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The Opening of the New Public Library

This building was constructed as the 5th Public Library to operate in Palmerston North. The three-storey library building was opened on 4 November 1965 and served as the city's library until 1996.

Creator
Date
November 4, 1965
Place
Corner of Main Street and The Square
 
Cherry Blossom Sunday Schedule 1
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Cherry Blossom Sunday Schedule

This programme gives details for Cherry Blossom Sunday in October 1957. Two trains brought Wellingtonians to Palmerston North for a day of dancing and music in the Victoria Esplanade Gardens.

 
Manawatu Theatre Society poster

Manawatu Theatre Society poster

"The Silver Blunderbuss. Manawatu Society. Globe Theatre. 18 Aug - Sept 1." Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

 
Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019

Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019

A programme from the 52nd Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019. Performers included Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Waters, Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Steve Evans, Ron E Beck, Ben Wilcock, The All Girl Big Band, The Rodger Fox Big Band, Kevin Downing's 101 Lab Band, Swamp City Big Band, and the Manawatū Jazz Club Big Band. The booklet unfolds to become a poster.

 
Map of Palmerston North Borough - 1923

Map of Palmerston North Borough - 1923

Map of Palmerston North Borough by H R Farquhar showing streets, landmarks and property sections.

Creator
Date
1923
Place
Palmerston North
 
A Brief History of the Opiki Flax Industry (1902-1919)

A Brief History of the Opiki Flax Industry (1902-1919)

A Brief History of the Opiki Flax Industry (1902-1919), compiled by Ian Matheson on the occasion of the closing of the Opiki Toll Bridge, 22 November 1969. The document includes information pertaining to the Makerua Swamp, the flax fibre market, the "Rangitane", "River", and "Tane" flax mills, the winch-drive wire rope crossing the Manawatū River, the impact of World War One on the industry, and the end of the industry in Opiki.

 
Manawatu Centennial Prize for Contemporary Art 1970

Manawatu Centennial Prize for Contemporary Art 1970

The Manawatu Prize for Contemporary Art was organized annually by the Palmerston North Art Gallery (later known as the Manawatu Art Gallery). This booklet lists the organisations and individuals who provided sponsorship for the prize, along with the 24 works exhibited and a price list. The judge was Hamish Keith, who awarded the prize to Patrick Hanly for his work, _In The Past_.

 
Manawatu Theatre Society

Manawatu Theatre Society

"Manawatu Theatre Society presents the classic mystery The Ghost Train directed by Marjorie Webster. Little Theatre. February 2 - 9. book at Collinson & Cunninghame." Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

 
Terrace End Cemetery Walk - Heritage Trails

Terrace End Cemetery Walk - Heritage Trails

This walking tour guides visitors through Terrace End Cemetery providing details of the cemetery and those whose remains are buried there, including many notable early residents of Palmerston North. This walk was first researched and compiled by Palmerston North City Archivist, Ian Matheson, in 1986. It was adapted for the Friends of Terrace End Cemetery by Dorothy Pilkington in 1995. Terrace End Cemetery came into use in Palmerston North in 1875. It was superseded by the Kelvin Grove Cemetery in 1927. It is divided into denominational divisions and 'public reserves' for stillborn babies and the poor. The total number of recorded burials is about 10,000.

 
October exhibitions poster

October exhibitions poster

October Exhibitions: Ewan McDonald Recent Works; Ceramics 83'. manawatu pottery societys annual exhibition; Manwatu Review; Six Invited Arts. R L Rolfe, P.e. Riley, ? 1983 Feilding, Te Atu Nepia Clamp, H Taylor, Hugh Scorgie. Manawatu Art Gallery. October 8 - November 6'. Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

 
Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine

Images from the re-dedication of Te Marae o Hine on Saturday, 3 March, 1990. The following notes were written by City Archivist, Ian Matheson, around the time of the re-dedication. Background: Te Marae o Hine is that part of The Square on which stands the statue of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe and the City Council building. The name, The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace was offered to Te Peeti Te Awe Awe one hundred and eleven years ago by Matene Te Whiwhi, Paramount Chief of Ngati Raukawa in memory of his ancestress, Rongorito, a famous peacemaker who lived in Waikato thirteen generations ago. Te Peeti Te Awe Awe received the name and offered it to the first Mayor of Palmerston North, George Snelson in the hope that there would be peace between all citizens of Palmerston North. 1990: The City of Palmerston North has commissioned a set of 9 great carvings to be placed in that part of The Square called Te Marae o Hine to form a gathering place for all people. The people of Rangitāne, tangata whenua of this area have imbued these taonga with their mana. They stand as a memorial to Rongorito and a tribute to the vision of Te Peeti Te Awe Awe, Matene Te Whiwhi and George Snelson.

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