New Zealand Memories Issue 37

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Contents

The Incredible Tex Morton 4

Alan Turley profiles a New Zealander of many talents

Mailbox 13

A Country Mile 14

Leonie Couper recalls youthful days in the Wairarapa

By Car from Hawera to Auckland in the 1920s 16

An ‘As I Remember’ story by Enid Evans

Summer Cruising 18

‘All Aboard’ the ‘Ngapuhi’, 1904

Images of the Regions: Northland 20

Dilpussund 30

Tony Hutson discusses the sailing ship featured

on our cover

The Price of Progress 31

Auckland’s Grafton Bridge

A Slice of Life 36

Group of whalers at Te Awaiti with whaling lances

Whaling in New Zealand 38

Mike Taylor discusses the whaling industry

Pokaka Memories 42

Margaret Wilkins recalls a fancy dress ball

The Forgotten Tour 45

The 1926 Rugby League Tour – Wayne King

Index

A

A & P Shows 50

Aborigines 10

Alabama 39

All Blacks 43

All Golds 45

Alliance Hall 60

Anglican Church 33

Annual Summer Cruise 18

ANTRIM Frances 60

Aorangi RMS 45

Ariel Motorcycle Co 57

ARVIDSON Mr S 26

Auckland Bowling Club 32

Auckland City 31

Auckland Hospital 33

Auckland 31

AUGER May 27

Nancy 27

Vera 27

Australia 5

AVERY BERT 45

Awatea 41

  B

BAIRD Miss I 26

Baleena 40

BARRATT Richard 38

BARRIBALL Dawn 23

BAXTER George 39

BECKER Miss 42

Bennet’s Tauranga Family &

                    Commercial Hotel 59

Bentley Motors 55

BIRD Ann 5

births    27

BLACK Alma 23

Blair Logie 14

Blandfield Park 34

BNZ 14,29

boarding houses 32

boatshed 36

bowling 32

BOWMAR Selina 21

boy scouts 5

breadmaking 27

bridges 31

BRISBANE Hec 45

BROWN Lou 45

Brown W & Sons 21

BURMAN Barbara 54

Buses Ltd 55

buses 42,55

butter sculptures 64

butter 64

  C

circus 6

Cachalot 41

CAMPBELL Betty 27

Joan 27

Maurice 27

Capitol Theatre 60

CARLAW Mr 47

Carnegie Hall 10

CARRICK Frank 40

CARROLL A 49

CARROLL Alphonso 45

Catholic Church 33

CAUTY Des 27

Garth 27

Jim 27

Centennial Parade 62

Central Hotel 25

choral group 20

cigarette cards 48

COLE Mr H 49

collectors cards 48

concert party 20

COOK Capt James 38

Coromandel Hospital 62

Coromandel 62

country & western music 4

Country Touch The 11

cowboy 6

cream truck 27

Crescent I 40

cruises 18

Culls Music Shop 6

currency 70

cycling 14

  D

Daimler Benz engine 49

dancehall 60

DANKS Miss P 26

Dargaville Fire Brigade 26

DARGAVILLE Mr JM 25

Dargaville 25

DAVEY Jack 6

DAVIDSON Ben 45

DAVIDSON Jimmy 6

DAVIDSON Ellen 56

Mary P 56

DELGROSSO Frank 45

DENNAN Rangitiaria 56

DENTON Frank James 72

DESMOND Mr W 49

DEVINE Bill 45

diary 31

diesel engines 49

Dilpussund 30

DIXON Mr 15

Dog Island 5

dogs 72

Domestic Purposes Benefit 44

Donghy Rope & Twine 40

DOWSON Emily Anne 21

dressmaking 50

drivers licence 16

Driving Creek 62

DUFTY Cradock 45

Duke & Duchess of York 1,14,46

Dunedin Karitane Hospital 39

  E

ESP 10

earthquake 30

Ellerslie Racecourse 13

entertainment 4

Europa 30

EVANS Annette 53

Bob 50

Eleanor 53

Janice 53

Norma 1,50

Sandra 53

  F

fan club 8

fancy dress ball 42

