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Certificate of Purchase of Burial Site - 1

Certificate of Purchase of Burial Site

This is an example of the documentation that was sold to those looking to secure a burial plot in Palmerston North. The plot was sold to George H Gaskin of Terrace Street Palmerston North and cost three pounds ten shillings. The Palmerston North Cemetery is now known as Terrace End Cemetery.

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September 14, 1920
 
Palmerston North Facilities Card 1
Palmerston North Facilities Card 2

Palmerston North Facilities Card

This card, created by the Palmerston North Borough Council, contains details about the engineering works and reserves in Palmerston North. There is a photograph of the Municipal Opera House on the front. The Opera House was demolished in 1996. The date this card was created is unknown, but the text mentions a "large new concrete dam ... on the Tiritea Stream," which was opened in 1913.

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1910s
 
Palmerston North Celebrations on Proclamation of City, 1930 1
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Palmerston North Celebrations on Proclamation of City, 1930

N.Z. & Empire Industries Week 17th to 22nd November Free Gift Booklet and Programme of Events No. 4394 From the cover page: "Palmerston North Celebrations to Mark the Rise of Palmerston North to City Status 1930. A Series of Entertaining Events extending from Monday 17th November to Saturday 22nd November. N.Z. & Empire Industries Week. The striking displays in the shop windows of the city are made specially to illustrate the marked progress of Dominion manufactures and the high standard of goods produced throughout the Empirem a rare tribute to John Bull and his family. City Celebrations Week Chairman: His Worship the Mayor, Mr A J Graham Secretary: James R Hardie, Town Clerk Organiser: John Hopkins" This booklet contains a number of advertisements from local businesses, statistical information about Palmerston North and a programme of events for the week.

 
Manawatū Flour Mills Staff

Manawatū Flour Mills Staff

Manawatū Flour Mills staff photograph. Individuals identified by John Ireland, 10 June, 1968: L-R: Les Hemmingsen, L.A. Ferguson, Unknown, Frank Lunn, Unknown (at back), John Reece Cole (front), Jack Barker (with dog), Unknown (front), Miss Barber, Unknown, Horace Ruth, Jack Rogers (back), Len Thorn, Fisher (back), Unknown (back), Unknown (front), Jack Baubery.

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circa 1932
Place
Corner of Albert Street and Broadway Avenue
 
127 Savage Crescent

127 Savage Crescent

The donor's family moved into this house in Savage Crescent on Christmas Eve 1939. This photograph was taken about six months later, with fences and gardens established. Saavge Crescent was developed by the Government as state housing 1937-1944. It remains as an excellent example of early state housing in New Zealand.

 
Bradbury's Illustrated Series No. XI. Manawatu and Rangitikei Districts 1
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Bradbury's Illustrated Series No. XI: Manawatu and Rangitikei Districts

The front of this illustrated guide to the Manawatu and Rangitikei districts reads, Palmerston North, Feilding, Hunterville, Ashhurst, Foxton, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Plimmerton, Marton, Bulls, Sanson, Shannon, Levin, Otaki, Titahi Bay. Dairying, stock-raising, sheep-farming, flax-milling. Beautiful coastal, river and mountain scenery. Up-to-date road map. Price: 2/6 E. Bradbury & Co. Publishers, 16 Wyndham St, Auckland.

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Date
circa 1925
Place
Manawatū, Kāpiti, Wellington and Rangitikei
 
Evans Family Collection: Mrs Evans at the Manawatu Cooperative Society shop

Evans Family Collection: Mrs Evans at the Manawatu Cooperative Society shop

A photographic series prepared by the Prime Minister’s Department in 1947 to attract British migrants. The Evans family of 5 Mansford Place, Palmerston North were selected to show the living conditions of a typical New Zealand family. Betty Evans is buying groceries at the College St Co-op shop on the corner of Cook and College St. She is served by Ben Backholm (manager) and an assistant identified as Cliff (?) Entw(h)istle of Keeling St. The Manawatu Cooperative Society operated from 1935-1988, based on British models which returned profits to member shareholders by rebates on purchases. ‘The Co- op’ began with a grocery store in Broadway and developed a chain of grocery and butcher’s shops which operated in most suburbs.

 
"Just for Fun" - Who's Who in P.N. 1
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"Just for Fun" - Who's Who in P.N.

"Just for Fun - Personalities at Par - Cartooned and Published by Pat Studio (Regent) - Who's Who in P.N." The inside cover has a hand-written note that reads, "Harold Bryce Clapham once owned this booklet when residing in Palmerston North. He put a name beside each figure. I'm not sure if the figures were known to him or whether it was his wicked sense of humour showing up. As his daughter-in-law I had great respect and affection for Harold. Jean Clapham 9/8/06 Taumarunui"

 
Souvenir of Visit of HRH The Prince of Wales to NZ, April 1920  1
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Souvenir of Visit of HRH The Prince of Wales to NZ, April 1920

Contains biographical information about Edward VIII, advertisements for businesses in the towns he visited during the New Zealand tour and descriptions of tour events and stops. See also, Souvenir of the visit of HRH Edward Albert, Prince of Wales to Palmerston North

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April 1920
 
'Scouters Conference' programme

'Scouters Conference' programme

This Scouting conference was held in Palmerston North 31 May to 2 June 1952. The programme contains some promotional information on Palmerston North, as well as the activities that would be undertaken during Queen's Birthday weekend 1952

 
Manawatū Flour Mills
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Manawatū Flour Mills

This building, which housed the Manawatū Flour Mills from 1918 to 1968, was situated on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Albert Street until demolished in 1968. It was the second flourmill on this site, the first being a small wooden building. The business was established by Richter, Nannestad and Co. in 1878 and sold to James McGill of the Manawatū patent Roller Flour Mill Co. in 1902. Seventeen years later it was purchased by John Ireland of The Manawatū Mills Ltd, who sold it on to Farm Products Co-operative Tararua Ltd in 1965.

