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Murray Gibson

Murray Gibson

This WWII era portrait has the name "Murray Gibson" written on the back in pen. This individual may or may not be from the Palmerston North era.

Date
1939 to 1945
 
Final Battle Campaign - Best Decorated Car

Final Battle Campaign - Best Decorated Car

This photograph is captioned, "Winner of £50 prize for best decorated motorcar Palmerston North." While the occasion is not listed, this float can be seen in an...

Creator
Date
1918
 
New Zealand Medical Corps

New Zealand Medical Corps

This photograph is thought to have been taken at Awapuni.

Creator
Date
1914 to 1919
Place
Awapuni, Palmerston North
 
Postcard for war prisoners sent by Ron Grammer
Postcard for war prisoners sent by Ron Grammer - reverse

Postcard for war prisoners sent by Ron Grammer

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer an...

Creator
Date
1940s
Place
Italy
 
Last Letter to Will Chapman

Last Letter to Will Chapman

  Battered remains of an envelope originally containing John Henry Chapman’s last letter (dated October 1918) to his younger brother Will Chapman, then servi...

 
Liberation of Pigeons

Liberation of Pigeons

Peace celebrations were held in Palmerston North 19 - 21 July 1919. On Saturday 19 July at 9.30 am a 21 Gun Salute under the direction of Col. McDonald was exec...

Creator
Date
1919
Place
Palmerston North
 
WAAF Parade

WAAF Parade

One of four photographs that shows a parade of soldiers in The Square, Palmerston North. This group is shown marching past the PDC. The donor of the photographs...

Creator
Date
1942
 
Embarkation Card

Embarkation Card

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer an...

Creator
Place
Army headquarters
 
Will Chapman in Uniform

Will Chapman in Uniform

  Will Chapman in army kit (centre, nearest camera) during family farewells on the day that he boarded the troopship SS Willochra bound for Suez. From Septem...

 
Unidentified Officer

Unidentified Officer

This image, showing an unidentified Captain, comes from a collection of unidentified negatives taken by H M Griffiths in the early 1900s, probably 1910-1920. Ma...

Creator
Date
1910 to 1920
 
Ernest and Harriet Davis

Ernest and Harriet Davis

Ernest Davis (1901-1981) in army uniform and his mother, Harriet Davis, walking outside the Post Office, in The Square, Palmerston North. Ernie served in WWII, ...

 
Whakarongo Home Guard

Whakarongo Home Guard

Members of the Whakarongo Home Guard, which was set up during World War Two, sitting on the back of a truck and manning a checkpoint on the Ashhurst-Palmerston ...

 
Meal ticket

Meal ticket

The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer an...

Creator
Place
Italy
 
Rangiotu Army Camp

Rangiotu Army Camp

During World War One Manawaroa Te Awe Awe offered the Government the use of part of his farm for a training camp, to replace the camp at Trentham (Wellington) w...

 
Sergeant P. Hill

Sergeant P. Hill

A photograph of the late Sgt. P. Hill, who served in the Army and Airforce in the Second World War. He mounted a collection of 200 medals and service badges whi...

 
Major G G Hancox

Major G G Hancox

Major G G Hancox was appointed director of Palmerston North Technical School in 1924 and kept the position until 1938. Major Hancox was in charge of the Techni...

 
NZ Army Ordnance Stores

NZ Army Ordnance Stores

This building was still standing in 1982, at 519 Main Street, Palmerston North, although the façade of the building had been altered. It was occupied by Keith N...

Creator
Date
circa 1930
Place
Palmerston North
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Army Group

Army Group

A group of soldiers in front of a house. Note the six women in the front row. Their uniforms identify them as being a part of the Women's War Service Auxiliary.

 
Major General Brian Poananga

Major General Brian Poananga

Major General Brian Poananga (Front) with members of the Royal Fiji Military, outside the Duty Centre, Linton Army Camp. This new duty centre was built by sixt...

Creator
Date
July 16, 1980
Place
Linton Camp, Palmerston North
 
Soldiers' Farewell Parade

Soldiers' Farewell Parade

One of four photographs that shows a parade of soldiers in The Square, Palmerston North. This group is shown marching just down from the PDC building. Lt Michae...

Creator
Date
1942
Place
The Square, Palmerston North
 
Army Head Wear

Army Head Wear

Lance Corporal Denise Tanner wearing a “Lemon Squeezer” plus other military head gear held at the Linton Camp Military Museum.

Creator
Date
February 10, 1980
Place
Linton
 
Cadet Officers' Course at Linton

Cadet Officers' Course at Linton

This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 14 May 1958, page 8: "Being instructed by an Army Instructor (Corporal G.R. Hawkes...

Creator
Date
May 14, 1958
Place
Linton
 
Gordon Dilks

Gordon Dilks

This WWII era portrait has the name "Gordon Dilks" written on the back in pencil. It is thought he is Gordon Beresford Dilks (1922-2011), service number 443771....

 
Opening of Māori Battalion Hall

Opening of Māori Battalion Hall

The Māori Battalion Hall, named 'Te Rau Aroha' (emblem of gratitude), was erected in Palmerston North as a national memorial to the men of the 28th (Māori) Batt...

Creator
Date
June 27, 1964
Place
Corner of Cuba and Pitt Street, Palmerston North
 
Opening of Māori Battalion Hall

Opening of Māori Battalion Hall

The Māori Battalion Hall, named 'Te Rau Aroha' (emblem of gratitude), was erected in Palmerston North as a national memorial to the men of the 28th (Māori) Batt...

Creator
Date
June 27, 1964
Place
Corner of Cuba and Pitt Street, Palmerston North