New Zealand Memories Issue 75

$15.00

Contents

The Finch Family 4

John Newsham transports us back to the mid-nineteenth century.

The Wrekin 10

Marlborough history from Jenny MacDonald

Croatian Exodus from Central Dalmacija to El Shatt 1943-46 14

Dedicated to all refugees of war

The American Great White Fleet 20

A momentous day in 1908 by David Dell

Left or Right? 23

Rules of the road by Ivan Taylor

Mystery Trampers 24

By Kirstie Ross

I Remember Carolling 28

An ‘As I Remember story’ by Keith Hambleton

From the Regions : Auckland 30

Shanghais 42

Boyhood memories from J. Edward Brown

The Depression 44

Kenneth M. Baker records forestry beginnings in Nelson

In Print 49

Forgotten Treasure 50

Mother’s wedding dress by Carole Forrester

Sweet Memories 52

Jean Bennett whets our taste buds with old fashioned confectionery

Rules for Teachers – Folklore and Fact 56

Colin McGeorge separates the two

From the Regions: West Coast 58

Mailbox 68

Index and Genealogy List 70

Editor’s Choice 72

Hairpins play havoc with economy

Cover image:

The Beatles in front of the Auckland

Town Hall in August 1964.

Special Collection, Auckland City Libraries (New Zealand)

Ref: 10.702.

