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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.

 
Katherine

Katherine

Katherine (surname unknown) from Turakina Maori Girls College, who was attending a Presbyterian Bible Class at Terrace End, organised by the Manawatu District Committee.

 
Electric Power House, Keith Street

Electric Power House, Keith Street

Situated at Terrace End the Power House commenced supplying power to Palmerston North and to the Manawatu-Oroua Electric Power Board in May 1924. The power station operated as the main supply throughout the 1920s and at times in the 1930s, and continued to be used to cut peak demand until the 1990s. It is now home to the Electric Power Station Trust.

 
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.

 
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.

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