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New Zealand Memories Issue 90



Contents

When Tuppence Bought the World 4

‘Glorious pages of comics’ recalls Alwyn Owen

 

I Dream of Hokianga 8

Precious family memories from June Shaw

 

Blue Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 10

Early New Zealand pop music by Chris Bourke

 

The Early Years of New Zealand Wrestling 14

Sporting Correspondent Dave Cameron shares from his pool of knowledge.

 

Speedy Sybil 18

Christopher Moor profiles New Zealand’s first woman racing car driver

 

In Print 23

 

Wanganui Comic Postcards 24

Postcards from Bruce Isted’s unique collection.

 

From the Regions: Canterbury 28

 

My Hercules 38

An amusing tale contributed by J. Edward Brown

 

Queen Street Theatres 42

Cherie Devliotis pens an overview of Auckland theatre from 1865

 

From the Regions: Wellington and the Wairarapa 51

 

The Jubilee Airman 1935 62

An intriguing true account written by Beverley Bassett Broad

 

Mailbox 67

 

Readers’ Responses 68

A picture is worth a thousand words

 

Whose Mum and What Word? 69

The history behind the idiomatic phrase

 

Index and Genealogy List 70

 


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Index Issue 90

 

A

accommodation 55, 56

acting (theatre) 47

Agricultural Inspector (schools) 33

air raid shelters 57

airmail 64

ALLEY, Tom 17

ANDERSON, Alex 16

ANDERSON, Ern 17

ANDERSON, George 54

Margaret 54

Aramoho 25

Arawa Scout Group 56

ARCHER, Lionel 21

Archibald Clark & Sons 46

ARMSTRONG, Miss 60

ASHWORTH, Bob 33

Assn. N.Z. Car Clubs 20

Auckland 14, 38, 42

Auckland Amateur Operatic Co. 42

Auckland City 42

Auckland Town Hall 50

Australasian Heavyweight (wrestling) 15

aviation 63

 

B Bailey-Marston Orchestra 13

BAIN, Alex 15

BARTHROP, Mr. 61

BAYNE, Billy 17

bicycle licence 40

bicycles 38

BLOMFIELD, Charles 8

BODGER, Ted 29

BOWRING, Mrs 30

BRAKE, Brian 68

BREEN, Jessie 31

BROWN, Mr. 35

BROWNE, Mr. H.H. 60

BSA bicycle 39

BUCKLAND, Albert 43

Burkes Pass Hotel 30

BUTCHER, Marg & Ernie 29

 

C

Caledonian Sports Meeting 15

calliper brakes 38

CAMERON, Dick 17

CAMPBELL, George 14

Lou 14

Phil 14

Canterbury 28

Canterbury Museum 35

CARTER, Jim 14

CARTER, Reg 27

Carterton 59

Carterton Church 60

Carterton Council Chambers 60

Carterton Hockey Team 61

Catlins 63

cattle 35

CHALLIS, Charlotte 60

Chatham Islands 34

Civic Theatre 43

civilian manpower controls 57

CLARKE, Jack 16

Clarke’s Cycle Works 40

clothing (cycling) 40

CLOUGH, Mr 35

Coast Watchers 55

Cobb dam 35

cocoa (school) 33

Colosseum Buildings 47

comet 72

Comet Cycle Works 40

comic postcards 24

comic strips 5

comics 4

Cook Strait 64

COOK, Jack 49

COOPER, Johnny 14

COUTTS, Hec 30

COYLE, James 49

CROAD, Phil 13

croquet 28

CUMMINS, Coral 14

Cynicus Publishing Co. Ltd 25

 

D

dam 31

dancing 12

dancing (theatre) 47

DAVIES, Taffy 30

DAY, Dennis 35

Day’s Bay 55

DE CLEENE, Mr. R. 16

demolition (theatre) 47

DENBEE, Fred 61

DEVLIN, Johnny 13

DIAMAR, June 30

discipline 33

District Manpower Office 56

DIX, Mr. P.R. 43

DOBBYN, Dave 12

Dominion of N.Z. Wrestling Union 17

DONALDSON, Mr. 35

DOWRICK, Lee 47

Dunedin 20, 72

DUXBURY, Nancy 33

dynamo 40

 

E

E.T.W. Dennis & Sons Ltd 25

Eastbourne 54

Eastbourne Borough Council 54

EDSER, Harry 46

Education Board 33

EDWARDS, Bettina 49

EKLUND, Clarence 15

Embassy, The 50

 

F

Fairlie 30

Fairlie exchange 30

Fairlie Hotel 30

Farmers Trading Co. 40

FARRELL, John 47

fashion 36

films 48

FISHER, Mr. W. 61

floods (Hutt River) 59

food coupons (WWII) 56

FOSTER, Mr. C. 61

Frank Duncan & Co. Ltd. 25

FRANKIN, George 47

FRASER, Mr. 35

Fullers Opera House 42

 

