Diane (left) and Pat Hayes, in the front porch of their family home at 11 Anderson Street, Palmerston North.
College Street school pupils. From left. Back row: Teacher, Mr Sanders; Barabara Everson; Judith Sears; Shirley Richardson; Pat Drake; Gaye Gorman; Maureen Baker; Jan Hastie; Valerie Dooney; Prue Carr; Elinor Patterson; Pat Hayes; Janet A’Court. Middle row: Colleen Campbell; Diane Just; Mary Feast; Valerie Bain; Frances Cameron; Diane Simmons; Valerie Mabey; Jennifer Sargent; Beatrice Parks; Margaret Cox. Front row: Janet Radford; Dianne Broughton; Linsa Matthews; Robin Crossley; Lois Fifield; Prue Feast; Rayma Foster; Jennifer Poole; Susie French; Delys Grover.
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". The fence was built by the Palmerston North City Council and the Queen Elizabeth 2nd Trust, fencing in 74 hectares of J&K Love’s property to protect Sledge Track bush re-growth.
Bible Class annual conference held at Dannevirke. Manawatu group at the picnic at the Manawatu River. From left. At front: Jeanette Baillie; Elayne Thompson; Beth Thompson; Joy Beagley (of Woodville). Behind: Judith Dunlop (hand on head); Kath Bott; Bevan Halwey; Isabel Pilkinton; Jean Cotter; Maurice Thompson; Jo Port; John Pringle.
Crossing the Fitzherbert Bridge, on the Bible Class Labour Day Rally at Kahuterawa Valley. From Left: Elayne Thompson; Helen (Noppy) Dunlop; Sister Reita, Deaconess at St Andrew’s Church; Judith Dunlop.
Henry Dittmer transports a kitchen table in his cart, to his new house in Kahuterawa. Henry and sons, Herman, John, Henry and William, farmed cattle and sheep off Scotts Road, Kahuterawa c1904-1920. When the land was bought in 1904 it had to be cleared and a sawmill was established to process the timber.
Rock blast, set off by Dittmer Bros when constructing Scotts Road from the top of Kahuterawa Road to the top of Scotts Road. A Government grant enabled the road to be improved, and it was hoped to join Kahuterawa and Scotts Road. When the original contractor gave up it was taken over by Henry Dittmer and his sons, who farmed on Scotts Road, also known as Hill Top Road and Motu Rimu
Over £20 was raised by members of the Presbyterian Bible Class, digging up a potato crop, planted to raise money for mission work. The crop was planted on an empty section owned by the Church in Botanical Road, near the southern railway line and Foxton highway (later Pioneer Highway). Looking in a westerly direction. Standing from left: Angus Cathie; David Dransfield; Alan Cotter; unknown; Maurice Thompson; Blair Dixon; Jean Cotter. Seated at front: Elayne thompson; Beth Thompson.
Elayne Thompson in her blazer with the St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Bible Class Badge monogram.
Back Row: David Giltrap (Form 5A); Peter Jan De Jonge (Form 5B); John Carl Sexton (Form 6A); Peter Drury (Upper 5th). Front Row: Brian Marshall (Form 6A); Paul Wintringham (Form 6A); Mrs. A Vizard, PNBHS Librarian since 1960; Ian Matheson (Form 6B1); Mark Kilsby (Form 6B).
Pat Hayes (later Eaton) in her Palmerston North Girls High School uniform, taken in the backyard of 11 Anderson Street, Palmerston North.
Pupils with teacher, Miss Walton, at Tiritea School. Photograph may contain children of James and Harriet Davis, who farmed in the area until c1897-1910.
College Street School pupils. From left. Back Row: Janet Radford; Delys Grover; Shirley Richardson; Judith Sears; Jan Kissling; Barbara Everson; Louise Stewart; Lorraine Leicester; Janet A’Court. 3rd row: Lalia Maynard, Prue Feast; Pat Drake; Diane Just; Pauline Hayes; Lois Fifield; Rosalind Caird; Gaye Gorman. 2nd row: Valerie Dooney; Angela Linton; Margaret Cox; Betty MacIver; Gloria Rossiter; Val Mabey; Frances Cameron; Rayma Foster; Prue Carr; Colleen Campbell; teacher, Miss Staff. Front Row: Robin Crossley; Pat Hayes; Dianne Broughton; Valerie Bain; Maureen Baker; Jennifer Pratt; Jennifer Sargent; Diane Simmonds; Linda Matthews; Gail Smith.
