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Group of Adults and Children

Group of Adults and Children

An unidentified group of children wearing sunhats, pictured with a group of adults, perhaps their carers or teachers. They are in front of the pavilion at Papaioea Park, corner of Ruahine Street and Featherston Street.

 
Group of nurses

Group of nurses

An group of unidentified nurses. It appears to be a group of registered nurses and others with a red cross on their headwear.

 
Womens Auxiliary Army Corps

Womens Auxiliary Army Corps

A group of unidentified women serving in World War Two. The WAAC was attached to the army and carried out certain wartime duties.

 
Possibly 27 Phoenix Avenue, Palmerston North

Possibly 27 Phoenix Avenue, Palmerston North

Photograph of house (1940s?), presumably taken in Palmerston North. It appears to be situated in a cul-de-sac. The house number reads "27" and front profile appears to match that at 27 Phoenix Avenue.

 
Terrace End School

Terrace End School

Terrace End School, Ruahine Street. A previous original Terrace End School building was situated in Main Street in 1884. Mrs Harvey was the first teacher. In June 1884, the School was moved to Deard's Hall in Main Street, near its current location. Mr G.Nye was headmaster. He was followed by D.H. Guthrie, C.H. von Blaremberg and T. F. Fairbrother (by 1893). The School was moved to Terrace Street (renamed Ruahine Street in 1926) in September 1885. Several new buildings were constructed between 1927 and 1960.This photograph probably shows the new school building that was officially opened by R. A. Wright, Minister for Education, in July 1927.

 
Terrace End School

Terrace End School

An exterior image of Terrace End School, circa1940s. The original school building was established in Main Street in 1884. In 1885 the school moved to its present location on Ruahine Street (previously Terrace Street, until 1926). Several new buildings were constructed between 1927 and 1960.

 
Terrace End School

Terrace End School

An exterior image of Terrace End School, circa1940s. The original school building was established in Main Street in 1884. In 1885 the school moved to its present location on Ruahine Street (previously Terrace Street, until 1926). Several new buildings were constructed between 1927 and 1960.

 
Army kit

Army kit

Military kit laid out in prescribed fashion for inspection during the Second World War. the blanket identifies the owner of the kit as E B(?) Paterson, No. 2/41/30 CPL (Corporal). Also see 2011N_ELMAR-2-B10_005238.

 
Palmerston North Red Cross Transport Workers

Palmerston North Red Cross Transport Workers

This voluntary group (later paid) was set up during WWII. The women had to pass First Aid and mechanics' exams, as well as hold a heavy traffic license to enable them to drive ambulances for the Palmerston North Hospital. They also worked for the Palmerston North Army area, meeting sick and wounded off trains and driving them for treatment.

 
Naval Wedding

Naval Wedding

Two figures in naval uniform stand alongside two women dressed in wedding attire. Elmar Studio wedding portraits are usually composed with the bride and groom in the centre of the photograph, flanked on either side by the bridesmaid and groomsman.

 
Pompey Duries Orchestra - PDC Building

Pompey Duries Orchestra - PDC Building

A shot of an orchestra, complete with double-bass, saxophones, trumpet, drums, accordion and piano, playing in the old PDC building. Their name is partially obscured but the bass drum bears the words, "BB", "Phones", "11 - Feilding, 7902 Palm. Nth.", and it's likely to be Pompey Durie's Orchestra". The Plaza Mall stands where the PDC building used to be.

 
T H Richardson and Sons' welldrilling truck, Palmerston North

T H Richardson and Sons' welldrilling truck, Palmerston North

This truck appears to be fitted out as a portable well digging unit. Richardson Drilling Co Ltd was founded in 1925 by Thomas Harold Richardson, as a water well contractor. The business was originally located at 37 Ferguson Street, which was renumbered over the years to 101 Ferguson Street, then 91 Ferguson Street, and then until at least 2010 the business was located at 2 Mihaere Drive, Palmerston North.

 
T H Richardson and Sons welldrilling rig, Palmerston North

T H Richardson and Sons welldrilling rig, Palmerston North

This piece of equipment appears to be a portable well digger. Richardson Drilling Co Ltd was founded in 1925 by Thomas Harold Richardson, as a water well contractor. The business was originally located at 37 Ferguson Street, which was renumbered over the years to 101 Ferguson Street, then 91 Ferguson Street, and then until at least 2010 the business was located at 2 Mihaere Drive, Palmerston North.

