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New Zealand Memories Issue 60



Contents

The Longest Running Soap 4

Alwyn Owen tells the Sunlight Soap story

Oh, Those Bikes 12

Jean Schaef relates her enjoyment of the bicycle

Stitched for Life 15

A poem by Lee Dowrick

Day Ends in Tragedy for Aeronaut 16

Captain Lorraine’s fatal ascent

Bull’s Eye 18

An ‘As I remember’ story by John Chudley

From the Regions : Otago 22

Water Bewitched and Tea Begrudged 31

Margaret Joyce Beumelburg returns with a charming tale

Who Stayed at the Boarding House? 32

Betty Nelley introduces a new exhibit at The Kauri Museum

Onwards Girls! 36

A golfing centrefold

When the Post Office Ruled 38

Wayne King’s article is illustrated by his postcard collection

Gropers Bush Public Library 42

From Margaret Jenner’s superb new book

On the Buses 44

Rob Webb previews the Bus and Coach Association’s book

The Legend of Little Biddy 50

Documented by Claire Duncan

Kawhia 52

The growth of this seaside town is told by Peg Cummins

Readers’ Responses 55

The Auckland Harbour Bridge

Duty Calls : Diary of a Soldier 56

Harry Spencer- 21981- Divisional Cavalry

From the Regions – Hawke’s Bay 58

Mailbox 66

Index, Genealogy List and Bibliography 70

Editor’s Choice 72

There’s a breakdown out there somewhere!