 
Palmerston North Art Gallery - Maori in Focus Programme 1
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Palmerston North Art Gallery - Maori in Focus Programme

The Maori in Focus exhibition took place at Palmerston North Art Gallery in March 1970. It showcased photographs taken by Alfred H Burton, James McDonald, L Hinge, W H Davis showing a variety of Maori scenes from the 1880s through to the 1920s.

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March 1970
 
Maori Language Week poster

Maori Language Week poster

"Te Wa O Te Reo Maori. 31 July - 7 August. Maori Language Week". Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

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Date
1980s
 
Memoirs of a Dutch Kiwi

Memoirs of a Dutch Kiwi

Memoir of Hendrikus (Hank) Antonius Hermens, born 21 February 1936 in Nijmegen, Netherlands. He arrived in New Zealand on 17 June 1960. He wrote his memoir in 2012 while living at Himatangi Beach, and it covers both his life in the Netheralnds and in new Zealand.

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2012
Place
Himatangi Beach
 
City of Palmerston North Architectural Competition 1
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City of Palmerston North Architectural Competition

The Palmerston North City Council advertised for ideas regarding the placement and design of civic buildings on the old Railway Land adjacent to The Square. This booklet gave guidance for those who wished to make a submission for the competition. From the foreword: "The Palmerston North City Council has decided to redevelop land in the centre of the City left vacant by the relocation of the railway. A town planning study was carried out for the Council by Kingston Reynolds Thom and Allardice, architects, engineers and planners. This study recommended, among other things, that a group of civic buildings should be located on the former railway land adjacent to the Square. This competition is for the design of the civic buildings which will form the first stage of the redevelopment of the City centre. It is the Council's intentions that the civic buildings should be a focal point for the City and realising the architectural importance of this project it has been decided to invite registered architects to submit their proposals in open competition. The Council believes that the challenge presented by this project will attract the interest of many architects and will thus ensure that a group of buildings of the highest architectural merit will enhance our City. D B Black, Mayor, Palmerston North, May 1970".

 
History of "The Glitter Ball"

History of "The Glitter Ball"

A glitter ball was installed in the then De Luxe Theatre in George Street, in C. 1932. It remained in the building until its demolition in 1984. The 'De Luxe Theatre' started life as His Majesty's Theatre in 1911, and changed functions and names over the years, to: His Majesty's Skating Rink; a storage facility; an auction room; Paramount Theatre; De Luxe Skating Rink; De Luxe Dance Hall; Coconut Grove Ballroom; ANA Dance Hall; George Street Ballroom; Ballroom Astoria.

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January 1985
Place
George Street, Palmerston North
 
Remember Bastion Point flyer
Remember Bastion Point flyer - reverse

Remember Bastion Point flyer

A flyer about stopping the subdivision of Bastion Point, and requesting support for a planned march and picket in Palmerston North. It also contains information about the land historically and the issues. Bastion Point has come to symbolise Māori land issues. It was given to the Crown by Ngāti Whātua as a defence site during the Russian scare of 1885. In 1977–78 a 506-day protest against a proposed Crown sale was held there, which ended when the Police and Army evicted the Ngati Wahtua people and supporters. The march and picket was arranged for the 4th anniversary of that occasion.

 
Historical Maori Pageant Souvenir Programme 1
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Historical Maori Pageant Souvenir Programme

From the title page, "Historical Maori Pageant Organised and Staged by the Maori People of the Manawatu District for the Diamond Jubilee Committee of Palmerston North as an event during the Celebrations, held in November 20th to 27th, 1937. Maori Committee: Rangi Marumaru (Parewanui), Chairman Hoani Meihana Apakura Meihana Durie (Aorangi) Wiremu K Te Aweawe (Rangiotu) Akuira Te Rangi (Rangiotu) Tata Roera (Awahuri) Te Hiwawa Paurini (Tokorangi) Purangi Herangi (Pikiahu-Waewae, Halcombe) Te Haeana Wi Hemara (Motuiti) Pitihira Reihana (Motuiti) Takerei Kohika (Poutu-Shannon) Hon. Rangi Mawhete, M.L.C. (Convener) Taite Te Tomo (Kakariki) (Kaumatua representing the older generation of assembled tribes) Rikihana B Carkeek, Hon. Secretary" Printed by local company H. L. Young Ltd.

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1937
 
Maori Language Week poster

Maori Language Week poster

"Maori Language Week at the Library July 26-Aug 1. Crafts. Displays. Maori language classes for you - adult & children beginners. Lunchtime crafts Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. All day Wednesday. Classes in basic Maori language are open to everyone, Mothers are welcome to bring babies. Te Ranagtahi, books 1,2 & 3 will be used - please bring your own copy if you have one. Programme. Monday July 27. How to make a Korowai cloak, preparing feathers and flax & demonstration. Maori language classes for beginners everyone welcome. Tuesday July 28. Maori language class for beginners. How to peg a canoe. Maori language class for beginners everyone welcome. Wednesday July 29 PN Tu Tangata Group. Practising crafts throughout the day. Kit making, flax work, piu-pius, pois. Thursday July 30. Maori language for schools. How to peg a canoe. Maori language class for beginners. Of special interest to full-time workers. Friday July 31. How to make a korowai cloak, preparing feathers & flax. Maori language class for beginners. Of special interest to full time workers." Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

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