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Diary of Gunner James A Stubbs – World War Two

Diary of Gunner James A Stubbs – World War Two

This is the transcribed war diary of Gunner James Athol Stubbs (service number 437400), who died from viral hepatitis Type A while returning home from serving in the New Zealand Artillery, 6 Field.

 
Collinson Family Portrait

Collinson Family Portrait

This is a portrait of Mr and Mrs H.C. Collinson and Family. Back row from left: Emma, Henry; Leo; Jim; Florence. Front row from left: Myrtle, Mr H.C. Collinson, Doris, Mrs Collinson nee Frances Elizabeth Gittings.

 
Rostrata Nurse Aids

Rostrata Nurse Aids

This photograph shows a group of nurse aids employed at Rostrata Maternity Home. The only identified person is Zena Bourke, who stands second from right. The building was situated on the corner of Ruahine and Ferguson Streets and owned by E B Watson who ran it as a private maternity hospital for many years. Mrs E Dujany later held the lease until 1949. The Palmerston North Hospital Board took over maternity services until 1962, when Rostrata was closed due to the Palmerston North Hospital adding 40 more beds to its Maternity section. In the 13 years that the board had Rostrata, there were 6119 patients and 5230 births. The 1973 owner converted the building into flats from the original two houses joined by annexes on the one acre section. The old trees, including a large Australian red gum will remain.

 
Rostrata Nurse Aids

Rostrata Nurse Aids

This photograph shows a group of nurse aids employed at Rostrata Maternity Home. Zena Bourke can be seen first on the left (standing) and the matron is fifth from left (standing). The building was situated on the corner of Ruahine and Ferguson Streets and owned by E B Watson who ran it as a private maternity hospital for many years. Mrs E Dujany later held the lease until 1949. The Palmerston North Hospital Board took over maternity services until 1962, when Rostrata was closed due to the Palmerston North Hospital adding 40 more beds to its Maternity section. In the 13 years that the board had Rostrata, there were 6119 patients and 5230 births. The 1973 owner converted the building into flats from the original two houses joined by annexes on the one acre section. The old trees, including a large Australian red gum remained.

 
Couple on Motorcycle with Sidecar

Couple on Motorcycle with Sidecar

This photograph shows a man on a 2-Speed Douglas motorcycle and a woman riding in the sidecar. The people are unidentified, but also appear in 2015P_IMCA-DigitalMaster_011123.

 
Bert Malcolm on his Royal Ruby

Bert Malcolm on his Royal Ruby

This photograph shows Bert Malcolm on a motorcycle - the markings on the bike indicate that it is a Rudge Multi. Shortly after this picture was taken, he left for war service in Egypt and Palestine with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. After the war, Bert was a building contractor in Palmerston North between 1925-1960.

 
Feilding Cubs Visit to Manawatu Evening Standard

Feilding Cubs Visit to Manawatu Evening Standard

This photograph ran in the Manawatu Evening Standard, 6 September 1963 with the caption: "During the week, Cubs from Feilding visited the "Manawatu Standard" office. Here they are seen watching Mr R Hardman as he operates a linotype machine."

 
Making Cloth at Jacquards Mill

Making Cloth at Jacquards Mill

This photograph shows the interior of Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited, including a shot of two men working on the knitting machines. Published in the Manawatu Standard 12 February 1968. In the 1967 Palmerston North phone book the factory is listed as Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited at 601 Featherston Street. Personnel included General Manager V Kraak, Manager W.V. Hobbs and Secretary M F Ryder.

 
Making Cloth at Jacquards Mill

Making Cloth at Jacquards Mill

This photograph shows the interior of Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited, including a close up shot of the sewing and knitting machines. Published in the Manawatu Evening Standard 12 February 1968 In the 1967 Palmerston North phone book the factory is listed as Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited at 601 Featherston Street. Personnel included General Manager V Kraak, Manager W.V. Hobbs and Secretary M F Ryder.

