New Zealand Memories Issue 124

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Contents

A Winding Pathway to Love and War  4

John Stackhouse pens his grandfather’s story.

Fathers in the Delivery Suite? Not in the 1950s 12

Maternity practices were very different then. Joyce Powell explains.

Top of the Vox 16

Matt Elliott unearths an Auckland ventriloquist.

Recollections of a Bank Manager 19

Brian Mudge remembers his first job in Rotorua.

Olverston 24

Dunedin’s Historic Homestead.

From the Regions: Hawke’s Bay 26

Origins 34

Claire Duncan explores the origins of common sayings.

Centrefold:  Day Trippers to Waiwera 36

Artie Shaw and the Naval Band in New Zealand 38

Roger Strong takes us back to the days when swing was king.

Turning Point 42

A poignant story from R.B. Wynn-Williams.

Uncle Reuben: Pioneer Motorist of the Buller 44

Graeme Walsh records an account of early settlement.

Youth’s Hope Goes Crashing 50

Written by Ethel Webber, and contributed by her grandson Roger Miller.

From the Regions: Otago 54

Mailbox 66

Index and Genealogy List 70

Editor’s Choice: The Scrum Machine 72

A gem from noted cartoonist Nevile Lodge.

Cover image: John (Jack) Brinsdon stands proudly beside his Dennis petrol wagon c.1923.  Courtesy of Garth Brinsdon.

Index

A

A. Pringle & Co.

26

Adelphi

16

Agency Officer (bank)

22

AGLORA Joe

41

Ahuriri

30

ALPERS   Mr O.T.J.

6

Amberley

4

American soldiers

12

ANDERSON  Mr T.

32

antibiotics

14

ARSHAWSKY  Arthur

39

Arthur Cleave & Co

16

Artie Shaw Navy Band

39

ASHCROFT  Mrs

28

                       William Hugh

28

                       William James

28

Auckland

     12, 16, 39

Auckland Hospital Board

12

Auckland Town Hall

39

B

babies

12

Bains Gorge

64

Balmacewan

56

bank manager

19

Bank of New South Wales (Rotorua)

19

banking

19

beekeeping

28

BENJAMIN  Abraham

24

                      David

24

benzine (petrol)

54

Benzine Coy.

54

betting (races)

20

BETTS  Charles

44

              Charlie

48

              Elizabeth

44

              Florence Maud

46

              Henry

44

              Reginald

48

              Rueben

44

              Val

48

Betts Motors Ltd

47

Betts’ Garage

48

Big Tree motor oil

48

Big Tree petrol

54

birth control

14

Black Cat Goldmine

63

brickmaker

30

BRINSDON  John

54

BROWN  Private Tot

9

Brown & Fairburn

48

Brunsfield Medal

57

Buller Motor Garage

47

Buller River

44

Bullock Creek

65

Burnham Military Camp

48

C

Cadillac motorcar

46

Cambridge

23

CAMPBELL  Miss

26

Canterbury

4

Canterbury Infantry Regiment

7

cartoonist

72

Caversham

57

Central Otago

61

Charleston

45

Chinese (gold)

62

Christchurch

48

Christmas Parade

22

clarinetist

39

COLENSO  Mr R.

32

COLLINS  James C.

32

contraception

14

Cornwall Park

12

CRANE  Aaron

45

               Harriett

45

D

dancehalls

39

Dannevirke

26

David Benjamin & Co.

24

De Pelichet McLeod’s woolstore

30

Dennis petrol wagon

54

DOWNIE  Florence Maud

46

Downie’s Hotel

46

dressmaking

12

Duke & Duchess of York

29

Dunedin

           24, 55

Dunedin Golf Club

56

E

E. Hayes & Sons

60

Empress Theatre

16

engineering (Hayes)

60

entertainment (music)

             1, 39

F

FALCONER  Marion

58

fencing

61

FINDLAY  Sir John

6

flannel pilchers

14

flourmill

61

FOGARTY  Michael

56

Ford Prefect

21

Fuller’s Opera House

16

G

Gallagher Bros.

45

Gallipoli

8

garage (Westport)

47

general practitioner (Lyttelton)

42

GEORGE  Sir Ernest

24

GLASSFORD  Mrs

50

Glenhope

46

gold mining

62

golfing

56

Gore

58

GOUDIE  Mr

7

GRANTLY-READ  Dr D.

14

H

HARRIS  Mr

32

                Tasso

41

Hart’s Public Warehouse

16

Hastings

29

Hastings Post Office

29

Hastings Railway Station

29

Havelock North

28

Hawera

50

Hawke’s Bay

26

HAY  James Augustus Lewis

28

HAYES  Ernest

61

              Hannah

61

Hayes Engineering

60

Herald Office

32

HILL  Bob

30

           Molly

30

historic house

24

honey (Rakanui)

28

HOOD  David

57

house plans

24

HUTCHINSON  William

58

I

Ida Valley

61

Ida Valley flour mill

61

ILES  Miss

6

Inangahua Landing

45

J

jazz

             1, 39

judges’ runner

20

K

KILKENNY  Jack

47

kiln (brick)

30

knitting

14

L

LA POLLA  Ralph

41

Lands Office (Napier)

32

layette pattern

13

LE FAVE  Dick

41

LEWTON  Fred

6

LODGE  Necille Sidney

72

Lyttelton

42

M

MACKENZIE  David

43

Manawatu

72

Manawatu rugby

72

MARSHALL  Molly

30

                       Rev.

