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New Zealand Memories Issue 79



Contents

Vauxhall Gardens 4

Ian Dougherty explores New Zealand’s first pleasure gardens

Airship Mystery Never Solved 12

Paul Titchener reports on strange sightings of 1909

Driving in the Good Old Days 14

New Zealand roads of the 1950s by Ken Burridge

The Austin 7 16

Neville and Lois Hunt remember their faithful car

Olive and Kathy’s Austin 17

Margaret Railton’s response to an Issue 77 article

My First Year in New Zealand 18

An immigrant’s story by Noel Davenhill

The SS Captain Hobson 24

As recalled by Pat Payne

From the Regions: Coromandel and Bay of Plenty 25

Wallett & Findlayson’s Auckland Bedstead Company Ltd 36

The End of a Trade, an Era and of a Surname 38

Noeleen Sutton remembers her great grandfather’s business

Getting Around Wellington in the ’50s and ’60s 42

By Geoffrey Churchman

Student Jobs in the 1950s 47

Denis Knight scrapes up a living

Polio: A Crippling Embrace 48

Sand Between My Toes 49

By Beverley Wood

Hurray for the Exhibition! 50

An extract: From Gimcracks, Greenstone & Gold

Reader’s Response 54

Can You Help? 55

From the Regions: Northland 56

Mailbox 66

In Print 68

Index and Genealogy List 70

Editor’s Choice 72

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Issue 79 Index

A

airships 12

AITKEN, Frank 17

Kathy 17

Kenneth 17

Ruth 17

Akarana 63

Anzac Bay 27

ARLIDGE, Frank 59

Army Service (WWII) 58

Army Service Corps 58

army supplies 58

Ashburton Borough Council 47

athletic sports 7

ATKINSON, George 64

Auckland 12, 36

Auckland Battalion Camp 58

Auckland Bedstead Co. Ltd. 36

Auckland Society of Arts 41

aviation 12

Avondale Racecourse 58

B

Barnett & Barnett 41

BARTINE, Harry 9

bathing 6

Bay of Islands 58

Bay of Islands Swordfish Club 56

Bay of Plenty 30

Bean Rock Lighthouse 12

bedstead factory 36

BEST, Elsdon 62

BINDON, Messrs 65

BLACK, Ethel 61

James 61

BLACK, Gerald 61

Mabel 61

BLACK, Mr. A.C. 60

blacksmithy 39

bombs (WWII) 59

BOOTH, Stan 61

Bowentown 27

BROCK, Mr. 7

BURKE, Edmund 60

BURNS, Dick 47

BURROWS, Rev. 63

C

cable car 43

Caledonian Mine 29

Caledonian Tilting 7

CAMPBELL, Nicholas 47

Campbell’s Bay (Auckland) 17

camping 27

card game 64

Christchurch 50

CLEAVE, Robert 61

Robert Fuller 61

coal and wood merchants 38

Compulsory Military Training 58

Coromandel 12, 26

CRABTREE, Mr. 39

D

DARBY, William 8

Dargaville 13

DAVIS, Richard 63

DAWN, Mr. W. 41

Deeming Bros. 59

driving 14

Duke of Marlborough Hotel 58

DUMPER, Mr. W.W. 39

Dunedin 4, 13

Dunedin Teachers College 47

dustman 47

E

EARLE, Augustus 62

employment (immigration) 18

employment (student) 47

entertainment 4

entertainment (1958) 22

equestrian sport 7

Excavations 34

Exhibition Tower lift 53

F

factory (bed) 36

fairground amusements 7

fancy dress balls 7

FANQUE, Pablo 8

FARLEY, Henry 4

farming 62

FINLAYSON, Thomas 39

fire (Esk Forest) 22

fireworks 7

firm’s picnics 40

fishing 56

Flying school 12

Forest Service 18

forestry huts 19

FOWLER, Michael 45

friendly societies 9

G

game fishing 56

GILMORE, Phillida 34

gold mines (Thames) 29

Gore 12, 44

Grace Bros. 41

GRAY, George 61

GREY, Sir George 9

Gwavas Forest 18

H

Hagley Park 50

HANLON, Ian 56

Hawke’s Bay 19

Hawke’s Bay Centenary 22

HAY, Ellen 60

haymaking 27

Heatherington’s Drapery 29

HEDLUND, Mr. S.F. 65

Hellaby’s Freezing Works 47

HILL, Samuel 60

Hobby House 45

HODGES, Frederick 60

Joseph 60

holiday job 47

Home Guard 59

Hone Heke 63

Hornby 47

HORSLEY, G 61

hot air balloon 6, 12

I

immigration 18

immunisation (polio) 48

infantile paralysis 48

International Exhibition 50

iron bedsteads 36

iron-monger 39

J

John Courts 41

Johnsonville station 43

JONES, Shadrach 8

K

Kaihu 13, 60

Kaihu Post Office 60

Kaikoura 12

