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C.M. Ross Co Ltd Women's Hockey Team

C.M. Ross Co Ltd Women's Hockey Team

The CM Ross hockey team: Back row, from left: Miss J Glendhill, Miss W Boon, Miss W McFennan, Miss E Pickering, Miss E Skinner. Middle row: Mr Stebbing (dress material buyer), Miss F Browning, Miss B Crawford, Miss M Skinner, Mr J Whitehead (head window-dresser), Miss Patchett (buyer for women's underclothing dept). Front row: Miss P Flemming, Miss K Williamson (later Mrs Bill Paton), Miss H Farland.

 
Pupils outside Palmerston North Technical College

Pupils outside Palmerston North Technical College

The Technical School main building on Duke Street (now Princess Street) was built in 1909. In 1931 the main building was strengthened and the gables were removed. The Palmerston North Technical School occupied the building until 1956. It is now used by the Universal College of Learning(UCOL).

Creator
Date
circa 1923
Place
Corner of King and Duke (now Princess) Street, Palmerston North
 
Transport throught the Ages Cavalcade for 75th jubilee

Transport throught the Ages Cavalcade for 75th jubilee

A week of activities were held in March 1952 to mark 75 years of the Borough of Palmerston North. On the Wednesday, following the re-enactment of the first train at Palmerston North, a parade of vehicles through the ages was held at the Showgrounds, which included this automobile. The individuals are: (back seat, left to right), Michael Judd, Beverley Judd, Rita Judd; (front seat, left to right), unknown, Rita Judd (senior).

 
Central Baptist Church, Church Street

Central Baptist Church, Church Street

The Baptist Church was established in Palmerston North in 1894, and a hall built on this site in 1895. The Central Baptist Church, designed by Clere and Clere, replaced the original building, being dedicated on 17 October 1928. In 1982 the building was considered too small and it was sold to the Operatic Society and became the Abbey Theatre.

 
Naval Officers from HMTS Sydney visiting Palmerston North

Naval Officers from HMTS Sydney visiting Palmerston North

Australian Naval Officers pictured with the Mayor, A.E. Mansford (suited, centre front), Joe Hodgens, Member of Parliament for Palmerston North 1935-1946, and others, on the steps of the Main Building, Massey Agricultural College (now Sir Geoffrey Peren Building, Massey University). The visit occured during WWII when a military Staff College was located at Massey.

 
Mangahao River - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme

Mangahao River - Mangahao Electric Power Scheme

This photograph shows part of the Mangahao river. The Mangahao Power Station provides hydroelectric power and is situated near the town of Shannon. It serves Wellington, Horowhenua, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, and the Wairarapa. After being delayed by the first world war construction began in late 1919 and the station opened in November 1924.

 
Central School

Central School

There were four main incarnations of Central School - The Original School (corner of Main and Princess Streets, 1872-1890), Campbell Street School (1890-1922), Central School (Featherston Street, built 1922), Central Normal School (became a practice school for teachers college students in 1956). This photograph shows the building in Featherston Street, which had its second storey removed in 1931.

 
Unidentified family, Utuwai

Unidentified family, Utuwai

This unidentified family pose outside their home made from corrugated iron. Utuwai is situated in the Pohangina Valley. Early European settlement (from 1886) saw farmers buying land from the Pohangina Farm Homestead Association. An early gold rush in 1886 may have attracted many people to the area. Gold was not actually found, but many other minerals were abundant - most notably copper.

 
Trooper O Anderson

Trooper O Anderson

Oscar Frederick Anderson, who served in World War One, was the son of Mrs H Segren (formerly Anderson, North Street, Palmerston North. He enlisted in the Wellington Mounted Rifles and rose to be Lance Corporal. He died 9 August 1915, at Chunuk Bair, Turley, and is buried there. His name appears on the War Memorial in The Square, Palmerston North.