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Carncot School for Girls, Broadway Avenue

Carncot School for Girls, Broadway Avenue

In 1955 this property at 163 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, was purchased to serve as a school building for Carncot School. Carncot School was started by Constance L Standford in The Square, moved to Duke (now Princess) Street in 1906, and then to Broadway Avenue. Originally it was a private school for boys and girls but now operates as Carncot Independent School for Girls.

 
Women at work at the Manawatu Knitting Mills

Women at work at the Manawatu Knitting Mills

The Manawatū Knitting Mills' Ltd was founded by John Stubbs c1888 and situated in Main Street, Palmerston North. It was a large employer of women workers. Jessie Davis (later Henrici), daughter of James and Harriet Davis, is shown at centre. For more information on the Manawatū Knitting Mills, see White, Jill (2007). ["Women at Work in the Manawatū Knitting Mills." _Manawatū Journal of History_, Vol. 3](https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/item/d1572973-019a-4679-9600-89222ba78491/pdf), pp.20-29.

 
Manawatū Knitting Mills staff

Manawatū Knitting Mills staff

The Manawatū Knitting Mills' Ltd was founded by John Stubbs c1888 and situated in Main Street, Palmerston North. It was a large employer of women workers. The photograph is thought to include Jessie Davis (later Henrici), who worked there prior to her marriage. A note on the back says, "To Jessie from Miss Burr'. Jessie (1907-1992) was the daughter of James and Harriet Davis of Palmerston North. She married Olaf Henrici and had two daughters. For more information on the Manawatū Knitting Mills, see White, Jill (2007). ["Women at Work in the Manawatū Knitting Mills." _Manawatū Journal of History_, Vol.3](https://manawatuheritage.pncc.govt.nz/item/d1572973-019a-4679-9600-89222ba78491/pdf), pp.20-29.

 
Businesses on The Square

Businesses on The Square

Businesses between the Church Street corner of The Square and Fitzherbert Avenue: Pegdens; HSP; D M George; Wackers; American Lounge; B H Just; Bert Pratt; Occidental hotel. D.M. George, clothiers was established in 1883. the Square gardens show gardeners tending the flower beds, and the Te Peeti Te Awe Awe statue, erected 1907.

 
Helicopter transports materials to the Sledge Track, Kahuterawa

Helicopter transports materials to the Sledge Track, Kahuterawa

A helicopter was used to lift building materials, from a new carpark by the old Black Bridge, for the Sledge Track construction. The Sledge Track is located at the end of Kahuterawa Road, 17 km from the Palmerston North. It was opened in 2003. Ian Argyle proposed the development of the track to Palmerston North City Council in 1999, as part of the walkway network. Over the succeeding years, and following the original survey of the old road, Mr Argyle aided by volunteers, opened up and cleared what would become know as the 'Sledge Track".

 
Annual picnic at Moturimu

Annual picnic at Moturimu

Employees and their families gathered for the annual McGregor Bros Mill picnic at Moturimu. Moturimu is situated at the Fitzhbert West hills, near Linton. There were three McGregor Brothers, John, James and David. John McGregor was the Post master from 1906 – 1911, and another was known as “Wire Rope McGregor’ for being able to splice long lengths of one inch wire rope together.

 
Picnic area, Kahuterawa Stream

Picnic area, Kahuterawa Stream

The picnic spot as seen from the bridge over the Kahuterawa Stream. The St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Bible Class biked to this point for their Labour Day Rally.

 
Picnic at Foxton Beach

Picnic at Foxton Beach

Members of the Presbyterian Bible class having picnic. From left: Shirley Salter; Beverley Newton; Helen Dunlop; Beth Thompson, Jocelyn Mead; David Hounsell (in front); unknown; Elayne Thompson; unknown; Maurice Thompson; David Dransfield. Persons standing between the cars are unknown.

 
'Who was the Ugliest' competition, McGregor Mill picnic

'Who was the Ugliest' competition, McGregor Mill picnic

The men vying for the 'ugliest' were employees of the McGregor Bros Mill. The picnic was held at the Motorimu Hall, which was a popular local venue for concerts and other entertainment for people in the Linton area. The McGregor Brothers' ran a mill at Hilltop (Motorimu) c1900-1911. During that time, the brothers ran a Post Office and established a school and church services in the area.

 
Sledge Track map, Kahuterawa

Sledge Track map, Kahuterawa

The Sledge Track is located at the end of Kahuterawa Road, 17 km from the Palmerston North. It was opened in 2003. GPS (Global Positioning System) readings and old survey maps guided ensure the track follows the original road to the point where it linked up with the loop tracks within Hardings Park. Ian Matheson, Palmerston North City Archivist, was greatly involved with the historical maps on the signage.

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circa 2003
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Manawatu
 
‘Log Cabin’ house, 170 Russell Street

‘Log Cabin’ house, 170 Russell Street

The 'Log Cabin' was built in 1923 by Les Arnott. It was built in the Californian bungalow style but modelled on a Canadian log cabin. The 'logs' are actually bricks covered with concrete. It also has a dendromorphic (tree form) fence, made of concrete and plaster to resemble 'logs'.

