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Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Memorial Park (previously named Fitzroy Park) at Terrace End, was formerly a metal pit used by the Railways Department for ballast, from about 1876-1937. The Palmerston North City Council purchased the 21 acre site in 1938 and developed it into a recreational and sporting area. A WWII memorial was erected 1952 and in 1954 Fitzroy Park was officially dedicated as Memorial Park. In 1983 the obelisk was removed and now the gates stand as the official memorial. Photograph was published in The Tribune 20 April 1975.

Creator
Date
August 30, 1963
 
Memorial Park Entrance

Memorial Park Entrance

Memorial Park (previously named Fitzroy Park) at Terrace End, was formerly a metal pit used by the Railways Department for ballast, from about 1876-1937. The Palmerston North City Council purchased the 21 acre site in 1938 and developed it into a recreational and sporting area. A WWII memorial was erected 1952 and in 1954 Fitzroy Park was officially dedicated as Memorial Park. In 1983 the obelisk was removed and now the gates stand as the official memorial. Photograph was published in The Tribune 20 April 1975.

Creator
Date
August 30, 1963
 
Memorial Park

Memorial Park

The War Memorial, dedicated to those who died in World War I and World War II, was opened in 1952 at what was then called Fitzroy Park. It was renamed Memorial Park in 1954.

Creator
Date
February 28, 1965
 
Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North

A view of Broadway Avenue from the corner of Princess Street. Visible on the lefthand side is the Princeway Building, the Coronation Buiding, Broadway Chambers. Visible on the righthand side is a teashop, followed by a BP petrol station. The T&G Building is visible at the end of the street.

Creator
Date
February 14, 1965
 
Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Memorial Park (previously named Fitzroy Park) at Terrace End, was formerly a metal pit used by the Railways Department for ballast, from about 1876-1937. The Palmerston North City Council purchased the 21 acre site in 1938 and developed it into a recreational and sporting area. A WWII memorial was erected 1952 and in 1954 Fitzroy Park was officially dedicated as Memorial Park. In 1983 the obelisk was removed and now the gates stand as the official memorial. Photograph was published in The Tribune 20 April 1975.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1965
 
YMCA Camp Totara Reserve

YMCA Camp Totara Reserve

A view of Camp Pohangina in the Totara Reserve, Pohangina Valley. The YMCA catered to boys between the ages of 10 and 17.

Creator
Date
March 28, 1964
Place
Totara Reserve, Pohangina
 
YMCA Camp huts

YMCA Camp huts

A view of the 8 bunk huts at Camp Pohangina in the Totara Reserve, Pohangina Valley. The YMCA catered to boys between the ages of 10 and 17.

Creator
Date
March 28, 1964
Place
Totara Reserve, Pohangina
 
YMCA Camp buildings back

YMCA Camp buildings back

A view of Camp Pohangina in the Totara Reserve, Pohangina Valley. The YMCA catered to boys between the ages of 10 and 17.

Creator
Date
March 28, 1964
Place
Totara Reserve, Pohangina
 
YMCA Camp buildings

YMCA Camp buildings

A view of Camp Pohangina in the Totara Reserve, Pohangina Valley. The YMCA catered to boys between the ages of 10 and 17.

Creator
Date
March 28, 1964
Place
Totara Reserve, Pohangina
 
The Square from Rangitikei Street

The Square from Rangitikei Street

A view of The Square decked out in lights to celebrate the 1971 Centenial.

Creator
Date
March 21, 1971
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
The Square in 1971

The Square in 1971

A view of the Hopwood Clock Tower from the intersection of Main Street East and The Square.

Creator
Date
March 21, 1971
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Traction Engine - 1971 Centennial Parade

Traction Engine - 1971 Centennial Parade

The parade came down Rangitikei Street before circling The Square and making its way to the Showgrounds in Pascal Street (now Arena Manawatu). This float is shown on Cuba Street.

Creator
Date
March 13, 1971
Place
Cuba Street, Palmerston North
 
Traction Engine - 1971 Centennial Parade

Traction Engine - 1971 Centennial Parade

The parade came down Rangitikei Street before circling The Square and making its way to the Showgrounds in Pascal Street (now Arena Manawatu). This float is shown on Cuba Street.

Creator
Date
March 13, 1971
Place
Cuba Street, Palmerston North
 
Manawatu River from Opiki Toll Bridge

Manawatu River from Opiki Toll Bridge

The suspension bridge across the Manawatu River at Opiki (engineer Joseph Dawson, Pahiatua) was constructed by the Tane Hemp Company in 1917-1918. It was known for many years as the Opiki Toll Bridge. It closed in 1969 but can still be seen today (2007).

Creator
Date
September 5, 1963
 
Paddling pool Memorial Park

Paddling pool Memorial Park

Memorial Park (previously named Fitzroy Park) at Terrace End, was formerly a metal pit used by the Railways Department for ballast, from about 1876-1937. The Palmerston North City Council purchased the 21 acre site in 1938 and developed it into a recreational and sporting area. A WWII memorial was erected 1952 and in 1954 Fitzroy Park was officially dedicated as Memorial Park. In 1983 the obelisk was removed and now the gates stand as the official memorial. Photograph was published in The Tribune 20 April 1975.

 
The Square in the 1960s

The Square in the 1960s

A view of The Square in 1965. The PDC (Premier Drapery Company) building was built 1929-1930. The store was one of the foremost department stores in Palmerston North. Also visible (from left) Pegdens, Manawatu Oroua Electric Power Board, Foote Brothers Drapers, the Strand Building (obscured by trees) and the Municipal Library.

Creator
Date
February 14, 1964
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Post Office, Palmerston North

Post Office, Palmerston North

This building was Palmerston North’s fourth Post Office, operating from 1906-1988. The original 1906 building was extended towards Broadway and up Main Street in the early 1920s and in 1937. It was originally built with a clock tower but this was removed in 1942 after an earthquake for safety reasons and the clock and chimes were re-housed in the ‘new’ clock tower in The Square in 1957.

 
Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North

Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North

A view of Fitzherbert Avenue from The Square. Visible on the lefthand side is the Municipal Library, Mayfair Corner (Specialists in lingerie, etc), Alexander Clark Ltd, Dulux Paints, the Hotel Majestic. Visible on the righthand side is the BNZ building, a motor parts store and an unidentified bistro restaurant.

Creator
Date
August 30, 1964
Place
Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
 
Airplane Flying out of Milson Airport

Airplane Flying out of Milson Airport

This NAC Skyliner is shown leaving Milson Airport. The airport was established in 1936, on the site of the Palmerston North Aero Club.

Creator
Date
June 8, 1963
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