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New Zealand Memories Issue 112



Contents

Where Once the River Was the Road ...... 4
Kath Beattie remembers winterless days in Kohukohu.
New Zealand’s Worst Sporting Tragedy ....       10
Alan Turley records the events of the 1951 yacht race.
The Last Wool Boat, January 1944 ...... 16
East Coast holidays under canvas by Dorothy Scott.
From the Regions: Wellington / Wairarapa ..... 20
A Tale of Two Sisters 30
Closing the generational gap.Contributed by Kerry Driscoll.
Centrefold: Auckland Anniversary Regatta, 1913.36 No Suds on Us . 38
The postal dispute of 1963.
Town Milk Industry… As I Remember It ..... 42
Researched and written by Gary Muir..
Dr George de Clive-Lowe, Surgeon ...... 48
Profiled by Grahame de Clive-Lowe.
Writing Our Memories ........ 52
Hamilton residents enjoy putting pen to paper.
The Lost Bible ......... 54
A poignant story told by Jim Matheson.
From the Regions: Canterbury ....... 57
Index and Genealogy List ........ 70
Editor’s Choice ......... 72
The Organ Grinder

Cover image: Paddling at Sumner Beach near Christchurch in about 1916.
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R349

February / March 2015 


 


NZ$15.00

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ADAMS  Arthur                                50

ADAMS  Mabel                                 60

ADDIE  Robert                                  31

AGER  F.T (Happy)                         60

            Mary                                 59, 60

Air Force                                             23

Akitio Beach                                       17

Alfredton School                                28

APPLETON  Gordon                       60

ASKIN  Christina                               30

              Eleanor                                  30

ATKINSON  Christina                     30

                      Eleanor                          30

                      Elizabeth                       30

                      Jane                               30

                      John                              30

                      Margaret                       30

                      Richard                         30

Auckland                                            36

Auckland Anniversary Regatta          37

Auckland City                                    48

Aurora Sailing Club                           12

Automobile Assn                                50

aviation                                               28

Avon River                                          62

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BAKEWELL  Dr                               50

BALLENGER  Rex                           61

Bank of NZ                                        66

Banks Peninsular

Cruising Club                                    10

barrel organ                                         72

Battle Hill                                           24

BAXTER  James K                      26, 41

Beatles, The                                        26

Bedford bus                                        28

BELL  Edna                                       49

           Mr W.T.I                                 51

BELLl  Cyril                                       60

Ben Ohau                                           67

BENJES  Isobel                                  60

Bible                                                    55

BIRCH  John Youlin                         50

BLACKETT  Edward (Ted)            60

BOCKAERT  Mr A.                         51

BOOTH  John Merriman                 57

bottling plant                                     44

BRADNOCK  Mr                             44

BRADY  Ella                                      60

               George                                 60

BRASSELL  George                           13

broadcasting                                       26

BRODIE  Jim                                     40

BROWN  Arthur                               60

BROWN  Noel                                  11

BRUERTON  Jack                            60

BULLOCK  Ross                               60

bullock team                                       18

bush fires                                            57

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cable car                                              25

Califig                                                 52

camping                                              17

Canterbury                                         57

Canterbury Assn. Store House          64

Canterbury Hotel (Lyttleton)            12

cartoon                                                39

Cavandish Bay                                   64

Cave Rock                                           63

Chief Post Office                                39

CHING  Len                                      60

Christchurch                                      62

Clyde Quay Wharf                            11

coaches                                                24

coastal steamer                                    18

COATES  Len                             60, 61

Cobb & Co                                        24

Colac Bay                                            56

COLLINS  Graeme                            21

                   Shirley                              20

contagious diseases                             31

COOK  Mary - Jane                          56

              Reuben                                 56

              Richard                                 55

Cook Strait                                          11

COOKE  Peter                                   11

COTTON  George                           35

                   Margaret                          33

                   Robert                              33

COWAN  Bruce                                29

                 Robyn                                29

                 Stuart                                 29

CRAWFORD Betty                          60

cream                                                   46

cream launch                                         7

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DAGG  Alison                                   29

             Ana                                         29

dairy                                                    42

Dannevirke                                         19

DARROCH  David M                      37

DAVIS  Shirley                                   60

day trippers                                         63

de CLIVE - LOWE  Edna                49

                                 George               48

                                 Selwyn               49

                                 Trevor                49

                                 Wyvern              49

delivery (groceries)                              57

department store                                58

detergent                                             39

DEVLIN  June                                   60

DICK  Miss                                        59

DICKSON  Eleanor Jane                  34

                    Margaret                         31

                    Mary Elizabeth               32

                    Thomas                           30

Diggers Rest                                        30

Dog Tax                                             49

DOUGLAS  Archie                           60

dressmaking                                        59

DREWERY  Harry                            60

drinking water (safe levels)                 50

dry’ licence                                          24

Duke of Edinburgh Hotel                 27

 