Kaitangata 12

KATENE, Wiremu 63

Katikati 27

Kauotuna 26

Kauotuna Hotel 26

Kawakawa 59

KEARNEY, Richard 60

KELLY, Ann 41

Kelso 12

KEMP, Richard 61

KENDALL, Graeme 61

James 61

Kerikeri 1, 61

Kerikeri Post Office 61

L

Lake Omapere 63

Lambournes 41

Lambton Quay 46

Lancaster Park 12

LANKOW, Frank 27

laundry 20

LAW, Mr. D.G. 60

LEEF, Molly 60

life jackets 24

lifeboat drill 24

lift 53

locomotive (K class steam) 44

locomotives (electric) 45

LORRAINE, Capt. 12

LOWTHER, Kathy 17

Wally 17

LUDBROOK family 65

M

MACKENZIE, Roderick 47

MAIKA, Ngawhare 34

Rangipuawhe 34

mail coaches 65

manufacturing 36

marketing 41

Marlborough Sounds 12

masquerade balls 7

Matamata Primary 48

Maungakawakawa 63

Maungaturoto 62

MAY, Billy 64

McCALLUM, James 61

McCARTHY, James C 60

McGRATH, Pam 35

Pat 35

McRAE, Joseph 34

mining (gold) 29

Model T Ford 72

Moerewa Freezing Works 58

MOON, Hazel 39

Mr. W. 41

MORFETT, Mr. 60

MORLAND, Joseph 61

Morris 8 16

MORRISON, Alby 47

motorcar (Austin 7) 14

Mount Messenger 14

Mt. Maunganui 31

MUNRO, Gordon 26

N

N.Z. International Exhibition 50

NAC Vickers Viscount 44

New Year’s celebrations 7

Newton 39

Ngawha 63

Ngawha Hotel 65

Ngawha Springs 63

NICHOLLS, Mr. C. 38

nightcart 47

NORRIS, Edward 61

Northland 56

O

O’BRIEN, Mr. W.H. 60

O’DRISCOLL, Gary 34

Oddfellows 9

Ohaeawai 62

Ohaeawai Hotel 63

Ohaeawai Post Office 63

Opua 58

P

Paekakariki 45

Paihia 59

Paramata rail bridge 44

passenger ship (Northern Star) 45

pataka 33

Patea Bar 47

pay rates (1958) 20

PAYNE, Harry 24

Pat 24

Simon 24

Susan 24

PEARSE, Richard 12

Petone 45

picnics 10

Pink and White Terraces 34

pleasure gardens 4

polio epidemic 48

poliomyelitis 48

Ponsonby 36

post offices 60

postcards 53

Pouerua 62

PRESCOTT, Professor 7

Prince of Wales 8

prostitution 10

Pukenui 63

Puketui Valley 12

R

radio 22

railway (Northland) 58

Rangitaiki Hotel 72

Rawene 57

Rawene School 57

REES, Abraham 9

RITCHIE, Arthur 62

Rayma 62

RNZAF International 59

roading 14

roading (1941) 58

Rongotai Airport 44

Rotomahana Hotel 34

Rotorua 33

Ruawai 17

Russell 58

S

Sabin vaccine 48

SAY, Mr. J. 27

Shaw Savill Line 45

shipping 59

Alma G 19

Captain Hobson 59

Doric Star 61

Firefly 43

Hinemoa 31

Matangi 47

M.V. Inaha 46

Northern Star Rangitata 23

Ruru 31

Waipapakauri 59

shooting 8

SKUDDER, Wm 61

Smith and Smith Limited 41

SMITH, Basil 33

Dudley 33

Nora 33

Pamela 33

Philip 33

Reg 33

Vi 33

SMITH, Bob 56

South Taranaki Shipping Co. 47

SPENCER, Ellen 33

Seymour 33

steamboat 61

STEELE, James G 60

STEPHENS, William 60

Sterling Hotel 29

STEWART, Argate 60

STEWART, Downie 10

Stone Store 61

survey plan (Vauxhall) 9

swimming baths 6

T

Taiamai 62

TAMAKI, Mike 34

Tarahi 63

Tarawera Eruption 33

Tauranga 30

Tauranga Harbour 31

Te Corner 65

Te Taonui 63

Te Wairoa 33

Thames 28

The Buried Village 34

thermette 20

THOMAS, George 40

Tiri Tiri Island 13

Towai 59

trams 45

tramways 42

transport (Wellington) 42

tree planting 20

Trentham Camp 58

trolley bus 45

Tuhourangi 34

twin screw motor vessel 47

Tylers 41

V

Vauxhall 4

Vauxhall Gardens 4

VAUXHALL, J 44

violin lessons 39

VOGEL, Julius 5

W

Waihi 29

Waikaraka Park 58

Waipawa 20

Waipawa Railway Station 20

Waitohi 12

Wakarara Ranges 18

WALLACE, Capt. MM 61

WALLACE, Kathy 17

Wallett & Finlayson 37

Wallett and Bower 38

WALLETT, Clara 39

Edith 39

Elizabeth 39

John 39

John Thomas 39

WALSH, Leo 12

Vivian 12

WARD, Sir Joseph 50

WAY, Emily 33

Wellington 42

Whakarewarewa Maori School 34

Whangarei 58

Whiritoa 49

WILLIAMS, Capt. Charles 47

WILLIAMS, Edward 62

Henry 63

WILLIAMS, Lyn 35

WOOD, Beverley 48

Mr and Mrs 48

Peter 48

Robyn 49

woodchopping 57

WORTH, Mr. S. 39

WW II 58

 




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