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New Zealand Memories Issue 95



Contents

Captain Moonlight: the Lonely Prospector 4

This enigmatic Scotsman is profiled by John Dunmore

Has Anyone Seen the Elbow Grease? 8

Another idiomatic phrase examined by Claire Duncan

The Consequences of Gallipoli 10

Frank Cartwright relates his father’s story

Everybody’s Aunt 18

Radio personality Maud Basham is remembered by Barbara Newburgh

Household Hint 21

Penned by the much-loved Aunt Daisy

From the Regions: Otago 22

Grass 32

Memories of carefree childhood days from Alwyn Owen

Monster Cabbage 35

Seeds, settlers and enormous vegetables are featured in this excerpt from

Bee Dawson’s captivating book

Centrefold: All in a Day’s Work 36

Accommodating the Plains Traveller 38

The licenced inn provided an early rural focal point. By Peter Hewson

Huskies 44

Training dogs for the N.Z. Antarctic Expedition in 1957 by D.E. Drake

The New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade Horses 1914 - 1918 46

By James Fagan with photographs from the Palmerston North City Library

The White Ghost 48

A shipping tale by Don Quirk

Between Two Farms 50

Fun on the farm with Ian Strang

Reader’s Response 53

Early Airmail by Avro 10

Lunch at Frankton Junction 54

An excerpt from Graham Hutchins’ superb book ‘Last Train to Paradise’

In Print 56

From the Regions: Hawke’s Bay 57

Mailbox 68

Index and Genealogy List 70

Editor’s Choice 72

Number Eight

Cover image: Radio personality Aunt Daisy

(Maud Ruby Basham )


