New Zealand Memories Issue 36

$15.00

Contents

The last ghost watch 4

Lighthouse duties on Portland Island by

G.B. Langman

Editorial comment and mailbox 12

The stories we could tell! 13

Seddon and Grey pose together

A fond farewell to our Queen Mother 14

Photographs of the 1927 Royal New Zealand Tour

The kid from Karangahake 16

Alfred Lawry shares childhood memories

“The Come to Blenheim Association” 21

Insights contributed by the

Marlborough Historical Society

Through my binoculars 22

Fond recollections of bygone days by Belle Avery

Images of the regions: Wanganui / Manawatu 26

A slice of life 36

Funeral procession at Karangahake

To help the mothers and save the babies 38

Joyce Powell has early recollections of

the Plunket Society

A true blue story 45

Poetry from Henry Perrett

Index

A

ABBOT Mrs 22

adolescents 43

advertising 63

aircraft 48

airmen 49

American Hospital 29

Anderson’s Bay 39

Anglican Church 30

Ante-Natal classes 40

architecture 28

Armed Constabulary 57

ATTWOOD Edward 31

              Mavis 31

Auckland Domain 55

Auckland Karitane Hospital 39

Auckland 22,55

AVERY Amy 22

          George 22

Aviation Historical Society 49

B

baby care 39

baches 22

Bank of New Zealand 30

Barbier & Fenestre 7

beaches 22

BEERE Capt Gerald B 58

BEGG Dr 43

BENNISON George 12

BENT Premier 13

birth control 43

blacksmith 72

blacksmithy 72

BLANSHARD Roger 6

Blenheim 21

blockhouses 58

BLOMFIELD Lofty 29

boating 25

Boer War 13

boxing 29

breast feeding 39

British Colonial Office 13

Brockway bus 61

Bruce Railway & Co 65

Bull Rock 8

BULLER Sir Walter 26

bus company 61

buses 61

BUTT Mr EA 62

C

Calvery 59

CAMPBELL John 60

camps 62

Canterbury Museum 49

Cape Campbell 6

carless days 12

Castlepoint coach 12

celebrations 24

child abuse 44

children’s books 63

Children’s Camp 62

Children’s Health Camp 62

CLARK TA 7

Claudland Showground 55

Clevedon 28

coaches 12

coal 20, 56

coalmines 56

COHEN Mrs M 28

Come to Blenheim Assn 21

Constables 55

contraception 43

Cook Strait 5

Crossley motor car 15

CUMMING Major 59

D

Daimler Benz engine 49

DENTON Frank James 72

diary 31

diesel engines 49

Dog Island 5

Domestic Purposes Benefit 44

Duke & Duchess of York 1,14,46

Dunedin Karitane Hospital 39

E

Earnslaw Steam Theme 46

Earnslaw TSS 46

electricity 24

engines 49

Enterprise 5

entertainment 28

ERDNISS Wilhelm 50

Erla Machinwerke 49

Evening Post 49

F

fabrics 70

family planning 43

Family Support Units 44

farmers 55

fashion 70

Father-Son evenings 43

feeding 39

Fire Insurance Office 13

fishing 24

FITZGIBBON Norah 39

Ford Coupe 42

Fort Galatea 59

FOW Mr JR 64

FOX Sir William 26

Foxton Anglican Church 30

Foxton 30

Frankton 61

fuel injected engine 49

funeral 13,20,36

G

garrison 59

glass plates 65

Glenbrook Railway 65

gold 16,46

GOODWIN Ron 46

GOSSIL Titch 56

grandstand 55

GREENHOW brothers 70

GREY Governor Sir George 13,58

GRIGGS John 12

groom 70

groomsmen 70

Gruppe 66 50

Guthrie & Braithwaite 60

H

Hamilton Post Office 60

Hamilton 60,64

HARDING William James 26

HARRIS Mrs L 39

HARRISON, Jim 56

Health Camp 62

Hirere 23

Historical Places Trust 46

Hokitika 42

Hokonui Coal Co 65

Hokonui 65

Home Guard 53

Hone Heke 13

horse teams 20

horsetrekking 31

hygiene 39

I

immigration 44

Industrial fair 49

infant care 39

infant mortality 39

Intermediate Schools 43

Invercargill 46

Iron Cross 52

J

JOHNSTON Major 53

K

Karangahake 16, 36

Karitane Hospital 38

Karitane Nurses Home 38

KEANE Mr 24

kerosene lamps 6

King Dick 13

KING Dr Truby 39

King George VI 1,14

Kingfish 24

Kingston Flyer 46

Kingston 46

Kinloch 47

L

Lake Hotel 58

Lake Taupo 57

Lake Wakatipu 47

LANGE David 28

Langholm Hotel 27

LANGMAN Alison 4

                Barry 4

                Marge 4

