council rate book, listing rate payers whose names begin M to Z, for the year 1 April 1895 - 31 March 1896. Gives names, legal description of property and rates paid. This volume begins with surnames starting with the letter 'M' for 1895 - 1896 rating year. The first part of this year can be found in the preceding rate book at 2017Vo\_PNCC-2-23-2-V6\_023291.

 
Paul Rieger, Mayor of Palmerston North

Paul Rieger, Mayor of Palmerston North

Paul Rieger was Mayor of Palmerston North 1985 - 1998. Prior to this he was a Palmerton North City Councillor 1971 - 1985. In the 1992 New Year Honours, Rieger was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order.

 
Regent Theatre - blueprints
Regent Theatre - Balcony Floor PlanRegent Theatre - Preliminary Balcony PlanRegent Theatre - Side Elevation to CourtRegent Theatre - Elevation 30-0 and 63-6Regent Theatre - Detail of Balk Blocks and Floor RecessesRegent Theatre - Orchestra Floor Plan

Regent Theatre - blueprints

The Regent Theatre was built by the Australasian cinema and theatre chain J.C. Williamson Limited. Williamson's began its New Zealand operation in 1926. The theatre, one of several Regents built throughout New Zealand and Australia at this time, was a dual-purpose cinema and theatre. The Melbourne architect Charles Hollinshed was hired to design the building which was completed in 1930, becoming the largest and most lavish auditorium in the city. It retained its twin functions for much of its life, before falling into relative disuse and eventually closing in 1991. The Palmerston North City Council purchased the building 1993 and began restoration work in 1996. The Regent Theatre is a now rare survivor of the heyday of the theatre/cinema. As the only such venue in Palmerston North to survive to this day, the Regent is of great social importance to the city. The exterior design, and to a much greater degree, interior design are remarkably authentic and rare examples of theatre design in New Zealand, and as such, the Regent is a landmark building in type and style. The exterior is built in the Art Deco style, while the interior is Persian painted plaster ornament. The external symmetry, vertical fins, shallow stylised relief, stepped skyline, and chevron ornament are typical of the Art Deco style. The main entrance, with walls of coloured plaster and travertine, leads into a large barrel-vaulted, double height space, off which there are the entrances to the main performance space. The interior decoration of the theatre is taken directly from Owen Jones' book on design, “Grammar of Ornament.” The auditorium seats 1393 people in a two-tier circle and stalls arrangement (originally it accommodated 1600 guests). Architect, Charles Hollinshed graduated from Sydney University in 1922, one of the first three graduates in architecture in Australia. With A.H. Walkely, Hollinshed practised in Melbourne and the firm specialised in theatre and cinema design. One of their best-known designs was Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne (1934). Hollinshed also design Hoyts Limited (with Richard Gailey) the celebrated "Spanish Gothic" Regent Theatre, Brisbane (1929), now demolished.

 
Plan of conversion of Palmerston North Post Office
Page 1: Plan of conversion of Palmerston North Post OfficePage 2: Plan of conversion of Palmerston North Post Office

Plan of conversion of Palmerston North Post Office

This building was the first purpose built Post Office in Palmerston North, sited on the corner of The Square and Main Street in 1889. In 1906 when the new Chief Post Office was built the building was first moved back on the site to make way for the new Post Office, and then later was turned to face Main Street. It was used by various Government departments for offices until, in 1988 it was deemed redundant and was offered to the Palmerston North City Council. In 1989 the City Council resited the building to the Esplanade Gardens and it became a cafe. Size of original 710 X 535mm.

 
Hoffman brick kiln, Featherston Street

Hoffman brick kiln, Featherston Street

This Hoffman oblong continuous kiln in Palmerston North has not been used since 1959. It is one of the few left in New Zealand and thought to be the only one still in the North Island. It is listed in category 1 under the Historic Places Act 1993. Brick and Pipes Limited, formed 1919, took over this Hoffman kiln from Mr R D Edwards, and in 1929 amalgamated with two other brickmakers, Mr W Mouldey and Trevor Bros. In 1983, Brick and Pipes Ltd ceased trading.

 
Caccia Birch Pre-Restoration Photograph

Caccia Birch Pre-Restoration Photograph

Black and White photographs of Caccia Birch taken pre-restoriation circa 1980. The purpose of the photographs was to show the state of the house and grounds before submissions were made to council and the Ministry of Works. First built in 1892 by Jacob Nannerstad, a local sawmiller, the house was one of the preeminent buildings of early Palmerston North. Extensive renovations were undertaken in 1905 by the new owner, John Strang, with the addition of two conservatories, a coach house and attached cottage. From 1908 to 1910 the house was home to Lord Plunket, with the house being sold to William Caccia-Birch in 1921.0 Although Wiliam died in 1936, his widow maintained the house until 1939, whereupon the house was donated to New Zealand Government as part of the war effort. After the war, the house was variously owned by the Department of Health, Victoria University, Massey College & Palmerston North Teachers College, before finally being passed to the Palmerston North City Council.

