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Class at Palmerston North Intermediate School

Class at Palmerston North Intermediate School

The first intermediate school in Palmerston North was opened in 1941 at 300 Ferguson Street. This photograph shows the class taught by Mr Arthur Budd. It was taken to mark the departure of Robert Black, sitting first on the left in the front row. Black had been evacuated from Scotland with his older sister Marjorie for the duration of the Second World War. They were placed with Mr and Mrs Bruce Levy, of Fitzherbert Avenue. Robert Black later returned to Palmerston North and worked as a chef at the Albert Hotel.

The boy and girl class captains sit on either side of Mr Budd. They were Brian Ellwood, later Sir Brian, Mayor of Palmerston North (1971-1985) and June Burgess (later Camplin). Information supplied by June Camplin and other past pupils has helped us identify many of the students.

Front row, left to right: Robert Black; Len Foster; Unknown; Frances Calowell; Molly Foster; Norma Campbell; Brian Ellwood; Arthur Budd (teacher); June Burgess; Matel Speirs; Unknown; Jack Pope; Terry Wynne; possibly Ivan Claridge; Unknown.
Middle row, left to right: Unknown; Unknown; possibly Barbara Johnston; Leslie Cowlinshaw; Unknown; Annette Kingsbeer; Jocelyn Moffat; Joan Sutherland; Marie Warren; Unknown; Unknown; Isabel Beaumont; Margaret [surname unknown]; Phyllis Kelpe.
Back row, left to right: Unknown; Owen Gee; Unknown; Trevor Hill (or Trevor Jenkins); Barry Mills; Unknown; Bill Cherry; Bill Shannon; Peter Wilde; Brian Pegler; possibly someone Hook; Unknown; Unknown; Les Reid; Unknown.

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Palmerston North
 
Patricia Doughty in ballet costume

Patricia Doughty in ballet costume

Following her marriage, Patricia Doughty was known as Pat Eyre.

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Unknown
 
Massey Agricultural College Student 'Procesh' - A.E. Clausen & Contractors truck

Massey Agricultural College Student 'Procesh' - A.E. Clausen & Contractors truck

The writing on this truck is only partially legible with the word "Resign" clearly visible on the side, indicating this truck is decorated as part of a capping parade mock protest. The image was taken in front of the National Bank of New Zealand building on the corner of Rangitikei Street and Cuba Streets, circa 1950s. A Capping Day procession, 'Procesh', first took place through the central streets of Palmerston North in 1935. Massey Agricultural College developed into Massey University in the 1960s.

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Dannevirke Town Hall - Queen Carnival

Dannevirke Town Hall - Queen Carnival

This photograph is believed to be of a Queen Carnival coronation held at the Dannevirke Town hall in December 1940. Queen carnivals were a popular way to raise money for patriotic purposes and to support the war effort. They might incorporate a talent quest, dance, sports contest or concert, and women competed to raise the most money for the cause. The winner was crowned queen. In 1940, 8462 pounds was raised in Dannevirke for the Heart-to-Heart appeal during the Dannevirke and District Queen Carnival. Miss Elsie Grant was the winning candidate.

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Dannevirke and district
 
Palmerston North Opera House - Hospital Revue

Palmerston North Opera House - Hospital Revue

People dressed in costumes for a theatre production or fancy dress party. Visible are several knights, nuns, friars and ladies.

It is believed to be a photograph of hospital nurses performing a revue at the Opera House 10-11 August 1945, with entertainment and sketches depicting nurses from the past. Proceeds from the shows were to go to patriotic purposes.

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Palmerston North
 
Palmerston North Opera House  - Stage production

Palmerston North Opera House - Stage production

The cast of "Life with Father", performed by the Palmerston North Little Theatre Society at the Palmerston North Opera House 22-24 November 1945.
The 16 cast members were: Kay Nichols, Helen Whitehead, Derek Bennett, Ian H. Stewart, Barry Powell, Colin Tucker, Joe Lorigan, Margaret O'Connor, Mavis French, Lorna Proctor, Hector McKay, Joanne Varcoe, Win Cox, John Hunter, Fred Aisher, Beth Jones.

The play was very popular in the 1940s, widely performed in New Zealand and overseas. In 1947 it was made into a film.

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Manawatu
 
Palmerston North High School Group

Palmerston North High School Group

Previously unidentified, it is believed this image from the Elmar collection depicts pupils from Palmerston North High School, prior to separation into 'Boy's High' and 'Girl's High respectively.

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Unknown
 
Students at Massey Agricultural College

Students at Massey Agricultural College

A group of male students who attended Massey Agricultural College. The man seated in the front row, tenth from the left is Walter Herbert Hill.

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Palmerston North
 
Frank and Pearl McCready

Frank and Pearl McCready

This photograph shows Frank (Francis Henry) McCready Sr (1908-1988), founder of Elmar Studios and his wife Pearl Mary McCready (1907-1995). It was taken in the late 1930's, or early 1940.

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Palmerston North
 
Jean McCready

Jean McCready

Jean McCready in her white first communion dress. Jean was the daughter of Frank (Francis Henry) McCready Sr (1908-1988), founder of Elmar Studios and his wife Pearl Mary McCready (1907-1995). She was the second youngest of their five children, Pearl, Frank, Bill, Jean and Mary. The First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a Catholic Church ceremony. It is the colloquial name for a person's first reception of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. In New Zealand girls traditionally where a white dress with veil to signify purity.

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Palmerston North
 
Group of Men - Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes

Group of Men - Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes

The man second from left is identified as a Knight of the Order of Merit because of his gauntlents embroidered with KOM. This is part of The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. The man's sash identifies him as belonging to the Mount Egmont No. 7 Branch. See also 2013G_ELMAR-B6_007315 and 2013G_ELMAR-B6_007316.

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Palmerston North
 
Family Portrait at 63 Havill Street, Palmerston North

Family Portrait at 63 Havill Street, Palmerston North

This unidentified family stand on the porch of their art-deco style home, believed to be 63 Havill Street in Palmerston North

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63 Havill Street, Palmerston North
 
Art Deco House at 63 Havill Street Palmerston North

Art Deco House at 63 Havill Street Palmerston North

Previously unidentified, this image is part of the Elmer Studios photograph collection.

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Palmerston North
 
Seventh Day Adventist Oroua Missionary School in Longburn

Seventh Day Adventist Oroua Missionary School in Longburn

A group photograph at the Seventh Day Adventist Oroua Missionary School in Longburn.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Manawatu
 
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.

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Manawatu
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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Palmerston North
 
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Unknown
 
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.

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