Mavis Marion George (1912-1968), married Edwin Roy Ingram (1906-1997), on 22 June 1940. Mavis was the daughter of Agnes Innes George (née Marshall), (c.1878 -1942) and Wilberforce Alfred George (1867 - 1921), of 56 Linton Street. Edwin was the son of Lilian Lavinia Ingram (née Hook) (c.1881 - 1958) and Edwin Ingram (c.1879 - 1949).
Flooding at Richmond Escolme Harrison's residence in Albert Street. R E Harrison was a nurseryman of Hokowhitu, Palmerston North, and after the flood the family was never return to this home. the house is now the Village Inn in Hokowhitu. In May 1941 the Manawatu River flooded about 250 hectares of the city. A stop bank between Fitzroy Street and Jickell Street had been constructed but it proved inadequate for the flood waters.
375 Albert Street, Palmeston North, stood approximately opposite what is now the Hokowhitu shopping centre. In May 1941 the Manawatu River flooded about 250 hectares of the city. A stop bank between Fitzroy Street and Jickell Street had been constructed but it proved inadequate.
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.
A groups of friends on a swimming excursion to the Manawatu River, accessed at the end of Albert Street, Palmerston North. From left: Tom Bainbridge; Margaret Greatorex (later Hansen); Patricia Hayes (later Eaton); Pete Hansen; Ross Greatorex.
Bledisloe Park was a favourite picnic and swimming hole for many families. Pat and Diane are the children of Thomas and Freda Hayes of Palmerston North.
Aorangi Private Hospital was built on land occupied by Mr Maurice Cohen’s estate. The section was purchased in the 1930s by Mr A Siefert and the house remodelled for a nurses' home while the hospital was being constructed in 1935. The building was designed by Mr Reginald Thorrold-Jaggard, built by Messrs Dickel and Kempson, and originally had 10,000 square feet of floor area and facilities for 26 patients. It was y-shaped to allow maximum sunlight to all the rooms. In 1950 the hospital was purchased by the Sisters of Mercy and was known as the 'Mater' until being renamed Mercy Hospital in 1969. In 2000 it was bought by a group of local medical specialists and its name reverted to Aorangi Hospital. After this building was demolished a modern building is now on this site housing Broadway Radiology 
The Māori Battalion Hall, named 'Te Rau Aroha' (emblem of gratitude), was erected in Palmerston North as a national memorial to the men of the 28th (Māori) 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 Māori 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.
Pupils from Tuarakina Māori Girls College at the Manawatu District Bible Class Girls Easter Camp, St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
the camp was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on the corner of Ashley and Church Streets in Palmerston North. Sleeping accommodation was provided upstairs in the Memorial Sunday School hall and in the larger Sunday School Hall.
The Royale Dutch, on The Square, Palmerston North, situated in the Waldegrave building, was run by Peter and Maria Bares from 1945-c1958. Peter Bares (Panayioti Ververis) and wife Maria were both born in Greece and emigrated separately to New Zealand in 1930 and 1939 respectively. They bought the Royale Dutch in 1945 and Peter renovated it along American lines of self service, something new to New Zealand. This area upstairs was hired out for wedding receptions. There was a small kitchen, toilet facilites and a dumb waiter to bring food up from the kitchen below. In about 1958 the business was sold to two couples, Evans and Williams, and was renamed the Royal Dutch Lounge. Further information can be found on the Bares family and businesses at IMCA A175/381-R.
Caccia Birch was designed by L G West and built for Jacob Nannestad, a sawmiller, in about 1892. After being sold to Jack Strang in 1903 the house, known as 'Woodhey', was extensively enlarged, both by him and by the New Zealand Government during the time it was leased for use as Government House 1908-1910. In 1921 the house was sold to William Caccia Birch. After Caccia Birch's death it was gifted to the NZ Government in 1941, and was variously used by the army in WWII, as a convalescent home for nurses, and by both Victoria and Massey Universities. The house has been owned by Palmerston North City Council since 1984 and has been restored and renovated as a conference and function centre. It is a Category 1 listed building with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust because of its historical and architectural and community significance.
Primer 2 infant class of West End School, Palmerston North, taught by Miss Freeman (not pictured). From left. Back Row: Unknown; Peter Reynolds; Bobby Bell; Unknown; Unknown; Brian Marshall; ? Robinson; Kevin McSweeney. Third row: Nicholas Thompson; Unknown; Unknown; Unknown; Keith Clausen; Unknown; Unknown; John Te Rangi; Glengarry McDonell; Peter Markham. Second row: Unknown; Ian Matheson; Selwyn Francis; Ken Turner; Unknown; Unknown: Brian Kelleher; Gordon Cameron; Donald Scott; Unknown; Mark Fuller. Front Row: Maxine McGormick; Unknown; Pauline Loveridge; Catherine Imery; Judith Proctor; Terry ?; ? Duthie; Unknown; Unknown; Unknown; ? Johnston.
Two people boating in the floodwaters, taken from outside 147 Te Awe Awe Street, Palmerston North. The Manawatu River flooded about 250 hectares of the city. A stop bank between Fitzroy Street and Jickell Street had been constructed but it proved inadequate.
The original Black Bridge, built in 1927, was destroyed in a flash flood in 1964. Here, builders are bringing in new girders for the construction of the new Black Bridge.
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.
A piece of 4 inch cast iron pipe lying in the Kahuterawa Stream, part of the Fitzherbert West Water Race Scheme which was built in 1917 to supply farms with water in the Fitzherbert West area. Pipes were installed in the stream to transport water down to a settlement box, which removed the silt and debris, and onto the farms.
A water intake for the old Fitzherbert West Water Race Scheme, which was built in 1917 to supply farms with water in the Fitzherbert West area. Pipes were installed in the stream to take water down to a settlement box, which removed the silt and debris, and onto the farms.
Trucks tranport the second girder into place in the construction of the new Black Bridge. The original Black Bridge, built 1927, was damaged in a flash flood in 1964.
The original Black Bridge was built by Poole and Klein in 1927. Mat Wolfsbauer is shown here leading his horses home from Top Farm. It is now owned by the Palmerston North City Council and the area is known as the Woodpecker Block.
The original Black Bridge was built by Poole and Klein in 1927, due to the tragic drowning of William F Brown, who tried to cross the river in flood after possum trapping. It is now owned by the Palmerston North City Council and the area is known as the Woodpecker Block.
A flash flood damaged Black Bridge in 1964. Lyall Pickering (Kairanga County Council engineer), Albert Lyall (Kairanga County council foreman) and Mr & Mr Stewart Oxenham inspect the damaged Black Bridge.
James Burtton built this bridge over the Tokomaru Stream to improve his farm access. It later collapsed and dropped him into the stream resulting in his death 15 March 1941.
In May 1941 the Manawatu River flooded about 250 hectares of Palmerston North. A stop bank between Fitzroy Street and Jickell Street had been constructed but it proved inadequate for the flood waters.