 
Construction of the new Palmerston North City Library

Construction of the new Palmerston North City Library

The new City Library was originally built as the C M Ross department store in The Square, in 1928, and was also owned and operated by Milne and Choyce, DIC and Arthur Barnett. It was bought by the City Council and renovated as the Public Library, opening 1996.

 
Palmerston North Houses 1880 - Present Day 1
Palmerston North Houses 1880 - Present Day 2Palmerston North Houses 1880 - Present Day 3Palmerston North Houses 1880 - Present Day 4Palmerston North Houses 1880 - Present Day 5Palmerston North Houses 1880 - Present Day 6+21
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Palmerston North Houses 1880 - Present Day

Styles included in this booklet, published by the Planning Department of the Palmerston North City Council City in 1986, are: Cottages (1880-1890), Square Villas (1890-1905), Bay Villas (1900-1910), Late Villas/Early Bungalows (1910-1920), Bungalows (1920-1935), Grand Houses (1918-1938), Flat Roof Styles (1937-1943) and the variety of styles that were popular in the 1940s-1984.

Creator
Date
1986
 
Palmerston North CBD heritage Audit

Palmerston North CBD heritage Audit

This document was created to prepare an audit of buildings of architectural/historical significance within the Palmerston North Central Business District in 1993. It gives a brief overview of the history of Palmerston North with an analysis of the growth of development of the city with respect to the stock of built heritage. It is accompanied by a second section that lists all the buildings in the study area considered to be worthy of listing in the district plan, which can be found at 2016Pa_PNCC78-32-11_013395.

 
Palmerston North CBD Heritage Inventory

Palmerston North CBD Heritage Inventory

This is a companion volume to the Palmerston North Heritage Audit (found at 2016Pa_PNCC78-32-11_013394). The study identified buildings of architectural/historical significance within the Palmerston North Central Business District in 1993. the aim was to identify building or groupings of buildings considered to have cultural heritage value. Buildings recommended for listing contain a full inventory record.

 
Page 1: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston North
Page 2: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston NorthPage 3: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston NorthPage 4: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston NorthPage 5: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston NorthPage 6: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston NorthPage 7: List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston North

List of 'Early Pioneers' of Palmerston North

Two typewritten lists, with hand written annotations, containing the names and adddresses of sons and daughters of 'early pioneers' whose names appear in the Borough Council's rate books of 1879, 1886 and 1896. The lists appear to have been compiled for the 1937 Palmerston North jubilee (50 years) and then updated with handwritten annnotations for the 1952 jubilee (75 years).

 
Page 1: 'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'
Page 2: 'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'Page 3: 'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'Page 4: 'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'Page 5: 'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'Page 6: 'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'+4
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'The City Corporation: What it is and what it does'

A typed manuscript describing the Palmerston North City Corporation (now the Palmerston North City Council), its functions, organisational structure, departmental responsibilities and associated facilities. Includes names of the council and department heads.

 
Notes on history of Library 1876 - 1929

Notes on history of Library 1876 - 1929

Notes on the early history of Palmerston North Public Library, firstly as a Reading Room through to the construction of a new library on the corner of Fitzherbert Avenue and The Square in 1929. Ian Matheson, the author, was employed by the Palmerston North City Council, originally as a Records Officer, and later as archivist.

 
Page 1: Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war dead
Page 2: Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war deadPage 3: Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war deadPage 4: Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war deadPage 5: Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war deadPage 6: Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war dead+6
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Palmerston North War Memorial - list of names of war dead

A complete list of all the people named on the Palmerston North War Memorial Cenotaph in The Square, in two parts. The first part is the original WWI names from the 1926 Memorial opening, transcribed in 1990. The second part is a list of names found by the War Research Group set up in 2005 to find all additional known war dead for Palmerston North to that date. The War Research Group consisted of representatives from the Palmerston North City Council, Palmerston North RSA, Palmerston North Officers Club and the Manawatu Standard. Trevor Richards was the researcher

 
Caccia Birch Pre-Restoration Photograph

Caccia Birch Pre-Restoration Photograph

Black and White photographs of Caccia Birch taken pre-restoriation circa 1980. The purpose of the photographs was to show the state of the house and grounds before submissions were made to council and the Ministry of Works. First built in 1892 by Jacob Nannerstad, a local sawmiller, the house was one of the preeminent buildings of early Palmerston North. Extensive renovations were undertaken in 1905 by the new owner, John Strang, with the addition of two conservatories, a coach house and attached cottage. From 1908 to 1910 the house was home to Lord Plunket, with the house being sold to William Caccia-Birch in 1921.0 Although Wiliam died in 1936, his widow maintained the house until 1939, whereupon the house was donated to New Zealand Government as part of the war effort. After the war, the house was variously owned by the Department of Health, Victoria University, Massey College & Palmerston North Teachers College, before finally being passed to the Palmerston North City Council.

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