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Index Issue 95

A

accommodation houses 40,43

advertising 19

air raid bags 68

air raid precautions 68

airmail 53

Alford Forest 43

alluvial gold 27

Anchor Shipping Co. 49

ANNAND Mr. D. 57

Annand’s Bookshop 57

ANSELL James 26

Anzac Cove 14

Anzac Day parade 17

Army Cert of Education 13

Army Service Corps 13

Arrow River 27

Arrowtown 27

Ashburton 38

AUBREY Christopher 22

Auckland 36

Aunt Daisy 18

Australian Light Horse Brigade 47

aviation 53

Avro 10 53

AYERS Harry 44

B

backfarms 50

BAILIE Jack 7

Ballarat Hotel 25

Baring Arms 43

BASHAM Barbara 19

Frederick 19

Frederick Jr. 19

Geoffrey 19

Maud Ruby 18

Bay of Islands 69

Bible Reading Fellowship 19

BIRDWOOD Lord 13

BOOTH Robert 40

BOWEN Richard 43

BOWER David 35

Bridge Hotel 22

broadcasting 19

BURGESS John 42

Burke Hut 24

Burke’s Pass Hotel 42

butcher’s shop 72

C

cabbage 35

cafeteria (railway) 54

CAMERON Miss Forbes 60

CAMPBELL Capt. N 49

Hugh 60

Canterbury Plains 38

canvastowns 27

Cardrona River 27

CARTWRIGHT Corp. Charles Henry

11

Edward 12

Ellen 12

Louisa 11

Castlecliff School 68

Catlin’s River Branch line 31

Central Otago 26

Certificate of Discharge 49

chemist shop 63

Chief Gold Receiver 27

Chinese 27

Christchurch 43

CHUDLEIGH Edward 41,43

Clutha River 27

coaches 43

Cook Strait 49

cookery classes 61

cows (dairy) 51

Crown Range 24

Cyclone Bola 66

D

Daily Telegraph office 1,62

dairy cows 50

DIXON Mr 41

dogs 44

Dunedin 17,23,27

DUNFORD William 41

Dunford’s Accommodation House 40

DUNLOP Bill 31

DUNNETT John 62

Dunstan diggings 27

Dunstan Trail 29

Dunstan, The 27

E

economy 27

Education (Havelock North) 58

education(canterbury) 43

elbow grease 8

ELLIS Murray 45

emigrants 27

Esk Valley 63

Evans Bay 49

F

FAGAN Mick 43

‘Faith in Australia’ 53

farming 50

ferry (Pukaki River) 38

ferryman 41

Flockhouse 47

flower seeds 35

FLOWERS Charles 41

Frankton Junction 54

FRASER Miss Isobel 60

Freeman’s Bay 36

French Pass 49

G

Gabriel’s Gully 27

Gallipoli 10

glory box 68

gold 4,26

gold escort coach 27

gold prospecting 27

Golden Bay 48

goldrush 4,23,26

GRAHAM Harry 68

GRAIGIE Bill 62

GRAY James 22

Grey Valley (West Coast) 7

GUY Alfred 72

H

Hamilton 54

Hampden 7

HANCOCK Jack 31

HARTLEY Horatio 27

Hastings 1,62

Hastings Borough Council 62

Havelock North 58

Hawke’s Bay 57

Hawke’s Bay County Council 65

Hawke’s Bay Earthquake 66

Hawke’s Bay Motor Co. 65

haymaking 34

HILLARY Sir Edmund 44

HINDLE James 11

Home Guard 17

horse and cart 38

horses 46

hotel keepers 43

Houipapa 31

household hints 21

huskies 44

Hutt Valley 35

I

Iidiomatic phrases 8

INNES Mr C.L. 40

inns 40

Iona College 58

J

JACKMAN Harold 11

jigger 31

JONES Louisa 11

JUNGE Tony 31

K

Kaitangata 15,22

Kaitangata Presbyterian Church 22

Kauri Timber Company 36

Kawerau River 27

KEMP Charlotte 69

James 69

L

Lake Pukaki 38

Lake Wakatipu 27

lawnmowing 32

licenced inns 38

liquor licences 41

Lower Ferry 43

luncheon hamper (NZR) 54

LYTTELTON Lord 43

M

M.B.E (Aunt Daisy) 20

Macetown 27

Mackenzie district 38

mail delivery (Wairoa) 65

Makarora 24

marketing 19

MARSDEN Samual 69

Marsden Cross 69

MARSH Dr. George 44

Marshall’s Accommodation House 41

Maruia 5

MASSEY William 58

Matahorua Bridge (2011) 66

Matahorua Stream Bridge 65

Matahorua Viaduct 66

Matahoura Gorge 64

Mataka 69

McILDOWIE Agnes 60

McPHERSON John 26

milk cans 68

Milton 15

Milton railway station 15

Mohaka 64

Mohaka Riding 65

MONTGOMERY Miss 19

MOONLIGHT

Captain George Fairweather 4

John 7

Mrs 6

Moonlight Gulley 7

Morris Commercial 50

Morrison mower 32

Morse Code 13

Morse Key 13

Mount Cook Motors 42

Mounted Rifles Brigade 47

mowing 32

Mt. Cook 44

Mt. Somers Road Board 43

Murchison 6

N Napier 63

Napier coach 65

Napier-Wairoa Road 64

Nelson 5

Nelson College 48

New Inn 42

New Plymouth 19

New Plymouth Central School 19

New Plymouth High School 19

NOONAN James 42

Norman Edward 40

NORRIE Lord 20

Northern Wairoa River 51

NZ Antarctic Expedition 44

NZ Mounted Rifles 46

O

Oihi Beach 69

Opihi River 42

Otago 22

Otago gold 26

Otago Provincial Govt. 27

P

P&M Panther motorcycle 62

pa site 69

Palmerston North 47

paspalum 33

pharmacy 63

Pouto Peninsula 51

POWLES Lt. Colonel 47

PRATT Ivy 24

Presbyterian school 60

prospector 4,26

Provincial Govt. 43

Public Works Dept. 65

public works huts 24

publican 7

punt 38

Purerua Peninsula 69

Q

QUIRK Charlie 48

R

radio 19

Radio 2ZB 20

Radio IZB 19

railway (Napier-Wairoa) 66

railways 54

Rakaia River 40

Rangihoua Pa 69

Rangitata River 41,43

Raupo 50

recipebook 19

recipes 19

REILLY Christopher 27

reward (gold) 27

RIBCHESTER Annie 11

Elizabeth 11

Richmond 7

RIDDLE Charlie 38

Fred 38

Robert 38

river ports (Hawke’s Bay) 64

river transport 64

Road Boards 43

roading 64

Roads and Bridges Construction Bill 65

Rochfort Line 65

ROLLESTON William 41

ROSENBERG Alfred 53

Rotorua Express 55

Ruawai 50

RUSSELL Sir Andrew 47

S

safe (cool storage) 21

School crest 60

school curriculum (1912) 60

school uniform (girls) 58

Scott Base 44

seaman 48

seed catalogue 35

seed mechants 35

seeds 35

Selwyn River 40

shako headwear 62

Shipping

Kista Dan 44

M.V. Arahura 60

Oban 48

S.S. Rimutaka 19

Talisman 48

Tuatea 60

Shotover 27

SMITH Capt. Mein 35

South Pole 44

St. Bathans 25

St. Mary’s Church Choir 19

steam train 22

STOTHART Leslie 63

STRANG Ida 50

Jack 50

SULLIVAN Fleur 29

T

Tasman Glacier 44

Tawanui 30

Tawanui Station 30

TAYLOR Bertie 19

Katie 19

Maud Ruby 19

Mrs Elizabeth 19

teaching 19

TEWA Jack 27

THOMPSON Anthony 43

Three Creeks 42

Timaru 43

timber train 30

traffic officer 62

tramping 24

trans-tasman flight 53

TRIPP Mr L.O.H. 40

TROLLOPE Anthony 40

TURNER Capt. 65

TURTON Frances 43

William 43

Turton’s Accommodation House 40,43

U

UFS Dispensary 63

union card 48

V

V.E. Day 17

V.J. Day 17

vacuum cleaner 19

vegetable seeds 35

VLM Charles 53

W

Waipawa 57

Wairoa 64

Wairoa County Council 64

WARD Joseph 43

waterfront strike (1951) 49

WEEDON William 41

Wellington 63,72

Wellington (shipping) 49

West Coast goldfields 27

WESTRUPP Sam 48

Whanganui River 68

WHITE Mrs 43

White Hart Hotel 7

WHYTE Rev. Alexander 60

Wilkin River 24

WWI 12,46

WWII 17,20

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