32

Matamata

23

Maternity care

12

Maternity Certificate

14

maternity clothes

12

maternity layette

12

MATHISON  Mr S.

59

                       Mr T.

59

McKays Crossing

            1, 39

MEECHANG  Maurie

62

                         Terry

63

                         Tony

63

MICHAELIS  Marie

24

midwifery care

14

Mornington

57

Mornington Hotel

56

Mount Brown

4

MUDGE  Brian

18

Murchison

46

Murchison Court House

47

Murchison Earthquake

47

MURISON  Mr W.D.

57

musterers’ hut

65

N

Napier

28

Napier Hill

30

Napier Hospital

30

Napier kiln

30

nappies

14

National Woman’s Hospital

12

New Plymouth

52

NEWMAN  Billie

46

Newman Brothers

46

Newman coaches

46

nursing (maternity)

14

NZ Plunket Society

13

O

Oamaru

54

Old Man Range

62

Olverston

24

Onepango

4

Otago Golf Club

56

Oturehua

60

P

Packers Point

45

Paekakariki

40

PARSONS  Bill

6

Passchendaele

            9, 43

PATERSON  Mr E.

59

PATTERSON  Warren

58

PEARSON  Hannah

61

PETRIE  Annie

8

PETRIE  Clarice

8

PETRIE  Edward

8

PETRIE  Fank

7

PETRIE  Janie

7

PETRIE  Jessie

8

PETRIE  Lily

8

pigeon shooting

6

Plaza Theatre

16

Plunket

13

politics

30

Pomahaka

62

Pomahaka River

62

popular music

            1, 39

Port Officer of Health

42

Prince Edward Theatre

16

Q

Quail Island

42

Queen’s Jubilee

27

R

rabbit control

61

race meetings

20

Rakanui honey

28

Rangiora

6

recordings (glass acetate)

40

records (78rpm)

40

Reefton

44

REID  Mr J.C.

57

Robands Service Station

22

Rongotai

40

Rongotai Exhibition Dance Hall

40

ROSE  David

40

Ross & Gledinning

28

Rothman’s Tobacco Factory

30

Rotokohu

45

Rotorua

19

Rotorua Christmas Parade

22

Rotorua Racing Club

20

Rough Ridge

60

Roxburgh

62

royal tour cavalcade

47

rugby

72

rugby scrum

72

S

scrum machine

72

SEALY  Mr

32

service cars

46

SEWELL  Joseph

47

sewing

12

sewing machine

12

SHAND  Professor

57

SHAW  Artiel

39

sheep farming

4

Shell petrol

54

Shine Gorge

65

Shipping  HMS Nimrod

42

                HMS Torch

42

                Maheno

10

                Otago

45

                Renowa

29

                RMS Tahiti

8

                Ruapehu

28

                SS Rimutuka

51

                Taranaki

24

                Terra Nova

42

SMITH  Angus

26

SMITH  Mr R.

59

SMITH  Sydney Charles

26

Social Security Act 1938

14

SOUTER  Mr R.A.

57

Southern Cemetary (Dunedin)

55

St Andrews Cross

57

STACE  Frank

6

STACKHOUSE  Archie

5

STACKHOUSE  Elsie

5

                            Ernest

4

                            James

4

                            Janie

5

                            Leonard

4

                            Mary

5

swing (dance)

39

T

T.B. Shelters

28

Taradale Town Hall

31

Taranaki

52

Taupo

21

Taupo Banking Agency

22

taxi service

47

Te Puke Station

67

Telfer Medal

57

Teviot

64

The Olde Cup (golf)

57

THEOMIN  David

24

THEOMIN  Dorothy

24

                      Edward

24

                      Marie

24

THOMSON  John

57

TIFFEN  Mr

32

TODD  Andrew

58

TOUGH  Dave

41

TOWNLEY  Frederick

55

                     Frederick junior

55

                     Sara

55

TREMAINE  Harriett

45

Trentham

28

Trentham Army Camp

7

tuberculosis

28

U

UPHAM  Capt. Charles

43

                Dr Charles Hazlitt         42

42

                Ethel

42

                Reginald

43

US 39th general Hospital

12

US Marines

            1, 39

US Navy

39

V

VALENTINE  Charles

16

ventriloquist

16

ventriloquist dummy

16

W

waggoner

45

Waikaia

64

Waipawa

27

Waipawa Parade

27

Waiwera

36

Waiwera Beach

36

Waiwera Hot Springs Hotel

36

Waiwera wharf

36

Wandle Valley

10

WEBBER  Ethel

50

Wellington

            7, 39

Wellington Girls’ College

8

WEST-HILL  Percy

67

Westport

45

Whangamomona

52

Whites Aviation

67

WILSON  Mr A.W.

26

Windmill Works

61

windmills

60

wing dams

64

wirestrainer

60

WOOD  Mr

7

wool-classing

30

World War One

4

World War Two

          39, 48

X

Y                 

Z