Members of the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Bible Class of Palmerston North, attending the Girls’ Easter Camp in Marton. Front Row: Beverley Newton; Judith Dunlop; Isabel Pilkinton; Coral Lewis; Shirley Salter. 2nd Row; Beth Thompson; Coral Ford; Jocelyn Mead. At back: Katt Bott; Unknown; Margaret Hubbard; Mary Hubbard; Elayne Thompson; Joy McDowell; Margery Dempsey(?); Unknown
Members from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Bible Class, Palmerston North attending the Girls’ Easter Camp at Marton. From left. Front row: Beth McDowall, Helen (Noppy) Dunlop; Margaret Corkhill. 2nd row: Loraine Salter; Judith Dunlop; Isabel Pilkinton; unknown; Valerie Henderson; Shirley Salter. 3rd row: Beth Thompson; Gwen Moore (Camp leader); Jocelyn Mead; unknown. At back: Unknown; Unknown; Elayne Thompson, Unknown; Margaret Hubbard; Mary Hubbard; Joy McDowell; Jo Port; Margery Dempsey(?)
Ken Parker ran his service can from Wanganui to Palmerston North, for a cost of 10/- (shillings) return.
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.
C M Ross Company Ltd (Roscos) built these new premises in 1927 – 1928, replacing three former buildings on the site. Founded by Charles Mackintosh Ross in 1882, C M Ross Co Ltd moved to this site in The Square in 1883, selling drapery, clothing and furnishings. Roscos continued operations until 1959 when the business was sold to Milne and Choyce. it was later onsold to the DIC and then Arthur Barnetts. In 1991 it ceased business as a department store and was bought by the Palmerston North City Council. It was converted into the City Library, opening in 1996.
Les Davis set to go hunting in what could be the Kahuterawa Valley. Leslie Francis Davis (1900-1985) was the son of James and Harriet Davis, then living in Palmerston North. He worked on the land and later at the Wanganui Woolen Mills. He married Queenie Victoria Watson, and later Gladys Bailey.
Members of the St Andrew's Bible Class lighting the fire at a picnic at Bledisloe Park, Palmerston North.
The Davis brothers and friends hunting for eels in the Kahuterawa River. James and Harriet Davis farmed in the Tiritea/Fitzherbert area c1897-1910, after which they moved into Palmerston North.
Pat Hayes with neighbours of her aunt and uncle in Waipawa. Pat, (b.1941), daughter of Freda and Thomas Hayes of Palmerston North, stayed with her aunt and uncle when her younger sister, Diane, was born in 1946. From left. Back: Lois Cable; Unknown; Jill McCullough; John McCullough. Front: ? McCullough; ? McCullough; Pat Hayes (later Eaton); Pat Cable.
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.
Members of the Manawatu District Bible Classes attending Presbyterian Bible Class Annual Conference at Dannevirke. From left. Back row: John Pringle, Brian ?; unknown; Bob Martin; Molly McChesney; Alan Cotter; Isabel Pilkinton. Middle row: Jean Cotter; Beth Thompson; Elayne Thompson; Pat McChesney. Front row: Jean Coleman; Angus Cathie; John Ramsey; Bevan Hawley; Keith Mead; Judith Dunlop; Joy Beagley (of Woodville); Kath Bott.
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.
Back Row: D E Waite (Master); Derek Bound; John McCurdy; Colin Moore; Ian Matheson; Richard Le Heron; David Tannock; J A Cumming (Master). Front Row: Ross Thomas; Peter Hosking; John Annabell.
Construction of Scotts Road, from the top of Kahuterawa Road and Scotts Road was carried out by the Dittmer brothers. Here they are fitting markers, to indicate the gradient for this particular section of road. A Government grant enabled the road to be improved, and it was hoped to join Kahuterawa and Scotts Road. When the original contractor gave up it was taken over by Henry Dittmer and his sons, who farmed on Scotts Road, also known as Hill Top Road and Motu Rimu
A Presbyterian Bible Class study group at a Manawatu District Committee Girls Easter Camp. From left: Jocelyn Caughley; Unknown; Beverley Newton; Isabel Langford, group leader and teacher at Palmerston North Girls High School; Margaret Robertson; June Jensen, Feilding.
This photograph was taken when the this area of land (now Gordon Kear Forest) was bought from the Argyle family. It was a sheep farm before trees were planted. Note the Tokomaru Gorge in the = center back of the image leading to Mangahao, part of the Te Araroa Walkway (which runs the length of New Zealand track).
Here the Dittmer brothers are loading rock which was being taken to be spread on Scotts Road, to improve the qualiity of the road. Henry Dittmer farmed cattle and sheep at Kahuterawa c1904-1920, with his four sons, Herman, John, Henry and William. A Government grant enabled the road to be improved, and it was hoped to join Kahuterawa and Scotts Road. When the original contractor gave up it was taken over by henry Dittmer and his sons.