The Wreck of the Invercauld 4
Gordon Campbell’s account of the1864 shipwreck.
Treasure Seekers 12
A happy find for collector Mervyn Dykes.
Karori Settler Leaves His Mark 14
Biddy Orr relates the story of Jack Tarr “the Milkman”.
The Christening Robe 18
Beverley Teague discusses an heirloom shared around the family.
School Letters from Iona College 20
Contributed by Gordon Tait.
When Jean Deans Raced the Train 24
A nostalgic poem by Ross McMillan.
From the Regions: West Coast 26
Centrefold: Two minutes past the hour of twelve… 36
A busy midday scene in Dunedin’s Princes Street, 1949.
Uncle Tom and the Friendly Road Choirs 38
“I never missed a date with Radio 1ZB…” writes Hugh Hickman.
Memories of Wahine Day 45
Don Boswell responds to the Issue Wahine article in Issue 131.
Remembering the Battle of Kolombangara. 46
From Michael Wynd, The National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Our Stella Standard Ten 50
John and Beth Berry have fond memories of their Stella.
Regions: Auckland 52
Clare Duncan offers theories on the source of four common sayings.
Index and Genealogy List 70
Editor’s Choice: Overloaded? 72
“F.Biggs, Carrier.” Readers are asked to assist with identification.
Cover details: The Mt Albert Fire Station (built 1906), with firebell tower alongside, was situated on New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland. Photographed in about 1910.
Courtesy: Watts Family.
Berry, John and Beth
The National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy
Museums Wellington Collection
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.
Nelson Provincial Museum, Pupiri Taonga o Te Tai Ao
Exisle Publishing Limited
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries
Auckland Libraries, West Auckland Research Centre
West Auckland Historical Society
Mangere Historical Society
The Wreck of the Invercauld, 1864
Karori Settler: Jack Tarr, Milkman
Did you read The Champion Book for Boys?
Hawke’s Bay Boarding School Memories
Uncle Tom and the Friendly Road Choirs
Our Standard Ten Motorcar
Remembering the Battle of Kolombangara
Regions: Auckland and West Coast
A game of card and a drink at the Welcome Inn. Located in the township of Lyell, this photograph is from a selection of West Coast regional images and stories. Turn to page 26.
Nelson Provincial Museum, Pupiri Taonga o Te Tai Ao. Ref: C3803 (Collection-copy).