The road through the Gorge was built 1871-1872. This photograph, which looks west towards Ashhurst was taken after the construction of the telegraph line in 1879-1880, but prior to rail transport through the Gorge.
A rates register detailing the renumbering of street numbers in 1936. Register shows the street name, old number, owner of property and new number. The renumbering runs along the entirety of one side of the street, then the other, on a east-west and north-south axis. Also includes notes on specific properties and streets which have been attached to pages after the creation of the register.
Specification for additions to the 'Nash Building' in George Street, architect O A Jorgensen. Built for Mrs J A Nash, with tenders closing 22 December 1928. The Nash building was constructed c. 1925.
A pair of wooden bookends with attached black and white photos of The Square in Palmerston North - captioned 'Across The Square, Palmerston North. N. Z. 7278'. One oval wooden desk calendar with manual cards to display the month, day and date and an attached circular black and white photo showing a view across The Square including the C M Ross Department Store.
To celebrate 125 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand, three Kate Sheppard camellias were planted in the Esplanade Gardens on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. These white camellias decorated one of the seats close by.
A photographic series prepared by the Prime Minister’s Department in 1947 to attract British migrants. The Evans family of 5 Mansford Place, Palmerston North were selected to show the living conditions of a typical New Zealand family. Jack Evans and sons, John and Michael, are examining a sheep at one of the Massey Agricultural College farms with the assistance of a staff member. The College was founded in 1928 and offered degrees in agricultural science and short courses on farm technology and management. By the 1940s it was noted for its major contribution to the development of New Zealand’s sheep and dairy industries and the photograph was probably included to promote careers in the farming sector.
Sir Brian George Conway Elwood, CBE, JP, (born 5 April 1933) is a former New Zealand lawyer, politician, and public servant. He served as mayor of Palmerston North from 1971 to 1985, and was the Chief Ombudsman of New Zealand from December 1994 to June 2003. In the latter role, he was responsible for investigating complaints against central and local government agencies, including Ministers of the Crown. Interview of Brian Elwood as Mayor of Palmerston North, conducted by Ian Matheson on 2 May 1985. Interview length: 1 hour, 36 minutes and 55 seconds.