New Zealand Memories Issue 135

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Contents

Christmas Memories  4

Max Cryer documents bygone festivities and carols.

New Arrivals 8

Grace Cheung’s story; from Hong Kong to Auckland in 1948.

The Early Days of New Zealand Newspapers 12

Ian Grant explores the history of print media after European settlement.

From the regions: Whanganui / Manawatu 18

Horace… A Car Full of Character 28

John Stackhouse pens the story of the family’s much-loved Morris 8.

Sapper 21437 35

Eileen Tiller shares a comic postcard from a World War II tunneller.

Centrefold: A Reason to Celebrate 36

Contributed by History House, Greymouth.

Camping with Cousins  38

Jeanette Grant recalls tenting during the Christmas holidays.

From the regions, Waikato 45

Stitch! Stitch! Stitch! In Poverty, Hunger, and Dirt 54

Ian Dougherty discusses ‘sweated labour’.

Reader’s Response: Mutiny in the Ranks 60

Judith Dunlop relates to Geoff Lealand’s Issue 133 article.

Childhood Chuckles 62

A poem from Robert Taylor.

Mailbox 66

Parachute Santa Crashes in Auckland 68

Editor’s Choice: Dog-tired 72

Contributors

Cryer, Max

Cheung, Grace

Peka, June

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland City Libraries

Grant, Ian

Wairarapa Archive

Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.

Tait, Gordon

Barrack, Bruce

Hunt, Tony

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

Whitelock, John

Sneddon, M

Stewart, Graham

Doyle, Judith

Tompkins, A.L.

Stackhouse, Horace

Tiller, E

Grant, Jeanette

History House, Greymouth

McKinnon, John

Pickmere, Alan

Cummings Family Collection

Cole, H.