 
T H Richardson & Son, well diggers

T H Richardson & Son, well diggers

Richardson Drilling Co Ltd was founded in 1925 by Thomas Harold Richardson, as a water well contractor. The business was originally located at 37 Ferguson Street, which was renumbered over the years to 101 Ferguson Street, then 91 Ferguson Street, and then until at least 2010 the business was located at 2 Mihaere Drive, Palmerston North. The figures are unidentified.

 
T H Richardson and Son, Welldrilling Rig

T H Richardson and Son, Welldrilling Rig

This piece of equipment appears to be a portable well digger. Richardson Drilling Co Ltd was founded in 1925 by Thomas Harold Richardson, as a water well contractor. The business was originally located at 37 Ferguson Street, which was renumbered over the years to 101 Ferguson Street, then 91 Ferguson Street, and then until at least 2010 the business was located at 2 Mihaere Drive, Palmerston North.

 
Richardson's Well Boring Equipment

Richardson's Well Boring Equipment

This negative was labeled "Richardson's Well Boring Equipment". It is shown in front of T H Richardson/Richardson Drilling Co Ltd. The company was founded in 1925 by Thomas Harold Richardson, as a water well contractor. The business was originally located at 37 Ferguson Street, which was renumbered over the years to 101 Ferguson Street, then 91 Ferguson Street, and then until at least 2010 the business was located at 2 Mihaere Drive, Palmerston North. This image comes from a large collection of unidentified or partially identified negatives, originating from Elmar Studios in Palmerston North.

 
Smith and Spence Wedding - Wedding Party

Smith and Spence Wedding - Wedding Party

This photograph shows the bride and groom, alongside two sets of bridesmaids and groomsmen with a flower girl.

 
Smith and Spence Wedding - Wedding Party

Smith and Spence Wedding - Wedding Party

This photograph shows the bride and groom, alongside two sets of bridesmaids and groomsmen with a flower girl.

 
Unidentified Man With Rifle

Unidentified Man With Rifle

 
Ashhurst Women's Institute, Ashhurst

Ashhurst Women's Institute, Ashhurst

The Ashhurst branch of the Women’s Institute (sometimes Country Women's Institute) was formed 15 August 1932. A Mrs J. Penket is thought to be 5th from the left behind the front row. She started visiting patients in hospital on behalf of the Manawatu District CWI branches in the early 1930s and continued to do so for many years.

 
Salvation Army Group

Salvation Army Group

A group of young people associated with the Salvation Army movement. The Salvation Army Band established themselves in Palmerston North in 1884.

 
Group of Soldiers at Linton Camp

Group of Soldiers at Linton Camp

The names and ranks of these soldiers is unknown. It is thought that the image was taken at Linton Army Camp.

 
Salvation Army officers

Salvation Army officers

An unknown group of Salvation Army members. The Salvation Army was established in Palmerston North in 1884.

 
Army personnel, Woodville

Army personnel, Woodville

Army personnel resident in Woodville for training.

 
Army staff

Army staff

An unidentified group of army personnel. The uniformed gentleman far left is a Warrant Officer.

 
House with Clothesline in Front

House with Clothesline in Front

This photograph shows a side view of an unidentified house. A revolving clothes line is also visible.

 
Construction of Hangar - Ohakea

Construction of Hangar - Ohakea

Ohakea Air Force Base was constructed on land near Bulls in the Manawatu, 1937 to 1939. It was built in anticipation of the arrival of bombers, ordered for delivery in October 1939. The initial construction included housing and maintenance facilities for the new bombers, workshops, administration buildings and accommodation for servicemen and dependents.

 
Construction of Hangar - Ohakea

Construction of Hangar - Ohakea

Ohakea Air Force Base was constructed on land near Bulls in the Manawatu, 1937 to 1939. It was built in anticipation of the arrival of bombers, ordered for delivery in October 1939. The initial construction included housing and maintenance facilities for the new bombers, workshops, administration buildings and accommodation for servicemen and dependents.

 
Army personel, Ashhurst

Army personel, Ashhurst

This group of army personel was taken in Ashhurst, it is thought they could all be related. During the Second World War many racecourses throughout New Zealand hosted Army groups.

 
A.E. Claussen Ltd Delivery Truck

A.E. Claussen Ltd Delivery Truck

This truck operated by A.E. Claussen ltd, General Carriers of Palmerston North is loaded with boxes of items for sale produced by the Manawatu Co-op for delivery.

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