New Zealand Memories Issue 143

New Zealand Memories Issue 143


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Contents

Building State Houses in the 1950s     4

Gavin Meadows began his carpentry apprenticeship in 1953.

The ‘Quiz Kids’     8

Radio fame for Pat McCarthy.

Bewildered By Minor Fame     11

Paul Aubin was one of the Dunedin ‘Quiz Kids’.

My Love Affair with Radio     13

Cliff Couch shares fond memories.

Willie’s Hut     14

Paul Dingwall recounts his great uncle’s story.

School Uniforms     17

Remember ‘the aperture’ at the shoe shop? Murray Guise does.

When New Zealand Welcomed Monty     18

Christopher Moor documents the popular war hero’s visit.

By Niagara to Canada     22

Gordon Tait is welcomed back with an interesting tale.

From the Regions: Bay of Plenty / Coromandel 26

Centrefold: Hats Are All the Vogue     36

Friendly Society sport’s event at Collingwood.

Searching for Nate     38

Sam Jaffe traces his grandfather’s story.

Memories of Mangakino     46

Settlers from Belfast: Ann Julien remembers.

Readers’ Responses     50

Such a Modest Man     51

The cultural heritage of Les Cleveland by Geoff Lealand.

The Driving Life     54

James Holmes was a service car driver as told by son Peter.

From the Regions: Northland     59

New Zealand’s First Official TV Broadcast     68

Mailbox     69

Index and Genealogy List     70

Editor’s Choice: A Royal Welcome     72

Don Worsnop’s superb night photography.





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