Small postcard credited to: Karen Walters

Index

A

ALEXANDER, Mr. J. 58

Alexandra 28

Alexandra (Pirongia) 4

Alexandra Brass Band 28

Alexandra Hotel 7

Alpine Sports Club 26

Andrew & Andrew 41

Auckland City 30

Auckland International Airport 38

Auckland Town Hall 30

B

BARLOW, Grace 9

Peter 9

Battle of Mawe 4

Battle of Orakau 6

Battle of Puketutu 4

BEACH, Alfred 59

Edwin 59

Eva 59

Gladys 59

Bell Tea Co. 25

Birdwood Winery Estate 18

Birkenhead 32

BODKIN, Lady 29

BONNINGTON, Miss 55

Bonningtons Irish Moss 55

Brancott Valley 11

brass bands 28

BRIDGE, Cyprian 4

BRIDGE, Des 38

BROWN, Mr. F.W. 41

BURTON, Alfred 6

bus (1920s) 33

C

Calthorpe cycle 59

CAMERON, Ewen 28

carolling 28

cartage contractors (Otahuhu) 41

Castlecliff 42

Centennial Celebrations (Panmure) 36

char-a-banc 41

chocolate maker 52

chocolates 1, 52

Christchurch 25, 52

Christmas 28

Christmas carols 28

Christmas fare 29

church (Methodist) 38

Church of the Holy Sepulchre 35

CLIFFORD, Charles 12

coach timetable 58

coaches (West Coast) 58

coal 62

COLEBROOK, Blanche 8

Percy 8

confectioners 1, 52

confectionery 1, 52

Conns Creek 64

cricket team 1

Croatian refugee exodus 19

Croatians 15

cycling (penny farthing) 58

D

Dalmacija 19

Dalmatians 15

Denniston 62

Denniston Incline 63

Denniston railways 63

Denniston School 65

Denniston tramways 63

Depression, The 44

Dept of Education 57

Dept. of Native Affairs 57

DILLON, Constantine 12

Doncaster Arms 7

E

Earl of Auckland 35

EDEN, George 35

education 56

El-Shatt 16

embroidery 18

emigration 15

EPSOM, Charles 11

EYES, William Henry 11

F

58th Rutlandshire regiment 5

Fairhall lands 11

fashion (hair) 72

fashion (sportswear) 27

fashion (wedding) 50

Fencibles 6

Fifeshire Rock 12

FINCH, Alice 9

Blanche 9

Charles 9

Grace 9

Jane 6

Jane Alexandra 7

Susan 9

Thomas 4, 9

Finch’s Hotel 7

forestry 44

forestry camp 44

FOX, William 12

FRASER, Alex 68

fundraising 29

G

games (children’s) 43

GASCOYNE, Insp. 7

Glen Eden Bakery 34

Glen Eden 34

GODFREY, Henry 12

gold claims 7

Golden Downs 44

GOULTER, Cyrus 12

Gradac 15

Great White Fleet 20

Greymouth 59

Greymouth Bicycle Club 59

Greymouth Jockey Club 60

Greymouth racecourse 60

GRIERSON, John 7

Susan 7

GROOM, Colleen 38

H

hairpins 72

hairstyles 72

HAMILTON, Colonel 6

handcraft 17

Hannah’s Shoes 30

HERD, David 11

hiking 25

Ho Ho 66

HOBSON, Governor 35

Hokitika 66

HONE HEKE 5

hookman 64

Howick 4

Howie Walker Dentist 30

HULME, Lt. Col. 4

HURSTHOUSE, Charles Wilson 7

Hutchinson Bros. 33

J

J.J. Boyce Limited 30

JACKSON, Mr. A.G. 58

Mr. H.A.F. 58

Jockey club 60

John Courts 30

K

Kaiangaroa Forest 48

KAWITI 5

Kempthorne & Prosser 52

Khyber Pass 35

Kitchencraft Chocolates 52

L

Laidlaw Leeds 9

Lake Beach 33

Lake Omapere 4

LAKE, Harry 55

Land Transport Corps 6

LEADLEY, Rev. Eric 38

left hand driving rule 23

M

MacDONALD, Francis 13

George 13

Jack 13

John 13

Rea 13

MACE, Capt. 7

Majestic Theatre (Ak) 30

Mangakiekie 35

Mangere 38

Mangere Lawn Cemetery 38

Maori Evangelican Fellowship 38

Maori language 57

Marlborough 13

MARTIN, Mr. J.W.H. 21

Mayfair Theatre (Ak) 30

McMAHON, Thomas 62

Meadowbank Station 11

Middle Brake 64

Milford 33

Milford Butchery 33

military (mid 1800s) 5

militia 40

MILLER, Annie 9

John 9

Millow & Naylor 52

Mines Dept. 65

Mokau 8

MOORE, Archie 44

motor cars (1940s) 36

motor cycle 59

Mr. Voco (radio) 25

music 22

N

Native School Regulations 57

Native Schools Code 57

NAYLOR, Harry 52

Letty 55

Tui 55

Trevor 55

Samuel 1, 52

Thomas 1, 52

Tom 52

Nelson 12, 44

New Zealand Railways Dept 25

Newmarket 35

NEWSHAM, William Morris 6

Newton 35

Ngapuhi 5

NOLA, Danica 17

O

Omaka Mountains 11

Omoto 60

One Tree Hill 35

Otahuhu 41

P

‘Paddy’ (dog) Wellington 68

P.R. Colebrook & Co. Ltd. 9

Panmure 36

PARU KAU 6

PASCOE, John 65

PAUL, Allen 38

Rene 38

PEACOCK, Capt. 6

penny farthing cycles 58

PERRY, Sergeant 40

Picturedome (Milford) 33

Pirongia 4

PLUNKET, Lord 21

POPE, James 57

Popular Mechanic magazine 43

Port Underwood 13

Pukekohe 40

Pukekohe East Church 40

Pukekohe stockade 40

R

racecourse 60

railway 25

railway (accident) 66

Rangiriri 6

refugee camp 15

relief workers 34

RENNIE, 38

Richard Arthur Ltd 30

roading 34

road rules 23

Rotorua 48

Ruapekapeka 5

rules (teachers) 56

S

Salvation Army 29

School Inspector 56

school rules 56

schoolwork 17

SCOTT, Corbett 40

Seddon Memorial Tech. College 44

sewing patterns 27

shanghais 42

sheet music 20

shipping

Fifeshire 12

George Fyfe 12

Hazard 4

Indus 13

North Star 4

Ruapehu 52

S.S. Arawa 18

sightseeing trips 41

SLATER, Joe 22

SMYTHE, Jane 6

song sheet 22

SPERRY, Admiral 21

sportswear 25

State Forestry Service 44

Sunday School camps 38

Swanson (Auckland) 18

sweets 1, 52

SYMONDS, William Cornellis 35

T

Takapuna 33

Taranaki Mounted Volunteers 6

Taranaki wars 6

Tararua Ranges 24

Tararua Tramping Club 25

TAWHIAO 7

Te Hapu Koa 26

TE KOOTI 8

Te Kuiti 8

Te Kumi 6

TE MAHAKI 6

Te Uira 8

teaching 56

THIEM, Ben 66

toffee maker 52

TOORISH, Julia 52

toys 42

train trampers 24

trains (mystery tramps) 25

tramping 24

trams 35

tramways (Denniston) 63

Treaty of Waitangi 13

trotting club 60

U

UJDUR, Blaga 15

Jele 15

Simun 15

Simun Mijo 18

Union Bank of Australia 30

Each issue of New Zealand Memories

prints an index and, in keeping with

genealogy ideals, all surnames of

individuals are listed in capitals.

United States Fleet 20

V

VAVASOUR, Wm. 12

vineyard 11

VON TEMPSKY 7

W

Waikato war 6

Waipoua Kauri Forest 48

Wairau Rangitane 13

Wairongamai 7

Waitakere Ranges 25

Waitemata Harbour 20

Ward & Goulter surveyors 11

WARD, Sir Joseph 12, 21

Martha 13

warships (US) 21

Watea Estate 38

wedding dress 50

Wellington 25

Wellington 2VW Radio 25

WERNER, Alf 34

Westney Road Methodist Church 38

WESTNEY, Iris 38

Rita 38

William 38

Whitcombs & Tombs Limited 30

WHITE, Mrs 38

WILLS, Albert 9

Alice 9

Allan 9

Wrekin Hill 11

WWII 16, 48