New Zealand Memories Issue 52



My Grandfather was a Chinese Goldminer 4

As recalled by Maurie Meechang and recorded by wife Mags Meechang

Those Were the Days 8

Advertisements from the 1920s and 30s

The Paxman Stationary Steam Engine 9

Provided by the Kauri Museum, Matakohe

More to Maori Legends than Myth 10

Observations from Brian Mackrell

Emergency: Centre Island ZMC … To … ZLB 12

Lois Fox recalls her flight to hospital by Tiger Moth

The Art of French Knitting 18

Images from the Regions : Taranaki 20

John Pascoe: Author, Historian, Mountaineer, Photographer 30

Part II of Chris Maclean’s biography of John Pascoe

Slice of Life 36

A woman’s work is never done

Changing Schools 38

Schooldays of the 1950s

Remember the Saturday Matinée? 43

A photograph from Trevor King’s collection

Sepia Wedding 44

Poetry by Toni Quinlan

The Davis Cup 1920 – 21 46

Lawn court transplanted for tennis championships

Postcards from The Front 48

From Wayne King’s Collection

Lost on Mount Ruapehu 50

Loxley Jensen records the 1931 snowstorm and its consequences

Images from the Regions : Nelson / Marlborough 57

Mailbox 69

Index 70

Editor’s Choice 72

Cover Image:

The 1918 photograph of Tang Yin Ling, returning

to his claim at Horse Flat near Macraes in Otago,

was kindly supplied by the Presbyterian Archives.