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Ashhurst Bridge

Ashhurst Bridge

This bridge spanning the Manawatu River was officially opened 9 June 1909, replacing the original bridge that was swept away in the 1895 flood. Until a new bridge was built a punt was used to ferry people and vehicles across the Manawatu River at this point. This bridge was replaced by a concrete structure in 1969

 
Opiki Toll Bridge

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).

 
Opiki Toll Bridge

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 (2016).

 
Coronation Park

Coronation Park

This park is located on the corner of Tremaine Avenue and Rangitikei Line.

Creator
Date
June 14, 1963
Place
Corner of Tremaine and Rangitikei Streets, Palmerston North
 
Mount Stewart Memorial

Mount Stewart Memorial

The Mt Stewart Memorial was built in 1940 for the early European settlers. This memorial is on the corner of Mt Stewart Halcombe Road and State Highway 3.

Creator
Date
May 28, 1965
Place
Corner of Mt Stewart Halcombe Road and State Highway 3
 
Square - towards old station

Square - towards old station

A view of The Square from the base of the Hopwood Clock Tower. The Palmerston North City Council Administration Building is situateed where the Coles Building and the empty lot is located. The Commercial Hotel is visible on the right side of the image.

Creator
Date
February 14, 1965
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Palmerston North, The Square

Palmerston North, The Square

A view of The Square, Palmerston North. The Floral Clock, situated opposite the Palmerston North Post Office on the Main Street corner, was a gift from the Directors of the Manawatu Evening Standard.

Creator
Date
March 1973
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Athletic Field, Memorial Park

Athletic Field, 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
July 2, 1967
Place
Main Street, Palmerston North
 
Manawatu River from ANZAC Park

Manawatu River from ANZAC Park

A view of Palmerston North from the carpark of ANZAC Park. ANZAC Park is situated across the Manawatu River from Palmerston North. In 1964-1965 the area was developed to include a car park, lookout point and picnic spot, and an observatory built there in 1971. This view looks towards the Manawatu River.

 
Palmerston North from Lookout at ANZAC Park

Palmerston North from Lookout at ANZAC Park

A view of Palmerston North from the carpark of ANZAC Park. ANZAC Park is situated across the Manawatu River from Palmerston North. In 1964-1965 the area was developed to include a car park, lookout point and picnic spot, and an observatory built there in 1971.

 
Lido Swimming Complex

Lido Swimming Complex

A view of the entrance to the Lido Swimming Complex, Palmerston North. Situated on Park Street, this is still a popular swimming spot for the people of Palmerston North. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966.

 
Maori Battalion Hall

Maori Battalion Hall

The Maori Battalion Hall, named 'Te Rau Aroha' (emblem of gratitude), was erected in Palmerston North as a national memorial to the men of the 28th (Maori) Battalion who lost their lives in the Second World War. It was designed by John Scott, architect of Hastings, and the 14 carved panels on the facade (8 feet x 1 foot 6 inches) were carved by Kelly Kereama of Feilding. Inside 639 names of those who did not return are inscribed on 14 brass plates. All the concrete, both inside and out, was left unplastered and with the marks of the boxing to symbolise the strength of the Maori people. The three-storey building was planned as a community centre to serve all races and was opened in June 1964 by the Governor General, Sir Bernard Fergusson.

Creator
Date
August 21, 1966
Place
Corner of Cuba and Pitt Street, Palmerston North
 
St Mary's Catholic Church, Ruahine St

St Mary's Catholic Church, Ruahine St

The church building of St Mary's School, a Roman Catholic school for boys and girls, opened in Ruahine Street in 1950.

Creator
Date
February 8, 1964
Place
Ruahine Street, Palmerston North
 
St Peters Church, Ruahine Street

St Peters Church, Ruahine Street

A view of St Peters Church, Ruahine Street. St Peter's Anglican Church was completed in 1961 and consecrated 27 October 1966 by the Right Reverend H W Baines, Bishop of Wellington. The first Anglican service on the site was in a wooden church 4 July 1902.

Creator
Date
February 14, 1965
Place
Ruahine Street, Palmerston North
 
Old railway yards

Old railway yards

A view of the railway yards on Church Street looking towards The Square. The spire of All Saints Church is visible in the background of the image. The church on the right of the image is a Lutheran Church. This building was demolished in 1987.

Creator
Date
February 8, 1964
Place
Main Street, Palmerston North
 
New railway yards

New railway yards

This slide is labelled "New railway yards" and shows a cars stretch of train track in Palmerston North.

Creator
Date
November 3, 1964
Place
Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North
 
Old railway station

Old railway station

A view of the railway yards on Church Street looking towards The Square. The spire of All Saints Church is visible in the background of the image.

Creator
Date
February 8, 1964
Place
Main Street, Palmerston North
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