G

GARDINI, Maracci 17

George Wallace Revue Co. 49

Geraldine Presbyterian Church 31

GIBB, Jim 55

GIBSON, Agnes 34

Allan 34

James 34

Jim 34

Gisborne 15

GODDEN, Jimmy 49

GOOMES, Mr. 35

GORE, Fred 12

GOWER, Jim 13

Gracefields 56

GRAHAM, Stanley 33

Grand, The 50

Great Comet (1882) 72

GRENNELL, Arthur 35

Griffins Biscuit factory 56

 

H

HACKENSCHMIDT, George 14

HAFT, Al 17

HALL, George 46

HARDIMAN, Anne 9

HARPER, Bill 47

HARRIE, Nancy 14

HART, Mr. J. 60

HAWKINS, George 47

HEALY, Chips 13

HENMAN, Bill 55

Hercules bicycle 38

Hercules Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd. 41

HILL, Herb 16

His Majesty’s Theatre 15, 42

hobby (postcard collecting) 24

Hokianga 8

Hokianga Harbour 8

Holmes Bay 32

HOLMES, George 33

HOLMES, Mr. 35

Home Guard 56

Hoon Hay 28

horsedrawn wagon 36

HOUGH, Andy 35

Howard Morrison Quartet 13

HUGHAN, Mr. G. 60

humour (postcards) 24

HUNT, Gregory 35

Hamish 35

Herbert 35

Jim 35

Langdale 35

Hutt River 58

Hutt Valley Camp 57

 

I

INGRAM, Wallie 15

 

J

J.C. Williamson Musical Comedy Co. 46

J.G. Ingram & Co. 19

J.T. Julian & Son 47

JACKSON, Bob 30

Jaguar Le Mans XJS V12 22

jazz 14

JOHANSSON, Walter 17

JOHNSTON, Bertha 60

Dr. 60

Jack 60

JONES, Mr. J.D. 43

Jubilee airmail 64

 

K

Kaiangaroa 35

Kaiapoi 28

Kaihu 8

KALANGHER, Ted 29

KAMO, Tuanui 35

KEITH, Captain 35

KEITH, Hamish 47

KENNEDY, Brian 12

Claire 12

Naughton 12

Khandallah 55

KILONIS, John 17

King George V 33

KING, Cyril 52

Denis 53

Rena 52

Robin 53

KING, Mr. A. 60

Kingsford Smith Air Service Ltd. 63

KINGSFORD SMITH, Sir Charles 63

Kohukohu 8

Kreutz Sungrazers 72

 

L

Lake Pukaki 29

Lake Pukaki dam 29

Lake Pukaki Hydro 29

Lake Tekapo 30

LANAUZE, Mr. 35

LATIMER, Miss 30

LEE, Julian 14

licence (bicycle) 40

Ligar Canal 44

LINDOP, Mr. W.T. 60

livestock (shipping) 35

LOCHORE, Don 47

Lower Hutt 56, 58

LUPP, Beverley 19

Duane 19

John 19

Percival 20

Sybil 18

Thelma 19

Lyttelton 35

 

M

MADDOCK, Ted 31

Majestic Cabaret 12

Majestic Theatre 46

MANATON, Mrs. 30

MANING, Judge F.E. 9

manpowering 56

Maori Battalion 13

Marconi transmitter 64

MARQUET, Mrs. 32

Mary Potter Hospice 22

MASSON, Mr. A. 60

Masterton 15

MAY, Ricky 14

Mayfair Cabaret 12

McCARTHY, Pat 17

McINTOSH, Constable 29

McLAUGHLAN, Jack 17

McMINN, Pat 13

mechanical engineer 18

Melling Bridge 58

MERITO, Gerry 13

Merson Bros. 40

Messr. H. Mahoney & Son 43

MG Car Club 22

MILBURN, Jack 47

MILLER, Walter 16

MILLER, Walter 17

Ministry of Works Camp 29

Moera 56

MOIR, Gunner 15

Monde Marie Restaurant 53

monoplane 63

MOORE, Mr. W. 60

MORTON, Charles 49

motor buses 36

motor mechanic 18

motor racing 20

Mount Cook Company 29

Mount Cook Cup 30

Mount Eden 39

Mount Victoria 53

music retailers 12

musicians 12

 

N

N.Z. Heavyweight (wrestling) 15

N.Z. Women’s Aux. Air Force 19

New Zealand Army 55

Newmarket 40

Ngati Poneke Club 12

nightclubs 14

Nimmo’s Building 12

novelty postcards 24

 

O

O’BRIEN, Pat 17

O’BRIEN, Thomas 49

Ohakune 12

Orongorongo River 57

Otago Harbour 72

Otago Sports Car Club 20

Owenga 35

 

