New Zealand Memories Issue 71

$15.00

Contents

“Half a Barra and a Vienna, Please” 4

John Dunmore takes us back to the 1950s

Tribute to a Brave Young Man 6

The letters of Peter Allen to his Mother during WWII

The Last Spike 10

A contribution from Te Papa’s Michael Fitzgerald

The Historic First Flight Across Cook Strait 12

Geoffrey J. Lowe documents Euan Dickson’s crossing

A Whiff of the Past 14

Collecting with Margaret Joyce Beumelburg

From the Regions: Waikato 16

Henry Winkelmann 29

Contributed by the New Zealand National Maritime Museum

The Piano Takes a Bow 34

The place of the piano in New Zealand society

Staff of Tasman Empire Airways Limited 36

A magnificent 1940s photograph

T.W. Adams – Pioneer at Greendale 38

Tony Russell profiles the Canterbury pioneer

The Spirit of ANZAC 44

Shirley Ayers visits Tinui

Remembering Princess Diana’s Visit of 25 years ago 46

By Christopher Moor

Early Identity in the Racing Industry 50

Patricia Bartley profiles Jimmy Buchanan

Early Days with the T.A.B. 52

By Peter Renshaw

Catchphrase of the Forties 54

Index

A

ablutions (army) 58

ADAMS, Alfred 39

Charles 39

Edith 42

Harriet 42

Lucy 41

Mary 39

agriculture 43

ALEXANDER, Lord and Lady 51

Alexandra Home 55

ALLEN, Elizabeth 6

Lady 6

Peter 6

Sir Stephen 6

ALLEN, Jack 17

ANZAC 44

ANZAC cross 45

arborculture 43

ASHCROFT, Rev. B.D. 45

Athletic Park 5

Atiamuri 27

Auckland Anniversary Regatta 33

Auckland Cup 51

Auckland Racing Club 50

Auckland Yacht Club 33

Auckland, 29, 36

aviation 12

Avro 504 trainers 12

B

BAILEY, Charles Snr. 31

Bank of New Zealand 29

BARNES, Barbara 47

BARRY, Edward John 62

bathing costumes 54

Beehive, The 1

BELL, Cameron 22

Berhampore 4

betting (horses) 52

biplane 56

Bledisloe Hall 19

bookmakers 52

bread 4

BROOMFIELD Brothers 33

BUCHANAN, Alexander 50

Charles 51

Doreen 50

Jimmy 50

Margaret 50

Neil 50

Ron 51

businesses (dairy) 4

C

C & W Bailey 31

camera 28

Canterbury 39

Canterbury Aviation Co. 12

Canterbury Education Board 42

CARROLL, Sir James 51

cartoons 8

Chateau 56

CHATFIELD, Alfred 33

CHILD, Edward 27

cigarette cards 14

collecting (cards) 14

COLLINS, Ernie 53

Cook Strait 12

COOMBES, Mrs. M. 51

cottage piano 34

D

dairy 4

dancing 35

DANIELL, Fred 23

Dannevirke 52

DAVIS, Louis 25

DAWSON, Ian 17

DEAN, Colin 53

DENHARD Family 72

Denhard’s Bakery 72

Devonport Steam Ferry Co. 31

DICKSON, Euan 12

DOUGHERTY, George 17

DUNNE, Father 53

E

Ellerslie 50

Ellerslie Racecourse 50

emigrant guidebooks 34

entertainment 34

exporters (L.D. Nathan) 24

F

farm machinery (1860s) 41

farming 39

FARRELL, Mr. 25

Fashion (Princess Diana) 48

Featherston District High School 4

Feilding 52

Fieldays 18

FISHER, Paula 47

Simon 47

Teryl 47

FITTON, Edward 34

flax 24

flying school 12

FOLLIS, Miss 60

forestry 43

Foxton 57

Foxton Beach 57

FOY, Doug 53

FRASER, Peter 60

G

GIBB, Miss 60

GIBBS, Capt. 33

GIDDINGS, George 39

glass plates 32

Glen Murray 21

GLENN, Mr. W.S. 13

Government House 47

gramophone 55

GRANGE, Clarrie 53

GRAY, Hector 51

Great Barrier Island 29

Green Lane 50

GREEN, William 25

Greendale 39

Greendale Baptist Church 43

GRINSTEAD, Miss 60

GUNN, Dr. 60

H

HALL, Dr. A.H.E. 60

Hamilton 16

Hamilton Lake 16

HARTFORD, Matthew 51

Susan 51

HAUPOKIA, (Ngati Maniapoto) 24

Hawker Hind biplane 56

Health camp 60

HEINITZ, Mr. R. 33

Henderson & McFarlane 29

HENSLEY, Juliet 49

HEWITT, Mr. J.G. 62

HEWLETT, Mr. C.H. 12

HILL, Cecil 12

HOPE-GIBBONS Family 60

horse racing 50, 52

horse stables 50

horse trainers 50

horses (WW II) 57

HORTON, Bob 33

Charlie 33

Harry 33

housework (1860s) 40

HURSTHOUSE, Charles 34

HUTTON, Ken 52

I

immigrants (1840s) 35

interpreters (Maori) 24

J

JAGGER Brothers 30

JAMES, Miss 60

Jantzen 54

