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.
The Golden Gate Milk Bar was situated at 78 Courtenay Place, Wellington, opposite the St James Theatre. It was owned and operated by Peter Bares 1935-1942. Peter Bares was born in Greece and emigrated to New Zealand in 1930. In 1945 he moved to Palmerston North when he bought the Royale Dutch luncheon and tearooms. From left: Unknown; Kleoniki Ververis, sister of Peter Bares (Panayioti Ververis); Linda Hardy; Shirley Walsh; Loretta ?. Further information can be found on the Bares family and businesses at IMCA A175/381-R.
A group of friends on a swimming excursion to the Manawatu River, accessed from the end of Albert Street, Palmerston North. From left: Matt Moody; Tom Bainbridge; Ross Greatorex (seated); Dave Greatorex (seated); Margaret Greatorex (later Hansen); Patricia Hayes (later Eaton); Pete Hansen. Also can be seen, David Greatorex’s car.
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.
Pupils from Tuarakina Maori 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 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 (surname unknown) from Turakina Maori Girls College, who was attending a Presbyterian Bible Class at Terrace End, organised by the Manawatu District Committee.
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.
Pat Hayes (later Eaton) at 4 years of age, attending the Palmerston North Agricultural and Pastoral Show, held annually at the showgrounds.
Pat and Jan playing in the garden of the Hayes family home at 11 Anderson Street, Palmerston North.
Pat (b.1941) and Diane (B.1946), the daughters Freda and Thomas Hayes, picutred in the backyard of their home at 11 Anderson Place, Palmerston North.
Diane on her tricycle, and Pat with her bike, at 11 Anderson Street, Palmerston North. Pat received her bike on her 10th birthday. pat and Diane are the daughters of Freda and Thomas Hayes.
Pat Hayes (later Eaton) was the Doolan family babysitter. From left: Pat; Raewyn Doolan; Fluff the cat. At the Doolan home in Parata Street.
Pat Hayes (later Eaton) in her Palmerston North Girls High School uniform, taken in the backyard of 11 Anderson Street, Palmerston North.
Mr Beckett who delivered groceries along Scotts Road to Moturimu farmers every Saturday from 1911 – 1917.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs Francis May Prosser at the Manawatū District Bible Class Girls Easter Camp. The camp was held at St Andrew's Church on the corner of Church and Ashley Streets, Palmerston North. Sleeping accommodation was provided upstairs in the Memorial Sunday School Hall and in the larger Sunday School Hall.
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.
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".
Identified pupils: Margaret Greatorex (later Hansen), standing 4th from left; Gaye Gorman (later Baker), standing 5th from left. In right hand window, from left: Lesley Robért; Jan Hastie (later Schrama); Janice Maskery.
11 Anderson Place, Palmerston North was the home of Freda and Thomas Hayes and family in the 1950s.
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.
The Brown, Shaw, Milner, Shere and Wolfsbauer families picnicking over the river from the Brown House property, opposite Arnold Chamoves property.
Picnic on the side of the road at Longlands, near Hastings. From left: Pat Hayes (later Eaton); Vera Rowe (aunt of Pat and Diane); Diane Hayes.
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.
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.
The Wesley Broadway Church was originally called St Paul's. It was designed by James Bennie in 1911 and was the third Methodist church on this site. In 1989 the two Methodist churches in Palmeston North (the other in Cuba Street) combined to become the Wesley Broadway Church.
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.