Dougherty, Ian

Hocken Collections

Dunlop, Judith

Taylor, Robert

Bellini Family Collection

Mangere Historical Society

Index

A

Ahaura 36

AHWIN  Barry 20

airmail 18

Akaroa 17, 32

Akaroa Mail 17

All Blacks 52, 66

anti-apartheid protest 52

Apiti 61

Aranui Caves 49

Arapuni 1,45

Arapuni dam 1, 45

Arapuni Power Station 1, 45

ARMSTRONG  Rev. George 52

Armstrong Whitworth 45

Art Deco architecture 48

ASHWIN  Barbara 20

Auckland 8, 38, 62, 68

Auckland Caravan Club 51

Auckland Central Library 10

Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church 10

aviation 18

AYRES  Mrs 42

B

Banks Peninsula lighthouse 33

BARRACK  Bruce 20

Ngaire 20

BARTER  Charles 30

Battle of Crete 60

BEARD  Sylvia 51

BEGG  Charles 6

Beresford Street Primary 10

blue-bags 4

Bo Ratana 62

Buffalo Beach (Whitianga) 41

C

Cambridge 50

Cambridge Caravan Club 50

CAMPBELL  John 48

camping 38

Canadian canoe 20

canoe 20

Canterbury 29, 72

caravan club 50

caravans 50

Cass 72

Cassins General Store 47

CHAN  David 8

Edith 8

Edmund 8

Grace 8

Mrs Kathleen 8

Rev. W.J 8

Chateau Tongariro 26

CHERRY  Alan 31

Doug 31

child labour 59

Chinese settlers 8

Christchurch 30

Christchurch earthquakes 33

Christmas 4, 68

Christmas carols 6

Christmas holidays 38

Christmas songs 5

Christmas tree 5

CLIFFORD  Harvey 26

clothing industry 54

COLERIDGE  Kathleen 15

COLEY  George 23

comic postcard (WWI) 35

construction work (Arapuni) 45

copper 4

CROKE  Bob 50

D

Dannevirke 18

Darracq motorcar 25

Dawson Falls Lodge 26

dredge (Orwell Creek) 36

Dunedin 54

E

earthquakes (Christchurch) 33

Egmont Settler newspaper 12

ELLIOTT  Charles 15

European settlers 4

F

Farmer’s Christmas Parade 68

Farmers Trading Co. 68

farming 24

Feilding Agricultural School 24

Feilding Cemetery 61

female labour 54

flax fibre 22

flax industry 22

flax mill 22

flax stripper 22

Fordson tractor 24

Foxton 22

FUGE  Trevor 51

G

GILLANDERS  Bette 40

Norman 40

Gillies Garage 47

GLENDINING  Robert 57

govtt accommodation house 48

Grasmere Station 72

GREEN  Frank 51

Mrs 51

GREENHALGH  Tom 51

Tom snr 51

Winnie 51

GREET  Bev 20

Jim 20

Greytown 15

H

Hallensteins Clothing 54

Hamilton 52

hand setting print 15

HANSEN  Fred 35

Mr A.J.O. 35

HASTIE  Don 50

haymaking 24

HENRY  Bill 64

HEWSON  Brenda 30

Grace 30

Jack 30

HILLARY  Sir Edmund 26

holidays (camping) 38

I

industrial legislation 55

industry (Dunedin) 54

IRELAND  Ray 30

J

JENSEN  Evelyn Mary 61

JONES  Peter 66

journeyman printer 15

K

kayaks 21

KELLAND  Alfred 30

KIELY  Margaret 30

KILKEARY  Michael 30

Koiro Station 21

Koroki (Maori King) 62

L

labour force (female) 54

LAIDLAW  Robert 68

Lake Hotel 47

laundry 4

LEVESQUE  Eric 51

Mr W.J 51

Long Bay (Auckland) 38

Long Bay Motor Camp 39

M

Manawatu 18

Manawatu Gorge 25

Manawatu River 23

Mangawai-iti 21

Mangere 62

Mangere Bridge 62

manse (central Auckland) 9

Manukau Hotel 62

Matamata Hot Springs 50

McGREGOR  Sq. Leader 19

McKINNON  Alan 47

Dickie 47

Erna 47

Ian 47

Marge 47

Thesy 47

Mercury Bay 42

Miranui mill 22

MOORE  Albert 66

Elizabeth 66

Thomas Frederick 66

MORISON  Harriett 57

Morrinsville 53

Morris 8 motorcar 28

motorcyclists 52

Moutoa Estate 22

Mt Ruapehu 26

muka 22

music (Christmas) 5

mustering 72

N

NATION  William 15

National Park 26

Nelson 15

Nelson Examiner 17

New Zealand Company 14

Newbury 24

newspaper proproetors 15

newspapers 12

NICHOLSON  Raymond L 60

North Shore (Auckland) 38

NZ Air League 18

NZ Canoeing Assn. 21

NZ Domestic Servents Union 58

NZ Draper’s Assistants Union 58

NZ Gazette 14

NZ Newspapers 12

NZ Woolpack & Textiles 22

O

O’CONNELL  Peter 30

Ohura Falls 21

Onehunga 62

Orwell Creek 36

P

Palmerston North 24

pay rates 57

phonium tenax 22

pianos 5

plum pudding 4

polio epidemic 42

power station (Arapuni) 1, 45

printers 13

printing (newspapers) 13

protestors (Springbok Tour) 52

Q

R

RADCLIFFE  Frederick G. 25

REID  Phil 52

restoration  (Morris 8) 30

REVANS  Samuel 15

riot police (Springbok Tour) 52

ROWE Thomas 30

Ruapehu Affair 61

Ruapehu Ski Club 26

rugby 52

rugby (1956) 66

Rugby Park (Hamilton) 52

RUGE  Colin 51

Maurice 51

Mr C 51

Mrs C 51

S

SAGAR  Linc 20

Santa 68

scutching (flax) 23

SELLARS  George 68

Shannon 22

SHEARER  Mr 19

sheep farming 72

sheet music 6

shipping:  Cheung Tak 9

Dunera 61

New Amsterdam 61

signaller (WWII) 60

Simmon Spartan 18

SKEATES  Mr P.R. 25

Mrs 25

skiing 26

SMITH  Jackie 40

Springbok Tour (1981) 52

Springboks (1956) 66

St Andrews Presbyterian

(Dunedin) 54

STACKHOUSE  Belinda 30

John 30

STEVENTON  Colin 20

Stratford 12

STUART  Robert 30

Sweating Commision 59

sweatshops 54

T

Tailoresses Union 57

Tapu Hill 42

Taranaki scouts 65

Taumarunui 21

Taupo 46

Taupo Maternity Hospital 47

Te Aroha Domain 53

Teal Flying boat 8

tenting 38

Thames 42

THORPE  Patrick 31

tourism (Waitomo) 48

trade unions 57

trams (Auckland) 63

turkey (Christmas) 4

Turoa 26

U

       

V

VESSEY  Ross          31

Sue                       31

W

WADDELL  Rev. Rutherford 54

Waikato 1, 45

Waikato River 45

Waipawa 66

Wairarapa Ski Club 26

Wairarapa Standard 15

Waitemata Harbour 8

Waitomo 48

Waitomo Caves 48

Waitomo Caves Hotel 48

Waitomo Hotel 48

WAKELIN  Richard 15

Wanganui 14

Wanganui Chronicle 14

wedding car (Morris 8) 34

Whanganui River 20

WHITELOCK  John 24

Whitianga 41

WHYTE  Barbara 20

WILSON  Dave 33

Winter Gardens (Auckland) 68

Woodville 25

working conditions 58

World War One 35

World War Two 60

X

Y

Z