Farmers Trading Co 27

farming 72

FARRELL Iris 13

fashion 1,43,50

ferro-concrete bridge 33

Ferro-Concrete Co 33

film stars 8

films 5,60

fire brigade 26

fires 59

Fishing Bay 41

fishing 58

FITZROY Capt Robert 32

floods 29

footbridge 33

Ford truck 61

Frankton Hotel 55

Frankton 55

funerals 27

  G

Gaieties The 6

game fishing 58

garages 55

GARDINER Mr G 49

geyser 57

Giljoe 41

GILLIBRAND Yvonne 23

GILLICE Bill 40

Glen Connell 32

gold 62

GOLDSMITH Alma 13

GOULTER family 72

GRAFIS Jim 60

Grafton Bridge 31

GRAFTON Duke of 32

Grafton Suspension Bridge 32

Grafton 31

gramophone 60

graveyard 33

Great Franquin 5

Green & McCahill 34

GREGORY Archibald 56

GREGORY C (Pope) 49

Grey Hound 39

GREY Mayor 33

Grumpy Mole 59

GUARD Capt John 38

Guide Rangi 56

guitar 4

  H

HADEN Miss C 26

HAIMONA Mere 40

HAINES Miss B 26

haka 46

Hall of Fame 12

Hamilton 55

handbags 54

Harding & Billing Guide 18

harpoon gun 40

HARTNETT Mrs H 26

hats 54

Hawera 16

HAYWARD Mr PW 26

HEBERLEY James 38

HENRY Frank 45

Herries Arch 59

HERRING Mr E 49

holidays 16,18

Hollywood 10

HOLSTER Valerie 23

HOLTBY Harry 55

Homebush Studios 6

HORREY Gladys 40

horsedrawn transport 61

horses 61

hotel 28

housing 50,55

humpback whales 41

hypnotist 5

  I

IRWIN Maizie 20

  J

JACKSON Charles Hugh 36

James 36

John 40

JACKSON Edith 21

JACOBS Daphne 20

jewellery 51

JONES A 48

JONES Miss P 26

  K

Kaihu Hotel 25

Kaihu 25

Kaitaia 29

Kaiwaka railway 21

Kaiwaka School 21

Kaiwaka 21

Kawau Is 18

KEENAN William 38

Kensington Racecourse 23

KERNAHAN Pat 23

Kings Scout Badge 5

KIRWAN Jack 45

John 45

Kohukohu 27

Kura Te Au 38

  L

lances 36

land wars 32

LANE Robert William 5

LAWSON Henry 6

LEAF Jack 24

league 45

LEE Nancy 23

LEECH Kathleen 13

LITTIN Edith 21

Looma 41

Louisa 40

LOVE John Agar 38

  M

Mahau 40,41

MAIR Mr & Mrs E 45

Mangonui County Council 29

Maori Boy 39

Maori Girl 39

Maori guides 56

Maori Haka 46

marching team 23

Marsden Valley Cemetery 12

Martinborough 14

MASON Len 45

Masterton 14

Matangi 55

matinee theatre 5

Maxwells Used Cars 59

MCCRAE Bob 55

McDonalds Ice Cream 55

McGill University 10

Mechanics Inst Building 59

MEIKLEJOHN Miss E 26

Merino sheep 72

MESSENGER Selwyn 27

MEYERS Mayor & Mrs 33

MEYNES Mr J 49

MILLENER Dr LH 34

milliner 54

milling 24,42

Mis Whekenui 41

Miss Liberty 41

Mitchelson E & Bros 25

MOCKETT June 20

MONAGHAN Helen 23

money 70

Montreal 8

MORRIS Selina 21

MORTON Tex (Robert) 4

Morton’s Garage 6

motor car 16

motorcycles 57

motoring 16

motorway construction 31

MOUATT Neil 45

Mount Messenger 16

movies 60

MURDOCH Keith 45

music 5

Marlborough 72

  N

NZ Co-op Houses 55

Narwhal 41

Nelson & Robertson 30

Nelson College 6,10

Nelson 5

NEWPORT Miss N 26

NEWTON June 27

Ngapuhi 19

Ngatiawa 19

NICHOLLS Jack 60

Northern Steamship Co 18

Northern Wairoa Hotel 25

Northland 18,20

NORTON Harry 36

nursing 13

NZ Rugby League 45

NZRFU 46

  O

O’SHAUGHNESSY Mr 47

Oakland motorcar 16

oil 38

Omahuta School 27

Omahuta 27

Omaka Valley 72