                Sandra 4

                Wayne 4

                lantern 7

launches 28

LAWRY Alfred 16

LETT Mr TP 12

Liberal Government 13

Liberty Corner 49

library books 63

lighthouse keepers 4

lighthouses 4

LILEY Dr Margaret 43

Lister engine 9

Lloyds Register 7

locomotive engine 65

Longbeach Estate 12

Lovells Flat 65

Luftwaffe 50

Lutterworth 7

Lyceum 28

M

Mackaytown 17

Mahia Peninsular 5

Mangaweka 27

Mangere 44

Maori burial ground 10

Maori tracks 58

Maraetai 22

Maramarua 56

Marine Dept 7

marine engines 46

MARTIN Nancy 43

Massey Government 55

Massey’s Cossacks 55

Masterton 12

Maternity Hospital 41

maternity hospitals 13

MCBEAN Roy 6

MCCREADY Earl 29

McRAE Mr H 46

Meadowbank 44

menswear 70

Messerschmitt Bf109 48

Milburn Lime & Cement 65

Milne J & Son 7

Milton 65

mining 16

MONCRIEFF Gladys 28

MOORSAM Capt 13

MORGAN Walter 72

Mother-Daughter evenings 43

mothers 39

motoring 24

mounted constables 55

Mt Eden 22

Mt Ngauruhoe 35

Mt Ruapehu 31

Mt Tauhara 57

music 28,58

N

Napier Road 59

NEILSON Bina 5

             Dudley 5

Nelson Evening Mail 49

Nelson 48

New Years Eve 24

New Zealand Wars 13

Noble’s Hotel 57

nurses home 41

Nurses 39

nursing training 39

NZ Constabulary Force 58

NZ Symphony Orchestra 46

New Zealand Wars 26

NZR Steam locomotives 65

O

Ocean Beach Railway 65

Ohinemuri River 16

Old Age Pension Bill 13

Olive Jean 23

Olive Rose 23

Omana 24

Opepe Incident 59

Opepe 59

Opera House 28

Orchestral Society 28

Oswestry Grange 13

Otatere Crater 34

P

Palmerston North 28

Palmerston Nth City Council 29

Palmerston Nth Intermediate 29

Palmerston Nth Opera House 28

patriotic meetings 28

Pattison and Brocks 61

Pensions 13

Perkins diesel engine 49

picture theatre 28

Plunket Bursary 44

Plunket Clinics 39

Plunket Committees 41

PLUNKET Lady Victoria 39

              Lord 39

Plunket Nurses 38

Plunket Society 38

POLLARD Herbert 24

Porirua 44

Port Waikato Camp 62

Port Waikato 62

Portland Island 4

Post Office 60

potty training 39

premature babies 41

Public Health Nurses 41

public service 13

Public Works Dept 7

Q

Queen Elizabeth 1,14

Queen Mother 1,14

Queenstown 46

R

radio telegraphy 51

Raetihi 42

RAF 51

RAMSAY Paul 5

Real Mackay Coal Co 65

Red Feds 55

Red Sector Lamp 6

redoubts 57

Regent Theatre 29

Remittance Men 16

Reserve Bank 49

Rimu 33

RNZAF 49

Rongotai 49

Rotorua Plunket Clinic 39

Royal Tour 1,14

Royalty 1,14

RYDER FtLt EN 53

S

schoolboys 48

SCIASCIA Nick 9

scrubs 33

Seacliffe Hospital 39

Secondary schools 13

SEDDON Richard John 13

sex education 43

SHAW Capt 28

SHEPHERD Frank 7

shipwreck 8

sleeping patterns 44

SMITH Cornet Angus 59

SMITH Jack 72

snow 27

SPARGO Edward 62

ST GEORGE Capt 59

ST JOHN Col 59

State Fire Insurance 13

steam engine 65

steam train 46

steamers 8,46,64

Stephens Island 4

strikes 55

suits 70

T

Talisman Goldmine 17

Tapuaeharuru 58

TARLTON Kelly 8

Taupo Hotel 57

Taupo 57

Te Awamutu 39

Te Rauparaha 13

Technical Training School 49

teddy boys 70

Theatre Royal 28

theatre 28

THORNDYKE Sybil 28

Tinui 12

Tongariro National Park 31

Tongariro 8

tourism 46

trade union 55

trains 46,65

tramping 31

Tramway Hotel 18

transport 46

TUTENBERG, Louis 56

Twin Screw Steamer 8

U

Union Jack 63

Union Steam Ship Co 7

Urewera 58

V

W

wagons 20

Waihi 16

Waikato Children’s Camp League 62

Waikato River 57,60

Waikato 54

Waikino 16

Waikokopu 5

Waiouru 32

Wairoa River 28

Wairoa 10

waka 26

Wanganui 72

war 26

war bonds 49

WARD Sir Joseph 28,60

watersiders 55

Watson’s Bus Co 61

wedding 70

Werke Nummer 1653 48

Whanganui River 26

Whitford Gorge 24

Whyte’s Hotel 30

WILLIAMS Taffy 7

WILLIAMSON JC 28

WILSON Mr FJ 28

Woodstock Battery 17

wrestling 29

WRIGLEY Ben 28

WWII records 50

WWII 28,48

X

Y

Z