P

PARATENE, Moana 15

pastimes 5

PEARCE, Arthur 12

PERCIVAL, John 64

PESEK, John 14

Peter Pan Cabaret 12

PHILLPOTTS, Arthur 60

Bertha 61

Charlotte 60

Joseph 60

Raymond Arthur 60

Pigeon Bay school 32

Pitt Island 35

PITT, Hon. William 43

Pleasant Point 30

POHARAMA, Andy 30

POHIO, Mr. 35

POLLARD, Charlie 17

POMARE, Mr. 35

pop music 11

PORTER, Tawa 16

Post & Telegraph Dept. 39

postal service 64

PREECEL, Mr. 35

PREISTS, Mr. 35

PRINCE, Elsie 49

Pukaki Downs Station 29

Pukaki School 30

 

R

racing car driver 18

Raetihi 17

Railway Workshops 56

Randwick School 57

Rangi Point 9

RAYE, Regina 50

reading (children) 5

Red Mill Cabaret 48

Regent Ballroom 13

Regent Theatre 43

RENNIE, Inez 53

RIDLEY, Mr. 33

RIGGS, George 61

Rimutaka Hills 60

Ripeka Tapu Church 9

ROBIN, Ike 15

ROBINSON, Daisy 47

rock’n’roll 11

ROSOMAN, Art 12

Ross 68

rugby 30

 

S

SADDLER, Laddie 59

sayings 68

SCARROW, Dave 17

school (Pukaki) 30

school gardens 33

School Inspector 33

school teaching 32

SEDDON, Bea 53

Derry 53

Mary 53

Tom 53

SEYMOUR, Graeme 35

Ron 35

SHAW, Artie 12

SHEARS, John 14

shipping livestock 35

shipping

Aorangi 17

Cobar 54

Inglis 35

Kamo 35

Manuka 35

Muritai 54

M.V. Port Waikato 34

Rimutaka 60

S.S. Manuka 63

SIBBIN, George 44

Sibbin’s Theatre 43

silent film 42

SIMMONDS, Henry 61

Skeates & White 40

Smith & Caughey Ltd 43

SMITH, Beaumont 49

SOLOMON, Mr 35

Speedwell Cycle Works 40

Spoon Hill 57

St. James Theatre 49

St. Mary’s Church (Blenheim) 19

STANNAGE, Beris 63

John Stanley 63

state housing 56

STEBBING, Eldred 12

SUNNI, Mohomet 16

surf boat 35

SURRIDGE, Mick 29

SUTHERLAND, Mr. J.W. 14

 

T

Tahunanui Beach 19

Tanza Records 14

TAYLOR, Bill 64

Te Awamutu 17

Te Kuiti 55

TE RANGI, Chief Herewini Te Toko 9

telegram delivery boy 39

telephone 29

theatre 42

ticketing (ferries) 55

Timaru 36

TOOMATH, Mr. W 60listed in capitals.

transit housing 54

trans-Tasman flight 63

TRESIZE, Theo 48

Trocadero Club 13

TUANUI, Mr. 35

TUNNICLIFF, Ted 61

TUOHY, Mr. 14

Tut Coltman Band 13

TUTTON, Jack 20

 

U

U.S. Servicemen (WWII) 12

ULM, Charles 64

United Services Hotel 43

 

V

VALESKA, Madame 48

VANCE, Farmer 17

vaudeville 42

 

W

WADE, Bill 30

WAGHORN, Bernard 32

Waikanae 51

Waikanae River 51

Wainui-o-mata 57

Waiparera cemetery 8

Wairarapa 59

Wairarapa Bowling Team 61

Wairau Valley 19

Waitangi 34

Waitapu School 9

WAITERE, Mr. 35

WALKER, George 14

WALL, Vern 30

Wanganui 24

war rationing 56

WARDELL, ‘Inky’ 29

WARREN, Jim 13

WARREN, Phillip 47

Waterloo Hotel 52

WATKINS, Anne Ruamamoa 9

Ralph Fletcher 9

WATSON, Lance 21

Sybil 21

WEISNER, Gus 35

WELLESLEY-COLLEY, Joseph 19

Sybil 18

Wellington 21,55, 64

Wellington (music) 12

Wellington City 52

Whangarei 5

Wharekauri 35

WHITEHEAD, Lily 8

Wildt & Kray 26

WILLIAMS, Pixie 14

WILLIAMSON, Mr. J.C. 48

Williamson’s Construction 29

Williamson’s Films New Zealand Ltd. 48

WILSON, Gwen 29

WILSON, Harry 31

WILSON, Mrs 31

Wintergarden 13

Wintergarden cabaret 50

WOOD, Spike 29

Woolston Tanneries 29

World Championships (wrestling) 16

wrestling 14

Wurlitzer organ 50

WWII 12, 39

WYBER, Ian 29

 

Y

YMCA (Fairlie) 30

 

Z

ZBYSZYKO, Stanislaus 17

ZIGMUND, Joe 17

 




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