 
Making Cloth at Jacquard Hosiery Mill

Making Cloth at Jacquard Hosiery Mill

This photograph shows the interior of Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited, including the knitting machinery. The Jacquard Hosiery Mills Ltd, were knitters of underwear and outerwear, that went under the brand name 'Jacquard. The mill was situated at 601 Featherston Street, Palmerston North. Published in the Manawatu Evening Standard 12 February 1968.In the 1967 Palmerston North phone book the factory is listed as Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited at 601 Featherston Street. Personnel included General Manager V Kraak, Manager W.V. Hobbs and Secretary M F Ryder.

 
First Day at College Street School, 1968

First Day at College Street School, 1968

This photograph is stored with the caption, "Tuesday February 6, 1968 was the first day at primary school for many Palmerston North children."

 
Massey Agricultural College Capping Ball

Massey Agricultural College Capping Ball

Joan Klee and partner dressed up for the Massey College Capping Ball. Massey Agricultural College was opened in 1928, and was the forerunner of Massey University. Joan Klee married Kenneth Lindsay McDonald.

 
Collinson - Flood Wedding

Collinson - Flood Wedding

Wedding group photograph of bride, groom, wedding party and guests. Standing from left; Henry C. Collinson*; Frank H Garner; T.J. Jim Collinson*; the bridegroom – Leopold H Collinson; the Bride - Alice Mary Collinson, nee Flood; Florence E Collinson*; Myrtle Collinson*; Doris Collinson*; Horatio Flood*. Seated from left: Emma* (nee Collinson, Mrs F.M. Garber; with Frank H Garner Jnr in front; the bridegroom’s parents – H.C. Collinson and Mrs H.C. Collinson; the bride’s mother, Mrs H.C. Groube-Flood; and Miss Victorine Flood*. For their honeymoon, the bridal couple departed by train for Stoney Creek (now Whakarongo)and then got Woodfield to meet them there with a horse-drawn vehicle and bring them back to their house in Ferguson street (opposite the present Palmerston North Intermediate School) where they stayed for several days before announcing their arrival back in Palmerston North. (* indicates the bridal couple’s siblings – added by Zeta Robertson, younger daughter of Eric Francis Collinson, the younger son of LH and AM Collinson, 14 April 2012)

 
View of the Manawatu River, Rangiotu Flood

View of the Manawatu River, Rangiotu Flood

This photograph shows the Manawatu River, taken during the 1953 Rangiotu Flood, one of the worst on record for the area.

 
Sunbathing at the Lido Pool

Sunbathing at the Lido Pool

This photograph shows two people enjoying the sun at Lido Pool in Park Road, Palmerston North. The Lido swimming pool is situated on 10 acres of land previously owned by the old Awatapu Golf Club. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966. The Lido consists of indoor and outdoor pools.

 
Rehearsal of ‘The Student Prince’

Rehearsal of ‘The Student Prince’

The Palmeston North Operatic Society are shown here performing 'The Drinking Song' during rehearsals for their production of "The Student Prince", in the Palmerston North Opera House. This photograph ran in the Manawatu Evening Standard, 23 August 1963.

 
Holidaymakers at the Palmerston North Municipal Motor Camp

Holidaymakers at the Palmerston North Municipal Motor Camp

This photograph is stored with the caption, "Holidaymakers at the PN Municipal Motor Camp".

 
Rugby Game at Palmerston North Showgrounds

Rugby Game at Palmerston North Showgrounds

This photograph shows the North Island and All Black trials for the 1957 Australian Tour. Men are shown playing rugby to vie for a spot on the teams.

 
Making Cloth at Jacquard Hosiery Mill

Making Cloth at Jacquard Hosiery Mill

This photograph shows the interior of Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited, including machinists sitting sewing machines. The Jacquard Hosiery Mills Ltd, were knitters of underwear and outerwear, that went under the brand name 'Jacquard. The mill was situated at 601 Featherston Street, Palmerston North. Published in the Manawatu Evening Standard 12 February 1968.In the 1967 Palmerston North phone book the factory is listed as Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited at 601 Featherston Street. Personnel included General Manager V Kraak, Manager W.V. Hobbs and Secretary M F Ryder.