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Index Issue 60

A

A & T Burt 27

A.A. Patrol Car 72

ADAMS, Capt. William 25

advertising 6

aeronaut 16

Alexandra 30

Alexandra Bridge 30

Alexandra Park Raceway Post Office 40

American Troop Carriers 59

America’s Cup 62

architecture 30

Arthur’s Pass 72

Auckland Harbour Bridge 55

Automobile Assn. 72

aviation 18

B

BANNERMAN, William 28

barn dance 20

BARRETT, Thomas 7

Bell Tea 31

BELL, Dudley 57

bicycle lamps 13

bicycles 12

BLAIR, Mr. W.N. 26

boarding houses 32

boot polish 10

BRADFORD, Tommy 56

brakes (bicycle) 13

bridges 30

BROWN, Isobel 42

Murray 42

BUCKLEY, Con 47

bull 18

Buller Gorge 50

Burns Statue 28

BURNS, Robert 28

Thomas 28

BURT, Alexander 26

Bus and Coach Assn. 44

bus transport 44

C

CAMPBELL, Julia 25

Rev. Thomas 24

carbide lamp 13

Cargill Monument 28

CARGILL, Capt. William 28

CARRAN, Dianne 45

carriage 64

Christchurch 17

Clyde 23

Clyde 30

COATES, Gordon 34

coconut oil 10

CULLEN, Ian 35

CUMMING, Gerry 46

D

dance (barn) 20

Dannevirke 62

Dannevirke Public Hospital 62

DC3 aircraft 18

DICK, William 49

disinfectant 10

DOONAN, Bob 34

DOWLE, Kathryn 45

Mavis 45

Rob 45

DRUMMOND, Jeremiah 30

Dunedin 44

Dunedin 27

Dunedin Exhibition 27

E

EAGER, Lloyd 35

Education Dept. 18

Edwards Motors 45

‘Empress’balloon 17

entertainment 17

ERICSON, Fred 47

F

FACHE, George 23

fashion (accessories) 15

fashion (golfing) 36

fire (Hastings) 61

fireplaces 32

FITNESS, Myra Olive 34

FLOWER, Alan 34

Esma 34

Forty Mile Bush 64

Free Church of Scotland 28

FREYBERG, General 57

G

Geraldine Post Office 39

goldmining 50

goldrush 27

golf (women’s) 36

GOODWIN, Bridget 50

grave 24

Gropers Bush 42

Gropers Bush Public Library 42

H

H.R.H. Prince of Wales 40

Halcombe Post Office 40

HAMMOND, Wally 46

HARRISON, Octavious 39

Hastings 61

Havelock Post and Telegraph 40

Hawke’s Bay 58

HEALEY, Charles Davies 34

Coralie 34

Dulcie 34

Elsie 34

Emily 34

Esma 34

Ethelwyn 34

Timothy 34

HERVEY, Mark 47

HINDMARSH, Mr. W.H.S. 50

Hokianga Harbour 18

Hokitika 12

hospital ship post offices 40

hot air balloon 17

Hunterville Post Office 39

I

immigration 64

industry 4

industry 27

K

KAHUI, Rev. 54

Kawhia 52

KEYS, Christine 45

KING GEORGE V 54

Kororareka (Russell) 38

L

lambing 65

Lancaster Park 17

Land Settlement Scheme 52

Lever – Rexona 5

Lever Bros N.Z. Limited 10

LEVER, Elizabeth 9

Hulme 5

James 5

William 9

Leyland bus 18

Leyland Tiger Buses 45

Lifebuoy soap 10

LORRAINE, Capt. Charles 16

M

MACKAY, Dr. Reid 62

Mahia Peninsula 59

MAHONEY, David 17

mail coach 39

Mangawhai Hotel 32

mantle pieces 35

MASSEY, William 34

MATTHEWS, June 65

Maungaturoto Boarding House 32

MAXWELL, Bob 49

McKENZIE, Bob 65

McLAUCHLAN, Mr. R.D. 39

McLEAN, Mrs 46

memorial plaque 25

Methodist Church 53

military postal service 40

millinery 36

MURRAY, Graham 35

N

N.Z. Railways Road Services 44

Nelson 1

Newman Bros. 1, 40

NICHOLSON, Jean 48

O

O’KEEFE, Linda 45

Robyn 45

Omibus Licence 18

Otago Boys’ High School 24

P

Pahi Hotel 32

Parnell Post Office 38

Pear’s Soap 7

Penny Farthing 12

Petone 6

polish 10

Porangahau 65

Port Ahiriri 60

Post & Telegraph office 38

Post Office 38

postage stamps 9

postal service 1, 38

postcards 38

postmaster 38

POWDITCH, Mr. 38

POWELL, Dulcie 34

PRATT, Bessie 34

Pt. Chalmers 24

punts 30

R

Raglan Post Office 40

REEVE, Betty 46

RITCHIE, Colin 48

Trish 48

ROBERTSON, Archibald 28

ROBINSON, Jack 54

Rotorua Post Office 40

Royal Yacht Squadron 62

Ruapuke 52

rugby supporters 23

S

sale yards 34

Scandinavian emigration 64

SCHAEF Gus 12

school bus 18

SEDDON, Right Hon. R.J. 23

Seventy Mile Bush 64

SEXTON, Mr. 23

Shannon Post Office 39

shipping

America 62

Colombia 63

Countess 60

Fairmiles 59

Favourite 24

Frank Guy 60

Harris 59

Heywood 59

J. Franlin Bell 59

John Wickliffe 28

Kia Ora 53

Matoaka 24

Ormsby 59

Philip Laing 28

Pride of the Yarra 24

Shamrock 62

USS Anderson 59

USS Feland 59

Waimea 52

shipwreck 24

soap 4

South Island Women’s Golf Team 36

souvenir postcard 40

SPENCE, Capt. 25

SPENCER, Harry 56

St. Bathans 23

Stafford 12

statue (Burns) 28

STEVENSON, Alan 44

Sunlight Soap 4

T

tea 31

teaching 18

TEGNER, Fredi 39

Mrs 39

telegraph service 38

toll ticket 55

tricycles 13

TUNNICLIFFE, Keith 46

TURNBULL, Johnny 49

U

U.S. Marines 59

Umawera 18

Unilever 10

V

VAUGHAN, Beverly 59

Ernie 59

Gwen 59

Natalie 59

Velocipede 12

Vim 10

VOGEL, Sir Julius 64

Vulcan Hotel 23

W

wages 10

Waimakariri Valley 72

WARD, Ella 52

Elizabeth 52

Percy 52

Thomas 53

WEBB, Alan 49

WEBB, Jim 45

Wellington mail train 40

Wellington Railway Station 40

Whangamomona Post Office 40

WILL, William 28

WILSON, Stanley John 9

Women’s Land Service 65

WOODCOCK, Bernard 55

WOODS, Bill 46

WWII 56, 59, 65

 




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