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Massey University

Massey University

This slide shows a view of the Massey University Campus, thought to be in the 1960s. Visible are the Vet Tower (right) and the Agricultural Science Block (left).

 
The King Edward VII Memorial Fountain

The King Edward VII Memorial Fountain

The centre of this image is the King Edward VII Memorial Fountain, with people sit in the benches that surround it. The photograph shows it in on its second site, in the middle of the pond near the Coleman Mall corner of The Square. The fountain was originally located where the War Memorial stands now - it was moved in 1927 to allow that monument to be constructed. It remained here until it was again relocated close to the corner of The Square and Broadway in 2005.

 
Libertyland Factory during a Flood

Libertyland Factory during a Flood

A truck sits beside the floodwaters outside the Libertyland Factory in Palmerston North. R W H Symington and Co. (N Z) Ltd first established themselves in New Zealand in 1934. Specialising in corsetry and underwear manufacturing, a small factory was built in Palmerston North in 1937, and the main "Libertyland " factory was completed and opened in 1946. The company was acquired by Courtalds Pty (UK) in 1965 and then in 1990 became a wholly owed subsidy of Lane Walker Rudkin (LWR) lndustries Ltd, New Zealand’s largest textile garment company. Libertyland closed to business in July 2009, and was demolished in 2012.

Creator
Date
1950s
Place
Corner of Tremaine Avenue and Roy Street, Palmerston North
 
Milkmaids Float - 1971 Palmerston North Centennial Jubilee Parade

Milkmaids Float - 1971 Palmerston North Centennial Jubilee Parade

Women dressed as milkmaids, including one pretending to milk a model cow, ride through The Square for the 1971 Palmerston North Jubilee. 92 floats took part in the Palmerston North City Centennial celebrations of 1971. Approx. 10,000 people were present at the event to celebrate 100 years of Palmerston North.

 
Crowds at the 1971 Palmerston North Centennial Jubilee Parade

Crowds at the 1971 Palmerston North Centennial Jubilee Parade

Large crowds of people watch as the floats make their way through The Square for the 1971 Palmerston North Jubilee. Note the children perched in the tree for a better view. 92 floats took part at the Palmerston North City Centennial celebrations of 1971. Approx. 10,000 people were present at the event to celebrate 100 years of Palmerston North.

 
Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey Agricultural College

Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey Agricultural College

The Sir Geoffrey Peren Building (named for the first principal of Massey Agricultural College, previously known as the Old Main Building) was designed by Roy A. Lippincott in the Spanish Mission / Mission Revival style. It was built by Fletcher Construction, with its foundation stone laid in 1929 and opening in 1931. As the main building of Massey Agricultural College it housed lecture rooms, teaching and research laboratories, a library, assembly hall, students' common room and staff studies. It is now used for offices, teaching and research.

 
Costumed Man - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Costumed Man - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is a man wearing a large false head making his way down Rangitikei Street.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
Rngititkei Street, Palmerston North
 
Traction Engine - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Traction Engine - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is the "Burrell" Patent Tractor making its way down Rangitikei Street. People watching the parade from the balcony of the Royal Hotel and the New Zealand Insurance Co Ltd building roof are visible.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North
 
Heavy Truck - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Heavy Truck - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is a heavy truck making its way down Rangitikei Street while a crowd of onlookers watches from the street and the surrounding buildings.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North
 
Procession of Cars - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Procession of Cars - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is a line of cars lead by a jigger taking part in the parade. The building to the right of the cars is the Waldegrave Building, still standing today [2016] on the corner of Broadway Avenue and The Square.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
PDC Float - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

PDC Float - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is the PDC float. A women wearing a costume made of flowers rides on top.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
Palmerston North
 
Wolseley Automobile - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Wolseley Automobile - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is an old Wolseley packed with costumed people taking part in the parade. The building to the right of the car is the Waldegrave Building, still standing today [2016] on the corner of Broadway Avenue and The Square.

 
Rosco's Float - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Rosco's Float - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is the float made by C M Ross Co Ltd. A women wearing a costume made of flowers rides on top.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Costumed Men - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Costumed Men - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Three men in papermache heads walk past the Grand Hotel on the corner of Church Street West and The Square.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
Corner of Church Street West and the Square, The Square, Palmerston North
 
Wagonful of Pioneers - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Wagonful of Pioneers - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is a wagon load of people dressed in pioneer costumes. The PDC building is just visible on the left side of the image.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Procession of Cars - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Procession of Cars - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is a line of cars lead by a jigger taking part in the parade. The building to the right of the cars is the Waldegrave Building, still standing today [2016] on the corner of Broadway Avenue and The Square.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Newmans Coach - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Newmans Coach - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is a Newmans Coach. The building that the bus is moving past is the Soldier's Club on the corner of George Street and Cuba Street, still standing today [2016] though it now operates as a cafe.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
Corner of Cuba and George Street, Palmerston North
 
Decorated Automobile - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Decorated Automobile - 1952 Jubilee Celebrations

Palmerston North held its 75th Jubilee Celebrations during the week of 15th March 1952. Shown here is a car painted with slogans and festooned with streamers going round the corner of George Street and Cuba Steet.

Creator
Date
March 15, 1952
Place
Corner of Cuba and George Street, Palmerston North
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