 
First Day at College Street School, 1968

First Day at College Street School, 1968

This photograph is stored with the caption, "Tuesday February 6, 1968 was the first day at primary school for many Palmerston North children."

 
Jaycee Market Day

Jaycee Market Day

This photograph is stored with the caption, "Children and their mothers have fun at the Jaycee Market Day in Palmerston North this Saturday."

 
Making Cloth at Jacquard Hosiery Mill

Making Cloth at Jacquard Hosiery Mill

This photograph shows the interior of Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited, including the seamstresses working at sewing machines. The Jacquard Hosiery Mills Ltd, were knitters of underwear and outerwear, that went under the brand name 'Jacquard. The mill was situated at 601 Featherston Street, Palmerston North. Published in the Manawatu Evening Standard 12 February 1968.In the 1967 Palmerston North phone book the factory is listed as Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited at 601 Featherston Street. Personnel included General Manager V Kraak, Manager W.V. Hobbs and Secretary M F Ryder.

 
Making Cloth at Jacquards Mill

Making Cloth at Jacquards Mill

This photograph shows the interior of Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited, including a shot of a workman standing next to machinery. Published in the Manawatu Evening Standard 12 February 1968.In the 1967 Palmerston North phone book the factory is listed as Jacquard Hosiery Mills Limited at 601 Featherston Street. Personnel included General Manager V Kraak, Manager W.V. Hobbs and Secretary M F Ryder.

 
Father's Day at Milverton Kindergarten

Father's Day at Milverton Kindergarten

This photograph ran with the caption, "A father's day was held by the Milverton Kindergarten on Saturday. Some of the fathers are seen with their children while the juniors show their ability with the paintbrush. In the photograph they are (from left): Janice Guthrie, Lee and Mr A Mason; Tony and Mr G D Stuart; Ross and Mr V Simcox, and Miss J Hunt, a supervisor."

 
The Great Sorcar

The Great Sorcar

This photograph ran with the caption, "The Great Sorcar as he stepped off the bus from the aerodrome yesterday with the five girls in his company. They are all relatives of his and are, they say, enjoying our lovely country very much". Sorcar was a magician and illusionist from India, part of a family of traditional magicians. Among his stage attractions was the very realistic sawing of a lady in half and the Indian rope trick. He presented his show over several days in the Palmerston North's Opera House to capacity crowds.

 
Spectators at the Lido Pool

Spectators at the Lido Pool

This photograph shows a crowd of adults and children watching swimmers at Lido Pool in Park Road, Palmerston North. The Lido swimming pool is situated on 10 acres of land previously owned by the old Awatapu Golf Club. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966. The Lido consists of indoor and outdoor pools.

 
Spectators at the Lido Pool

Spectators at the Lido Pool

This photograph shows a crowd of people enjoying the facilities at the Lido Pool in Park Road, Palmerston North. The Lido swimming pool is situated on 10 acres of land previously owned by the old Awatapu Golf Club. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966. The Lido consists of indoor and outdoor pools.

 
At the Lido Pool

At the Lido Pool

This photograph shows two young people enjoying the facilities at the Lido Pool in Park Road, Palmerston North. The Lido swimming pool is situated on 10 acres of land previously owned by the old Awatapu Golf Club. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966. The Lido consists of indoor and outdoor pools.

 
People Swimming at the Lido Pool

People Swimming at the Lido Pool

This photograph shows a crowd of adults and children at the Lido Pool in Park Road, Palmerston North. The Lido swimming pool is situated on 10 acres of land previously owned by the old Awatapu Golf Club. The pool was planned in 1964, building got under was 23 January 1965 and was officially opened 15 November 1966. The Lido consists of indoor and outdoor pools.

 
“Another Hole in the Road”

“Another Hole in the Road”

This photograph is stored with the caption, "City Council Workmen repairing a storm water drain on the corner of Park Road and Fitzherbert Avenue. It was necessary to dig down to a depth of 14 ft. to uncover the drain which is understood to be the first sewer installed in the Fitzherbert Avenue area."

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