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earthquake (1846)                             27

education                                              9

EDWARD  Ray                                 60

Ellison’s Building (Auckland)           48

emigration                                           30

Emigration Barracks                           64

Empire Hotel                                      23

employment                                          6

Epuni                                                  44

EVANS  John                                     11

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Fairfield                                               44

Farmers The                                       61

fire (Rangiora)                                     58

FORD  Deborah                                29

Ford Coupe car                                  23

FRASER  Tommy                              60

free samples                                    1, 39

French Maid Café                              25

FREYBURG  Sir Bernard                  14

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GALLETLEY  Chas                          60

Gammon’s Creek Bridge                   57

GASSON  Rose                                  60

general practitioner                             49

GILBERT  Thomas                           24

GODLEY  John Robert                     64

gold rush                                             31

GORE - GILLON  Dr                      50

Governor’s Bay                                   64

GRAHAME  Major George              49

Great Famine (Ireland)                      30

GREIG  George                                 60

                Jean                                     60

GREY  Governor                               34

grocery department                            61

 

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haberdashery                                      59

Hammond  Evelyn                            60

Hamner Springs                                 57

hanging (Dunedin)                            34

hardware                                             61

Harewood Search and Rescue            12

HARGREAVES  John (Jack)            60

Hataitai                                               25

Health Dept                                       44

HENDY  Melva                                 60

HENNING  Mr G.                           51

HENRY  Betty                                   60

Hibernian Store & Accom House     30

HILL  Alfred                                       50

His Majesty’s Theatre                        50

HODGSONS  Herbert                     55

                         Richard                      55

Hokianga                                            49

Hokiangia                                              6

holiday cabin                                      20

holiday camp                                      20

holidays                                        17, 20

home remedies                                    52

homogenised milk                              44

Hotel St George (Wellington)           26

House on The Hill                             30

Human Instinct                                  21

Hutt Valley Milk Corp                      45

HYDE  Selwyn                                   21

Hydes Holiday Camp                        21

I

Ihuraua                                               28

Ihuraua School                                   28

industrial dispute                           1, 38

J

JAMIESON  Melva                           60

JOHNSTON  Louis                          26

JONES  John                                      33

JORDAN  Bruce                                60

JUDD  Michelle                                 29

K

Kaikoura                                             11

Karori                                                  44

kauri mills                                              6

ketch - scow                                        37

KING   Adelaide                                25

             Roy                                         25

             John                                       34

KINLEY  Harry                                  60

KIPPENBERGER  Karl                    57

knitting                                               59

Kohukohu                                            4

Kohukohu School                                6

Kohukohu Town Hall                         7

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Lake Mahinerangi                              35

Lake Pukaki                                        67

Lake Pupuke                                       50

Lambton Quay                                   25

Lanes Emulsion                                  52

LARSEN  Anne                                  29

Lawrence                                             30

LEWIS  Mr P. H                                40

Library (mobile)                                 66

Lie big Ranges                                    67

lighter                                                  18

liquor licences                                     24

LOMAS  Elizabeth                            34

                John                                    34

LOWE  George                                  49

              Margaret                               49

              Thomas                                 49

Lower Hutt                                         44

Lyttelton Harbour                              11

Lyttleton                                      10, 64

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MacKELLAR  Dr                               50

