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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.
Jubilee booklet produced after the celebrations for 75 years of Terrace End School were held. Includes a history of the school and its activities, and names of pupils, committees and staff.
Ticket for the jubilee ball, celebrating 75 years of Terrace End School, held at the Astoria Ballroom in George Street.
Name tag of Stan Pike who attended the Terrace End School jubilee in 1959. He attended Terrace End School during the period 1914 - 1920.
The Terrace End jubilee dinner was held at the Hygrade Packaging Co. Building in Tremaine Avenue. The menu also includes a toast list.
This booklet was produced by the Palmerston North Borough Council to commemorate the 1927 Jubilee. It details a week's worth of special events that took place all about Palmerston North, including an electric light show, a baby show, jazz night, fireworks display and lantern parade.
This programme was printed by the Palmerston North City Council. It gives the schedule and details for the week-long celebrations surrounding the city's Diamond Jubilee in 1937.
A handbook for the first antiques fair held in New Zealand. It was organised by the Palmerston North Public Relations Organisation, modeled on antiques fairs overseas. It attracted dealers from around New Zealand, and was held in the Palmerston North Opera House in Church Street.
A magazine containing information on industry, construction, primary produce, transport and way of life of Palmerston North, Feilding and Marton. Each section also contains a 'Message from the Mayor'. Includes black and white images, local advertisements and lists of businesses. It was part of the "Expands" series of publications highlighting New Zealand's industrial potential and expanding economy of districts covering the whole country over a period of three years.
An historical and architectural overview of the Savage Crescent State Housing Precinct. See also: Savage Crescent State Housing Precinct - Cultural Significance Report (2017Pa\_A175-67\_013824).
Includes a map and history of the area, as well as a list of the attractions .
Stop the 81' Tour. Q.E.C. Hall. 4th November. 8 p.m. Principal Speaker Mr. Sam Ramsamy, Chairman, South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee'. This poster relates to the 1981 Springboks rugby tour of New Zealand. There was considerable protest against the South African team playing throughout New Zealand. A game was held in Palmerston North. Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.
Rally Against the Tour. You are invited to join a peaceful rally of all residents of the Manawatu oposed to the Springbok tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Government acts to prevent the tour taking place. Post your letter at Lions Den (in Square opposite Post Office) Palmerston North between 7.00 - 7.30 p.m. Friday, 3 July. Manawatu against the Springbok tour Organising Committee. Supporting panel: Bishop Peter Cullinane, Canon David Penman, Robyn Leeming, Joe Walding, Rev Jim Cunningham, Rev Alan Newman, Waana Davis, Ephra Garrett, Professor Ivan Snook, Piri Sciascia, Norm Byrnes. Write to your nearest National Party M.P. He has a responsibility to act on your behalf to ensure the Springbok tour does not take place.' Also includes a sample letter to Mr Michael Cox, M. P. (Represented the Manawatu Electorate 1978 - 1987). Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.
This guide to the Esplanade Bush Trail was put together by the Manawatu Branch of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society (Inc.). The text was compiled by local scientific members of the society: G Mew (B.A.), R M Greenwood (M.Sc), N C Lambrechtsen (PhD) and I G Andrew (PhD).
This booklet was created by the Manawatu Section of Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society in 1972. It contains relevant information, newspaper clippings and photographs about the rehabilitation project as well as a potted history of the area.
This history of the Palmerston North City Library (1879-1979) was written by Ian W Malcolm, City Librarian at time of publication.
The purpose of this guide, which was created by the Palmerston North City Council in June 1996, was to "outline the principles for the design of housing in residential parts of the city... It provides information and suggestions to assist you in designing or altering your house in a way that maintains its character, complements neighbouring dwellings and enhances the distinctive character of your street." Styles covered include: Cottage, Victorian Villa, Transitional Villa, Californian Bungalow, English Cottage Style, Spanish Bungalow, State House, Post-War Bungalow and Ranch Style.
By I.R. Matheson, Records and Archives Manager Palmerston North City Corporation 1977
This documents details how roading amenities were developed in the early days of the borough of Palmerston.
Manuscript written by Doug Turner of Palmerston North. Doug Turner , born 1931, has spent most of his life in the Manawatu area, and developed an interest in aviation at an early age. He describes his time in the Air Training Corp., through which he obtained a Flying Scholarship and began flying in 1949, his time in the RNZAF as a pilot when called up for compulsory military training in 1952, and, after a break due to family commitments, his return to flying from 1977 to 2013.
Includes a history of the organisation and details about members. See also the Supplement to History of the St John Ambulance Association Manawatu, 1900-1975, which updates the information to 1983.
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.
A short history of the pioneer cottage, "Totaranui," now located at Te Manawa.
"This report was commissioned by the Palmerston North City Council in response to submissions received to the 1990/91 and 1991/92 Palmerston North City Council annual plans which requested that Council initiate a strategy to encourage the retention of the character of the area." This is the first part of that report, which was undertaken during the 1992/93 financial year and aimed to establish the cultural significance of the area.
A family history as written by Patricia Reesby about her Sharp and Parker ancestry. She recounts their history prior to emigrating to New Zealand, and subsequently. Pat is the daughter of Win (nee Parker) and Bill Reesby. Win was the daughter of John and Sarah (nee Sharp), who emigrated to New Zealand c. 1910. After living in Bunnythorpe they settled in Banks Line, Rongotea, where they established a dairy farm. The history largely recounts life on the Rongotea farm and vicinity.