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Spooners Building

Spooners Building

GLM McGregor and JA McBride Barristers and solicitors rented the upstairs area of the Spooner building, which was built in 1920. The ground floor contained The Beatty Factory Branch, Simon printing Co ltd, Haydon Clothing Mfg Co Ltd, a Boot repair business and JH Andersons washing machine repair business. This building is no longer in existence, but once stood at 101 Rangitikei Street.

 
Peace Celebrations, The Square

Peace Celebrations, The Square

This event is thought to be part of the celebrations held in Palmerston North at the end of World War Two. Military and civilians, including the Mayor Gus Mansford, stand before a crowd on the rostrum, while the band stands to attention. Behind (from left) can be seen band rotunda; Commercial Building and Rosco department store (C M Ross). Also see 2011G_ELMAR-2-B10_005217 and 2011G_ELMAR-2-B10_005218

 
Young New Zealanders Club for Boys and Girls, Regent Theatre in Pahiatua

Young New Zealanders Club for Boys and Girls, Regent Theatre in Pahiatua

Young New Zealanders Club for Boys and Girls attending the show "The Sea of Grass" at Pahiatua's historic cinema built in 1940. This club was created by Kerridge-Oden, the Auckland Parent Teachers Association and the Department of Education. The aim was to found a National Cinema Club to mould the character of children by instilling into them such “social qualities as thoughtfulness … honesty, sportsmanship, loyalty and pride in their country”, Memories Magazine January 2003. The club ran from 1946 to 1949 with an inaugural membership of 32,000 children. The Regent Theatre was opened on the 23rd of February 1940, with seating for 600 and was closed in February of 1977. Later that year it was acquired by a local drama society and converted to two auditoriums, one for movies and one for live shows, it is still use today [2012].

 
Pupils and teacher, Palmerston North Technical High School

Pupils and teacher, Palmerston North Technical High School

The Palmerston North Technical High School was opened in September 1909 on what is now Princess Street, Palmerston North. In 1956 the school moved to the Rangitikei Street site and became known as Queen Elizabeth Technical College. The original building and site is now used by the Universal College of Learning [UCOL].

 
Carcasses stacked at Longburn Freezing Works

Carcasses stacked at Longburn Freezing Works

The Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company Ltd was established as a farmer's co-operative in 1890. Sited at Longburn, just south of Palmerston North, it later became known as the Longburn Freezing Works. It closed in 1986.

 
Jean MacCready

Jean MacCready

Jean MacCready in her white first communion dress. 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.

 
Family reunion

Family reunion

This group of adults and children are thought to be the Algie family enjoying a family reunion on 30 March c1951.

 
1st XI football team, Palmerston North Technical High School

1st XI football team, Palmerston North Technical High School

The Palmerston North Technical High School was opened in September 1909 on what is now Princess Street, Palmerston North. In 1956 the school moved to the Rangitikei Street site and became known as Queen Elizabeth Technical College. The original building and site is now used by the Universal College of Learning [UCOL].

 
NAC 'Dakota' aeroplane, Palmerston North

NAC 'Dakota' aeroplane, Palmerston North

National Airways Corporation's aircraft 'Popotea' was taken over from the RNZAF in June 1947, was modified and refurbished and introduced to the fleet as a DC-3. After being withdrawn from service with NAC on in 1965 it was operated by Airland (NZ) Ltd from 1966, then by Fieldair from 1978. It was withdrawn from service in 1981 and deregistered in 1983. After being used used as a restaurant and bar at Miramar near Wellington from 1985, it was dismantled and the nosesection is now with the Sport and Vintage Aviation Society at Masterton. The National Airways Corporation was the national domestic airline of New Zealand from 1947 until 1978 when it amalgamated with New Zealand's international airline, Air New Zealand.

 
Booth MacDonald Farm Machinery Shop Window

Booth MacDonald Farm Machinery Shop Window

Dating back to before 1900, Booth, MacDonald and Co Ltd were manufacturers, engineers and importers of farm machinery. In 1920, they had 10 branches all over the country, including Palmerston North.

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Date
circa 1940 to circa 1949
Place
Palmerston North
 
Vats at Longburn Freezing Works

Vats at Longburn Freezing Works

The Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company Ltd was established as a farmer's co-operative in 1890. Sited at Longburn, just south of Palmerston North, it later became known as the Longburn Freezing Works. It closed in 1986.

 
Palmerston North Technical High School 1st XI

Palmerston North Technical High School 1st XI

The PNTHS first eleven soccer team photograph. The Palmerston North Technical High School was opened in September 1909 on what is now Princess Street, Palmerston North. In 1956 the school moved to the Rangitikei Street site and became known as Queen Elizabeth Technical College. The original building and site is now used by the Universal College of Learning [UCOL].

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