Jockey 50

JOSEPH, Israel 25

Ngarino 25

Samuel 25

Whitinui 25

joy rides (plane) 13

K

KAATI, John 24

Kawhia 24

KENNEDY, Edward 62

Eileen 62

Eugene 62

Patricia 62

KENT, Capt. Amos 24

L

L.D. Nathan & Co. 24

Lake Rotoiti 7

Lake Rotoiti 55

Lake Taupo 27

Lancaster camera 32

letters (WW II) 6

LIDDELL, Capt. William 24

LINDSAY, George 58

Lion Breweries 24

Lion Nathan 24

LITTLE, Christina 49

LIVINGSTONE, Miss 60

M

Maharahara 62

Manawatu 56

MASSEY, William 13

mayoralty (Ohakune) 62

McCARTHY, Winston 53

McFADGEN, Jack 22

Tom 22

McGRATH, Ian 52

Mechanic’s Bay 36

medal (DSO) 12

Mercer 22

METCALFE, Bob 53

MONTEITH, Jack 58

MONTIFIORE, Edith 24

Mr. J.B. 24

MOORE, Mr. J.E. 12

Mounted Rifles 57

Mt. Ruapehu 56

Muldoon, Robert 1, 47

Thea 1, 47

MUNRO, Jim 53

music 34

musket traders 25

Mystery Creek 18

N

NATHAN, Alfred 24

David 24

Lawrence 24

Lion 24

NATHAN, Alfred 51

Lawrence 51

Nathan’s Point 24

New Plymouth 30

New Zealand Ballet 48

New Zealand Country Journal 43

New Zealand National Field Days 18

NOONAN, Margaret 50

O

O’BRIEN, Brickley 51

O’CONNOR, Jim 52

office plans 23

Ohakune 62

Ohaua Point 25

Ohaupo 23

Ohaupo Church 23

Okoaru 35

Ormond 50

Ormond Hotel 50

Otahuhu militia 51

Otorohanga 26

Otorohanga School 26

P

paddle steamer 22

PAINO, Vince 53

PANNET, Lucy 39

Mr. T.A. 41

Pauatahanui 59

photographer 28

photographic studio 29

pianist 34

piano 34

picnic 16

pig (Kunekune) 24

Pinus Insignis (Radiata) 42

Pipiriki 61

Pipiriki Hotel 61

POAD, Miss 60

Pokeno 21

Pouwere (Kawhia) 24

Prince Charles 1, 46

Prince Edward 49

Prince William 46

Princess Diana 1, 46

Public Works Camps 64

Q

Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles 57

Queen Elizabeth II 17, 19

QUINLAN, Lucy 62

R

RADICH, Matty 53

radio 24

Rawhiti 29

record (HMV) 55

RENSHAW, Peter 53

RHODES, Mr. T. 60

Riccarton 39

RICHMOND, Mr. 25

RISELEY, Henry 42

ROOSE, Caesar 21

Royal Navy 7

royal visit 1, 16, 18, 46

royalty 1, 16, 18, 46

Russell 24

RUTHERFORD, Major Jim 58

S

scenic postcards 32

SCHOFIELD, Mr. B.F. 46

scow racing 33

Selwyn Forks 39, 41

shipping; Ariki 33

Blue Jacket 50

Britannia 31

Calypso 29

Constance 30

Euterpe 62

H.M.S. P 36 8

H.M.S. Upholder (submarine) 7

Harriett 25

Huka 21

Ida 31

Ilex 29, 33

Novelty 50

Pegaso 7

Perseus 17

Rangatira 33

Rawhiti I 21

Rawhiti II 23

Rawhiti III 23

Spray 33

Tawera 31

Te Hauauru 22

Thelma 33

Viking 33

shipping (Waikato) 21

shipping agency 29

shrub species 43

sod hut 39

Spackman’s bootmaker 45

STANHOPE, Walter 33

STANTON, Matron 60

sunbathing 54

Sunday School 42

swimwear 54

T

T.A.B. 52

T.A.B. Auckland 52

T.A.B. Wellington 52

Taihape 64

TANSEY, Lionel 62

Tasman Empire Airways Limited 36

Tattersall’s ticket 55

Tauherenikau racecourse 57

Taupo 27

Taylor’s Mistake 34

Te Maika 26

Te Rapa Racecourse 18

Te Waitere 24

Tinui 44

TODD, Ernie 53

Totalisator Agency Board 52

trading 24

Trentham 13

Trentham (racing) 51

trotting clubs 52

TURTON, Reverend 34

Upper Hutt 49

Vickers machine gun 57

Victoria Cruising Club 33

Vogue 54

W

Waerenhaahika racecourse 50

wages (1860s) 39

Waiharakeke 24

Waikato 16

Waikato 16

Waikato River 21

Wainuiomata 49

Waipa County Council 23

Wallsend 72

WALSH, Bertha 62

Delia 62

Edward 62

Eileen 62

Kathleen 62

Mary 62

Michael 62

Minnie 62

Myrtle 62

Pat 62

Stephen 62

Wanganui 60

Wanganui Collegiate 49

Wanganui Health Board 60

WARREN, Charles 51

Johanna 51

Mary 51

Weedons 39

Wellington 4

Wellington East Coast Mounted Rifles 57

Whanganui River 61

whare 27

WHITELEY, Rev. John 24

Whitianga 32

WIGRAM, Henry 12

WINKELMANN, Charles 28

Henry 29

WORGAN Family 34

WRIGHT, George 51

WW I 45

WW II 6

X

Y

yacht racing 33

yachting 33

YATES, Leopold 25

Z

Zither 29