 
All Saints Girl Guides and Leaders

All Saints Girl Guides and Leaders

Taken in the All Saints Church Hall. From left. Back Row: Unknown; Cheryl Prime; Mary Inglis; Lesley Farr; Unknown; Jill Rolfe; Pauline Hayes; Shona Walker; Unknown; Unknown; Sandra Newton. Middle Row: Unknown; Rosemary Bassett; Unknown; Pam Rolfe; Diane Newton; Judy Carkeek; Barbara McGregor; Delwyn Gibson; Alison McGregor; Delys Benoit; Patricia Hayes; Margaret Mills. Front Row: Keita Sydow; Deidre Holmes; Helen Fife; Kay Holmes; Raelee Jacobsen; Maureen Baker; Janet Short; Mrs. Baker (Captain); Pat Hay (Lefty); Joy Tisdale; Gretchen Possin; Marie Metcalfe; Raewyn Carkeek; Robin Crighton.

 
Te Rau Aroha' Maori Battalion Hall /  Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Cuba Street

Te Rau Aroha' Maori Battalion Hall / Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Cuba Street

The Maori Battalion Hall, named 'Te Rau Aroha' (emblem of gratitude), was erected in Palmerston North as a national memorial to the men of the 28th (Maori) Battalion who lost their lives in the Second World War. It was designed by John Scott, architect of Hastings, and the 14 carved panels on the facade (8 feet x 1 foot 6 inches) were carved by Kelly Kereama of Feilding. Inside 639 names of those who did not return are inscribed on 14 brass plates. All the concrete, both inside and out, was left unplastered and with the marks of the boxing to symbolise the strength of the Maori people. The three-storey building was planned as a community centre to serve all races and was opened in June 1964 by the Governor General, Sir Bernard Fergusson. At the time this photo was taken, it served as the Visual Arts school of the Wananga O Aotearoa.

 
Page 1: Grand Masonic Ball programme
Page 2: Grand Masonic Ball programme

Grand Masonic Ball programme

The Grand Masonic Ball and presentation of debutantes was organised annually by the Palmerston North combined Masonic Lodges. In 1964 the ball was held at the Izadium in Fitzherbert Avenue, and 17 young women were introduced to society.

 
56 Linton Street ready for removal

56 Linton Street ready for removal

The house was designed by L G West for Wilberforce Alfred George in 1910. W A George was a clothier on The Square, Palmerston North, carrying on the business established by his father D M George in 1883. At some later stage the house was sold and converted into flats. The PNCC acquired the property to allow for a new entrance into Palmerston North Intermediate Normal, from Linton Street. The house was sold for removal in 2010, to Central House Movers Ltd, Matipo Street Palmerston North.

 
Rostrata Maternity Home maternity fees receipt

Rostrata Maternity Home maternity fees receipt

Rostrata was situated on the corner of Ruahine and Ferguson Streets. It was built in the 1890s and run as a private maternity home, until the Palmerston North Hospital Board took it over. It continued under their administration 1949 - 1962 when it was closed. The receipt records the fees charged to Mrs Marjorie Matheson (wife of James), for the birth of her son Ian Roderick Matheson in 1946.

 
259 Albert Street, Palmerston North

259 Albert Street, Palmerston North

James Elwyn Mair Davis built the house at 171 Albert Street in 1924, for his family. He married Harriet Nelson 24 June 1896 in Palmerston North, and they had 7 children. They moved to Palmerston North c1910, after farming in the Tiritea /Fitzherbert area. The house was renumbered in the 1930s as 171 Albert Street.

 
Highden Manor Estate, Awahuri

Highden Manor Estate, Awahuri

In 1888 the Honorable Walter Woods Johnston, a Member of Parliament for the Manawatu for 13 years, bought 1000 acres of land in Manawatu. The estate was named after the Sussex estate of Johnston’s wife's father, Sir Charles Forster Goring, 7th Baronet of Highden. The house was built in 1898, and, as far as can be ascertained an east wing and conservatory was added in 1903. Highden stayed in the Johnston family until 1922, when it was divided into two lots. The homestead block of 222 acres, with the house, farm buildings and a stand of native bush, retained the name Highden and was purchased for use as a Novitiate House by the Marist Fathers in 1923. During this time a chapel and accommodation block was built (since rebuilt). The Marist Fathers retained Highden until 1990 when it was bought by Ken and Mary Dalziell and became a family home and function centre. It was sold in 2000 to a Dr Humelgaarden for use as a Shambala learning centre and again in 2003 for use as The School Down Under, an alternative school founded by Kent Fergusson. The school ran for about 3 years after which it remained vacant until bought by Avril Druker and Andrew Michaels in 2008. It is once again run as a function centre.

 
Kahuterawa Stream

Kahuterawa Stream

This piece of 4 inch, cast iron pipe was found lying in the kahuterawa Stream. The Fitzherbert West Water Race Scheme was built in 1917 to supply farms in the area with water. Pipes were installed in the stream to take water down to a settlement box which removed the silt and debris, and then onto the farms. Pipes were often smashed with the movement of large boulders in the stream.

 
Burtton's Whare, Kahuterawa

Burtton's Whare, Kahuterawa

James Burtton lived for many years in this whare on his property by the Tokomaru Stream. Burtton's Track in the Kahuterawa Reserve is named after him and forms part of the Te Araroa Tail network through New Zealand.

 
56 Linton Street

56 Linton Street

The house at 56 Linton Street was designed by L G West for Wilberforce Alfred George in 1910. W A George was a clothier on The Square, Palmerston North, carrying on the business established by his father D M George in 1883. At some later stage the house was sold and converted into flats. In 2010 the PNCC acquired the property to allow for a new entrance into Palmerston North Intermediate Normal, from Linton Street, and the house was sold for removal, to Central House Movers Ltd, Matipo Street Palmerston North.

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