Orca whales 41

Orea 41

OSBOURNE Mr 47

Otago University 13

  P

PALMER Norman 61

PARKES Mr J 49

Parliament buildings 13

PATTRICK Anne 13

PEARSON Alice 27

PEER Ralph 8

PENWARDEN Kath 20

PERANO David 40

Eugenio 39

Gilbert 41

Gladys 40

Joseph 41

Joseph Augustus 39

Perano Whaling 39

PETERSON Lou 45

Picton 42

picture theatre 60

Plunket 13

Pohutu Geyser 57

Pokeno 16

POLAND Mr H 64

PONDER Mr GH 45

Port Underwood 38

Portland Is Lighthouse 13

POTTS Miss O 26

PRESSWOOD HARRY 29

psychosomatic hypnosis 10

poetry 70

  Q

Queen Elizabeth II 11,13

QUINN Frank 5

  R

radio 5

Raglan 55

railways 21

RANDLE Stephen 65

recording company 6

refrigeration 64

Regal Zonophone Company 6

Rerewhakaaitu 53

returned servicemen 50

RFL 46

RICHARDS P 26

RIDLING Thelma 20

Right whale 40

RING Charles 62

roading 33

roading 61

ROBINSON Alwyn (Joey) 27

ROBINSON Anne 64

Ian 64

Vera 64

rodeo 52

rodeo 8

Rorqual 41

Rotomahana 50

Rotorua 1,50

Rotorua 55,56,57

ROUNTREE Aileen Melva 13

Iris 13

Kathleen 13

Meredith 13

Violet Sarah 13

Ruawai 20

rugby league 45

rugby 45

  S

sailing ship 30

sailor suit 43

SANDERS Jim 45

sawmill 42

school reunion 21

schools 21,27

sculptures 64

Sea Raider II 41

SECOMBE Zita 23

SEVERNE Mr EH 10

sewing machine 50

sewing 50

sheep 72

SHEPHERD Mrs 20

Wally 20

shooting 8

show business 4

show tickets 12

SINGE Mr A 46

singer 4

SKELLY Hazel 23

soccer 34

Southern Motorway 31

sperm whales 41

sport 45

St Johns Ambulance 13

stage shows 5

steamer 61

stonemasons 13

Strand The 59

STRANG Joy 20

Rona 20

STRATFORD Madeline 23

Stubbs JWL 48

Studebaker coupe 16

summer cruises 18

Surprise 41

suspensions (sport) 47

Swiftsure 41

SWINNERTON Mr 46

  T

Takaka 13

Tangitu 39

Tangowahine 24

Taranaki 16

Tasman recording label 8

Tauranga Hotel 59

Tauranga Wharf 58

Tauranga 58

Te Awaiti 38

Te Awaiti 39

TE PAI Guide 57

Te Puke 60

television 5

TEMPSKY MAJOR Von Gustav 33

Theatre Royal 5

Theatre 60

Thomas Cook & Sons 45

THOMPSON Lionel 29

THOMS Billy 36

TIMMS Joseph 39

Tipi Bay 40

toilets 27

Tory Channel 38

Towai 28

Towai Hotel 28

transport 55,57,61

TRUBY KING Sir 13

Tuatea 41

TURNBULL Bill 56

Ellen 56

Tom 56

TURNER Emily Anne 21

  U

underpass 34

uniforms 23

  V

VG Ariel Twin Motorcycle 57

  W

Waihi leader 65

Waihi 61

Waikiekie 13

Waikino 64

Waiotira 22

Wairarapa 14

Waitekauri Valley 64

Waitohi SS 41

Waitomo Caves 55

WAKEFIELD Colonel 38

WALKER Frank 27

Waterloo 38

Watsons Bus Service 54

WEBB Mrs 49

wedding 53

Whakarewarewa 57

whale boats 38

whale oil 38

whalers 36

whaling lances 36

whaling station 38

whaling 36

Whangamata 61

Whangarei Falls 18

Whangarei 18,22

Wheke 41

Whekenui Block 40

WHITIKAU Mere 40

WILKINSON Miss R 26

WILLIAMS Buddy 10

WILLIAMS Idwal (Taffy) 13

WILLIAMSON Beverley 61

Madeline 61

Philip 61

WILSON John 45

WILSON-HALL Mr W 49

Wirths Circus 6

Women’s Division FederFarmers 50

Women’s War Service 26

WOODS Evelyn 20

WRIGHT Mr J 46

WWII

WWSA 26

  X

  Y

Yellerton 39

yodelling 6

  Z