Major Hornby’s Hotel                       64

Malt                                                    52

Mana Island                                        12

Mangaroa                                            44

MANSON  William (Billy)               60

MARSDEN  Plum                             60

MARTYN  Lal                                   60

MASON  Bruce                                 25

Massey College                                   46

Masterton                                           29

Mater Misericordiae Hospital            50

maternity                                               9

MATHESON  Dugal                        29

McDONALD  Ewen                         29

McGOVERN  Christine                   29

                        Raewyn                       29

medicine                                  7, 49, 52

MEHRTENS  Richard (Dick)          60

menswear                                            60

Mercy Hospital                                   50

MEYERS  Vern                                  60

Midland Hotel (Wellington)             26

milk                                                     42

milk bottles                                         44

milk delivery                                       44

milk tokens                                         46

milkmen                                              42

MILLIKEN  Mr W.H                       57

mobile library                                     66

Monde Marie Coffee Bar                   26

MOODY  Mr                                     51

MORTLAND  Ruby                        60

Motanau Island                                  12

motorcar rally                                      51

Motukaraka Dairy Factory                   6

Mount Cook                                      67

Mount Cook Motor Service Cars      67

Mount Pleasant                                  64

Mount Victoria                                  26

Museum de Wheels (Wellington)     27

Museum Hotel (Wellington)             27

N

NAIRN Roy                                       60

Napier                                                 17

NELMES  Lucy                          59, 60

NELSON  Jimmy                              60

New Zealand Wars                             31

NEWICK Les                                     60

Ngati Toa                                           24

noise pollution                                    46

Northland                                             6

NZ Expeditionary Force                    56

NZ Farmers Co - op                           58

NZ Milk Board                                  46

O

O’CONNOR  Maurice                     60

Oldfellows                                          49

Oldsmobile                                         50

OLIVER  Fiona                                  29

organ grinder                                      72

Otago                                           30, 72

Oxford                                                57

Oxford Bush                                      57

Oxford Family Hotel                         62

P

PADGETT  Donald                         29

                     Graham                          29

                     Peter                               29

Paekakariki                                          24

PAGE  George Hyde                         22

Paraparaumu                                      20

Paraparaumu Beach                           20

Paremata                                             22

pasteurised milk                                  44

PATERSON  Charlie                        11

Pauatahanui                                        22

Pauatahanui Hotel                             23

PENNEFATHER  Robert                49

PERRY  Brandon                               29

              Jonathan                               29

pier (Sumner)                                     63

Pongaroa                                             17

POOLE  John                                    34

Porirua Harbour                                 22

Port Lyttleton                                     64

Post & Telegraph Dept                     40

postal dispute                                 1, 38

postal workers                                     39

Posties’ Action Committee                 40

potato crop (Ireland)                          30

PROCTOR  Murie                            60

Public Health Nurse                             9

Public Service                                     40

Pukaki River                                       67

PURCHAS  Dr A.C                           50

PURCHAS  Steve                              60

 

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Rangihaeata Pa                                   24

Rangiora                                              58

Rawene                                           9, 49

Rawene Hospital                                49

Regiment 58th                                   22

RNZAF                                               13

ROBINSON  Sir Dove-Meyer          50

ROSS  Albert (Bert)                           60

Royal Oak Hotel (Wellington)          26

RYAN  Gwen                                     60

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SAVAGE  Dr                                     50

school bus                                           28

school concert                                       9

school milk                                          44

School Pblications                              40

SCOTT  John                                    60

               Alex (Scottie)                       60

scow                                                    37

Search and Rescue                              13

sewing                                                 59

Shag Rock (Christchurch)                 63

Shamrock Tavern                               27

SHEPHERD  Lorna                          60

                       Owen                           60

shipboard diseases                              31

shipping  Argo                                    13

               Astral                                    12

               Aurora                                  13

               Banika                                 11

               Caplin                                  12

               Columbus                              31

               Esme                                      36

               Fantasy                                 12

               Galatea                                 12

               Ganges                                  31

               Hauiti                                  12

               Hawea                                  13

               HMS Fly                              64

               Hope                                     13

               Husky                                   13

               Ivybank                                13

               Joy                                         13

               Lloyd                                     31

               Matatea                                12

               Ocean Maid                         11

               Pickwick                               22

               Queen Victoria                     12

               Ruakawa                              12

               Sea Bird                                22

               Tawera                                 12

               Tawhiri                                11

               Tuahine                                36

               Waihora                               49

               Wakarere                              12

               Windswift                            12

SHUTTLEWORTH  Helen            58

                                   Joan                  58

SIDNEY  Nevile                                 39

Skippers Point                                    72

Skyhawk                                             28

Slade’s cream launch                             7

SLIGHT Constable Charles              24

soap powder dispute                          38

SPILLER  Gordon                             60

SPINKS  Mr R.B                                51

St Paul’s Cathedral                             27

stabbing (Waipori)                             32

STANTON  Jim                         60, 61

                     Margaret                        60

steam trams                                         63

stock agents                                         61

street barrel organ                               72

STRONG Roger                                29

Sumner                                               63

Sumner Beach                                    63

Sumner Pier                                        63

surf boat                                              18

surgeon                                               48

swimsuit (wool)                                  16

 

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Tauteihihi Marae                                  7

TAYLOR  George Cotton                 35

Taylor Stace Cottage                          23

Te Rauparaha                                     27

telegrams                                             40

The Dedikation                                  21

theatre (Auckland)                             50

Thistle Inn (Wellington)                   27

Thornton Quay                                 27

THWAITES  Rob                             60

Timaru                                                66

Town Milk                                         44

Trade Union                                      40

TROLLOPE  Mona                    60, 61

Tuapeka County Council                 34

TYLER  Stan                               60, 61

 

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Upper Hutt                               20, 44

 

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VOGEL   Julius                                 22

 

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Waikouaiti                                          47

Waikumete                                         62

Waikumete Methodist Church         62

Waima                                          39, 43

Waipu                                                 30

Waipu Ladies Knitting Club             30

Waitangi Falls                                     41

war bride                                               8

Wellington                                      6,15

Wellington Children’s Hospital        34

Wellington Hospital                           34

Wellington Railway Station               39

West Coast                                          20

WEST-WALKER  Augustus            14

                              Eileen                    14

Whangarei                                          11

wheat sacks                                         18

WHINERAY  Mr W.J                          4

WINCH  Dallas                                 12

WOLFE  Mr T.L                                 4

WRIGHT  Ada Grace                       38

                   Albert James                     39

                   Doug                                39

WRIGHT  Herbert                       1, 42

                   Victor                               41

WW 1                                                 30

WW 11                                8, 9,18, 38

 

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YATES     Mr V.M                            4

YOUNG  Mr D.                                4

 

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