"The Mikado" was produced by the Palmerston North Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society in 1901. From left to right, Zilla Flyger (later Mrs Brooke Taylor), Hester Burr (later Mrs Rogers), Amelia Whalley (nee McMinn). The lead role of Ko-Ko was played by Mr Harry Palmer. Mr Rogers played Nanki-Poo. See Manawatu Times, 13 November 1901, Page 2 for more information.
Young flowergirl, Raewyn Leslie Pike, poses with her mother, Patricia Joyce Pike, and baby, Gregory James Pike on the lawn of 16 Milson Line. Wedding of Ngaire Jean Pike to Noel Thomas Hudson.
This is the home of the Prentice family in Boundary Road. The brickworks can be seen at the back of the cottage. All the bricks in All Saint's Church and many other local buildings were made here. Christian names from left to right: Albert Bernard, 16; William John, 24; Emma Lillian, 21; Phoebe, 8; Florence Jane, 10; Arthur Roland, 4; Olive, 9; Alice Maude, 14; Anna Allen, 12; Herbert Ernest, 18; and Mr John Prentice, 53. John Prentice purchased the brickworks in Boundary Road (now Tremaine Avenue), Palmerston North, in 1900.
Kay Williams was headmistress of Freyberg High School, having taught there from 1968. Before this she taught at Queen Elizabeth College. The photograph was taken at her retirement and an article appeared in the Manawatu Evening Standard on 18 December 1982.
Mr Joe Walding represented the Palmerston North electorate as a Labour Member of Parliament 1972 – 1975 and 1978 – 1981. John Wybrow was at this time General Secretary of the New Zealand Labour Party.
Joseph Albert Walding was Labour Member of Parliament for Palmerston North from 1967-1975 and 1978-1981. This photograph was taken on election night, 25 November 1978, when Mr Walding regained the Palmerston North electorate with an election night majority of 2601. Mr Walding was born in Christchurch 18 June 1926, the son of Joseph Stephen Walding. He served in the Merchant Navy during WWII and married his wife Eileen 20 May 1950. They had six daughters. Mr Walding was educated at Christian Brothers, Dunedin. He was a Palmerston North City Councillor from 1959-1968 and was the Minister of Overseas Trade, Minister of Recreation and Sport and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Labour Government from 1972-1975. In late 1984, he was appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. On 5 June 1985, three months after starting the position, he died in London.
Fredrick Pirani came to Palmerston North in 1884 as foreman for the 'Manawatu Times'. He went on to buy the rival paper the 'Manawatu Evening Standard' with his brother from 1891 - 1903. Pirani was M.P. for Palmerston North from 1893-1902 as well as Chairman of the School Committee and Licencing Committee, member of the Wanganui Education Board, Wellington Land Board, Middle District University Council and President of the Manawatu and West Coast Agricultural and Pastoral Association.
Born 1 June 1916, Allan McCready first entered Parliament as the National Member for Otaki. He later became Member of Parliament for Manawatu A former Post-Master General, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Minister of Defence and Minister of Police.
Born Wellington 26 January 1919, Leslie Walter Gandar represented the Manawatu Electorate as National Member of Parliament 1966-1978. He was a former Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Education. He was also High Commissioner of New Zealand in London 1979-1981.
The Te Hapua to Wellington Youth March moving down Rangitikei Street towards The Square. The youth marchers were advocating better education, more jobs and political representation for youth. The marchers got their petition signed by the public and it was to be presented to Parliament when they reached Wellington.
M.P. for Manawatu 1884-1890 and M.P. for Rangitikei 1890-1892. He was also Mayor of Feilding at one time. See Snelson Scrapbook p 193 and p 213 for obituary and death notices.
Trevor de Cleene, OBE, was a New Zealand politician and lawyer. He was born in Palmerston North on 24 March 1933, and attended Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School and Palmerston North Boys' High School and left school in 1951. He studied law at both University of Canterbury and Victoria University, and graduated LLB in 1955. After gaining experience as a councillor with Palmerston North City Council, he was elected to Parliament for the Labour Party in 1981. He later served as a member of the ACT and National parties. He died 22 April 2001, aged 68.
John Lithgow was born in Wanganui and educated at the Wanganui Collegiate/ He worked in stock firms for three years and farmed in New Zealand and Australia before attending Lincoln Agricultural College, where he completed a diploma in agriculture. Shortly afterwards, he joined the Agriculture Chemical Division of ICI New Zealand and, starting as a field representative in the Manawaty Wanganui area, he worked his way up to field manager for the central part of New Zealand. He was elected National Member of Parliament for Palmerston North for the 1975 term, but was defeated by the Labour candidate in 1978. Lithgow left Palmerston North two months after the 1978 election for Auckland, where he found employment. He later moved to Wanganui, where he became a Wanganui city councillor. In the 1996 election, he stood for ACT in the Whanganui electorate. Lithgow died on 1 March 2004.
John Stevens was born in Wellington and shifted to Rangitikei district in 1854. In 1873 he became an interpreter in the native land court, and later went into business as an auctioneer. Standing for the Rangitikei sent as a liberal candidate in 1881, he defeated Sir William Fox by two votes. He was defeated in 1884, but returned again for the same district 1893-1896.He subsequently represented the Manawatu electorate in three Parliaments - 1896-1902, 1905-1908. For three years he was senior government whip. He died on 30 July, 1916. See Dictionary of N.Z. Biography, Vol 2 p 331 (teara.govt.nz)
Born 18/6/1926, died 1985. Represented Palmerston North as Labour MP 72-75, 78-81. Former Minister of Overseas Trade, Minister of Recreation and Sport, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs 1973-1975. Served briefly as High Commissioner for New Zealand in London until his death in June 1985.
The election result board posted at the Evening Standard office is seen here the day after the 1935 election. This method was common for informing the public of the election results on the night, before the radio became more prominent in New Zealand homes.
Election results were posted, and updated throughout the evening, on a board outside the Manawatu Evening Standard building in Palmerston North. This was a common method by which the public were informed of voting progress in the parliamentary election.
Les Gandar, Member of Parliament for Manawatu examines an artifact held by Mr Desmond Black, Mayor of Palmerston North, at a function held at the new Museum in Amesbury Street, Palmerston North. The new museum opened in April 1971.
Warnock, Kelly & Adkin were a firm of Wellington drapers who opened a Palmerston North branch in the two-story building seen in the photograph. The building had been erected in 1882 as Mr James Linton's Land Office and stood on the corner of Main Street West on the site now occupied by the brick Coles' building.
T Warnock, William Adkin and Mrs Kelly were formerly senior staff at Kirkcaldie & Stains Ltd of Wellington. They left in 1885 and set up as Drapers and Clothiers in Palmerston North. Warnock, Kelly & Adkin was located on the corner of The Square and Main Street, on the site of the Palmerston North City Council building today (2009).