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Construction of Fitzroy Park cycle track

Construction of Fitzroy Park cycle track

Originally a metal pit for New Zealand Railways, this land was purchased by the City Council in 1940 for a park development. The eastern end was developed into a cycle track, sports arena and skating rink between 1951 – 1954. Mitchell Excavators were contracted to do the concrete and forming work of the cycle track. In 1954 the park was renamed Memorial Park when a memorial dedicated to those who died in the two World Wars, was unveiled.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Mine entrance, Hardings Park

One of the mines dug by Alexander Menesdorffer (and others) who sought platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley area from the late 1800s. This is one of the horizontal mines that was dug and now lies in Hardings Park, an area owned by the Palmerston North City Council.

 
Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Mine entrance, Hardings Park

One of the mines dug by Alexander Menesdorffer (and others) who sought platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley area from the late 1800s. This is one of the horizontal mines that was dug and now lies in Hardings Park, an area owned by the Palmerston North City Council.

 
Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Entrance to one of the mines dug by Alexander Menesdorffer (and others) who sought platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley area from the late 1800s. This is one of the vertical mines that was dug and now lies in Hardings Park, an area owned by the Palmerston North City Council. The ladder was placed by PNCC.

 
Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Entrance to one of the mines dug by Alexander Menesdorffer (and others) who sought platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley area from the late 1800s. This is one of the horizontal mines that was dug and now lies in Hardings Park, an area owned by the Palmerston North City Council.

 
Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Looking into one of the mines dug by Alexander Menesdorffer (and others) who sought platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley area from the late 1800s. This is one of the horizontal mines that was dug and now lies in Hardings Park, an area owned by the Palmerston North City Council.

 
Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Mine entrance, Hardings Park

Looking up to the entrance of one of the mines dug by Alexander Menesdorffer (and others) who sought platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley area from the late 1800s. This is one of the vertical mines that was dug and now lies in Hardings Park, an area owned by the Palmerston North City Council. The ladder was placed by PNCC.

 
Entrance to mine, Hardings Park

Entrance to mine, Hardings Park

Entrance to one of the mines dug by Alexander Menesdorffer (and others) who sought platinum in the Kahutarawa Valley area from the late 1800s. This is one of the vertical mines that was dug and now lies in Hardings Park, an area owned by the Palmerston North City Council. The ladder was placed by PNCC.

 
Palmerston North Girls' High School emblem

Palmerston North Girls' High School emblem

Emblem of PNGHS that was stamped on the cover of a book award. The book was 'The Surgeon's Log' by J Johnston Abraham and was awarded to Thelma Pink for "General good work and progress", in December 1925. Semper Sursum is Latin for 'always aim high'.

 
Palmerston North Girls' High School book plate

Palmerston North Girls' High School book plate

Book plate inside a book presented to Thelma Pink, pupil of PNGHS, for 'General good work and progress' in December 1925. Signed by J A Nash M.P., Chairman, Board of Governors. The book was 'The Surgeon's Log' by J Johnston Abraham. ​

 
Workers' memorial signage at Memorial Park, Palmerston North

Workers' memorial signage at Memorial Park, Palmerston North

A new sign was created by the Palmerston North City Council, for the workers's memorial at Memorial Park on Napier Road, Palmerston North. It was installed on 6 April 2018, and is to be launched on Workers' Memorial Day on 28 April. The sign discusses the former use of Memorial Park as a gravel pit, providing ballast for the railway, and worker who lost his life at the pit, and the importance of worker safety. There is an annual commemoration each year on 28 April. Its purpose is to challenge New Zealanders to see workplace health and safety as a crucial issue.

 
Jackson Special 4024cc racing car, Ohakea Trophy car race

Jackson Special 4024cc racing car, Ohakea Trophy car race

John McMillan was the factory foreman at A. Jackson & Son Engineering in Miramar, Wellington. He talked the proprietor, Albert Jackson, into building this one-off racing car - a Jackson Special 4024cc. The car was only raced twice, and on the second occasion in March, 1950 at Ohakea, it won. Ohakea Air Base hosted the Ohakea Trophy car race as part of the Grand Prix circuit, 1950 - 1956. On 14 March 1953, John McMillan came first in the 4th Ohakea trophy driving a Ford 3919cc V8, in a time of 1hr 14m 40s.

 
Peace Action Manawatū Protest - MP Golriz Ghahraman

Peace Action Manawatū Protest - MP Golriz Ghahraman

Green MP, Golriz Ghahraman, speaking to protestors with signs at the start of the Peace Action Manawatū Protest in The Square against the New Zealand Defence, Industry & National Security Forum. The forum was held from 31 October to 1 November at Central Energy Trust Arena.

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October 31, 2018
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The Square
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