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"Pole Sitter Returns To Earth"

"Pole Sitter Returns To Earth"

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 4th April 1963. "After 71.5 hours the Massey University College of the Manawatu pole sitter returned to earth to the cheers of a large crowd. He was immediately surrounded by small boys with autograph books."

 
Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey University Palmerston North Campus

Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey University Palmerston North Campus

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.

 
The Centennial Convention Centre, Main Street

The Centennial Convention Centre, Main Street

The Centennial Convention Centre, the third and final stage of the Civic Centre, was officially opened on Sunday September 28, 1980. The centre was designed to hold conferences, exhibitions and social events. The ground floor has the exhibition hall, foyer, social gallery and kitchen facilities. On the first floor is the convention hall, gallery, bar, and food preparation areas. Both areas can double as conference areas and operate independently at the same time, catering for up to 1000 people. This view shows the centre from the Piazza, between the Civic Administration building and the Convention Centre. the entrance to the Convention Centre has now been renovated. the corner of George Street can be seen in the foreground, opposite the Convention Centre.

 
West End Amateur Swimming Champions - Raewyn Watt

West End Amateur Swimming Champions - Raewyn Watt

This photograph comes from a large set of images of people involved in the West End Amateur Swim Club, donated by a member of the public to the Ian Matheson City Archives. The images are largely of the winners of local competitions, but there are also some photographs of swimmers in action and away competitions. The dates run from the early 1960s through to the early 1970s.

 
Ashhurst Methodist Church and hall

Ashhurst Methodist Church and hall

Ashhurst Methodist Church and hall on Bamfield Street, prior to its removal 15 October 2015. It now forms part of a house at 56 Junction Road, Te Puna. More photographs are held than are available on Manawatū Heritage. Please ask staff.

 
Berry Engineering Works

Berry Engineering Works

Berry Engineering was established in 1907 by Mr Edwin Berry, in Main Street, as E. D. Berry General Engineer. As they grew, they moved to Ferguson Street, then to Ashley Street, and sons Frank, Zean and Edwin Jnr joined the business. They manufactured a wide variety of industrial equipment, and were particularly involved with the dairy industry over the years. It is presumed that this image was taken at the Ashley Street site, when the firm was then trading as Mauri Engineering. During the 1980s it became Protech Engineering and was situated in Railway Road. More images in this series are held. Please ask staff if interested.

 
Butterfly lakelet in The Square

Butterfly lakelet in The Square

A boy posing in front of the Butterfly Lakelet in The Square, and beyond to the corner of Fitzherbert Avenue. At centre, on the corner of Fitzherbert Avenue can be seen the Municipal Library of the time.

Creator
Date
1960s
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Palmerston North railway yards

Palmerston North railway yards

The railway yards between Main Street and Church Street, prior to their move to edge of Palmerston North, off Tremaine Avenue, in the 1960s.

Creator
Date
1960s
Place
Main Street, Palmerston North
 
Funeral of Kerei Te Panau

Funeral of Kerei Te Panau

Published image of the group who attended the funeral of Kerei Te Panau at Terrace End Cemetery. Kerei Te Panau was a prominent Palmerston North Maori. Image from the Auckland Weekly.

Creator
Date
November 1908
Place
Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North
 
Former Ashhurst Methodist Church at Te Puna

Former Ashhurst Methodist Church at Te Puna

The Ashhurst Methodist Church (the left wing of the house under construction) that formerly stood in Bamfield Street, Ashhurst, was purchased in 2015 to become part of a newly built home at 56 Junction Road, Te Puna. More photographs are held than are available on Manawatū Heritage. Please ask staff.

 
Clock tower in The Square

Clock tower in The Square

The Clock Tower was built in The Square in 1955 through a donation from local businessman, Arthur Hopwood. The sound shell that was originally attached was removed in the 1990s. Beyond can be a seen a steam train running through The Square. The railway was finally diverted to the outskirts of Palmerston North in 1964.

 
Train going through The Square

Train going through The Square

A passsenger train travelling through The Square, at the corner of Main Street. Beyond can be seen the Commercial Hotel on the corner, and the corner of The Square gardens. Not long after this image was taken the railway was diverted from The Square to the edge of the city, and the railway lines were removed.

Creator
Date
1960s
Place
Corner of Main Street and The Square
 
Flaxmill, Tokomaru

Flaxmill, Tokomaru

This image comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Many of these negatives are labelled as having been taken in Tokomaru, but many have no information with them. They were donated to the City Archives in 1971.

Creator
Date
1910 to 1920
 
Cowshed - Griffiths farm

Cowshed - Griffiths farm

This image comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Many of these negatives are labelled as having been taken in Tokomaru, but many have no information with them. They were donated to the City Archives in 1971.

Creator
Date
1910 to 1920
 
Unidentified Post Office

Unidentified Post Office

This image comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Many of these negatives are labelled as having been taken in Tokomaru, but many have no information with them. They were donated to the City Archives in 1971.

Creator
Date
1910 to 1920
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