The First Wahine 4
Bruce E. Collins gives an account of the triple-screw steamer built in 1913.
School Lunch 8
An unwelcome surprise for Bev Wood.
Poor but Rich 10
Suburban boyhood in the 1930s by Malcolm Smith.
From the Regions: Taranaki 16
The Party Line 26
Hugh Hickman investigates early telephone communication.
Telephones in Blenheim 31
Esther Mallett phone number in 1943 was only four digits.
Olive’s Working Years 32
Jeanette Grant has contributed mother Olive Clarke’s memoirs.
Centrefold: St Helier’s Bay Hotel 36
New Zealanders and the “Golden Age of Operatic Voices” 38
Max Cryer discusses the careers of two female front-rank stars.
Beyond the Sight of Men 43
Bill Conroy brings an ANZAC focus.
Flying Firsts in New Zealand 44
Allan Smith witnessed three unique aviation events.
From the Regions: Nelson / Marlborough 48
Road Patrol 59
School memories from Ted Body.
The Tremaine Tapestry 60
The story of the Felicias by Annette Hay.
Jockey Y-Fronts Hit New Zealand Shops 68
Editor’s Choice 72
Nothing to laugh about.