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Flooded House in Rangiotu Flood

Flooded House in Rangiotu Flood

The 1953 flooding of the Manawatu and Oroua River was one of the worst on record for the area.It is said that the floodwaters reached the windowsills of this family home. A family member returned to the house to collect much needed supplies when the telephone rang. The company who owned the petrol pumps next door wanted them to be checked, but they were still under a foot of water at the time.

 
Partygoers at Goldingham and Beckett's Ball

Partygoers at Goldingham and Beckett's Ball

Goldingham and Beckett were Seed,Produce and General Merchants in Palmerston North. Joan Klee is shown in the far-right of the picture in a green dress. The photograph has been hand-tinted by her to illustrate the colour. W.E. Moore is pictured third from left.

 
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 Jujany 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.

 
Swimmers and spectators at the Lido Pool

Swimmers and spectators at the Lido Pool

This photograph shows swimmers and spectators 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.

 
Swimmers and spectators at the Lido Pool

Swimmers and spectators at the Lido Pool

This photograph shows a group of swimmers and spectators 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.

 
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.

 
Joan Klee dressed for Palmerston North 50th Jubilee

Joan Klee dressed for Palmerston North 50th Jubilee

Joan Klee is dressed in an outfit she created for the Palmerston North Diamond Jubilee Parade. It caused quite the stir at the time because of its transparent bottom half. She was a window-dresser for the department store Collinson and Cunninghame, thought to be the first qualified female window-dresser in the country. She was instructed in the art of window-dressing by Claude Dixon, who had traveled to the United States to study at the prestigious Macy's Department Store. Joan Klee married Kenneth Lindsey McDonald.

 
At the "Coronation Ball"

At the "Coronation Ball"

Five People dressed up for a Coronation Ball in 1937, held to celebrate the coronation of George VI and his wife Elizabeth as king and queen of the British Empire and Commonwealth. The middle couple is Joan Klee and future husband Kenneth Lindsay McDonald. He was a pilot and flew in WWII for the RNZAF.

 
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."

 
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.

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