New Zealand Memories Issue 76

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Contents

Growing Up in the War Years 4

Memories of Waipukurau from Elspeth Bliss

The Multi-talented Peter McIntyre 8

Profiled by Christopher Moor

‘The Little Emigrant’ 12

Bill Sheat discusses a nineteenth century painting

New Zealand’s Worst 20th Century Shipwreck 14

“New Zealand’s Titanic?” suggests author Bruce E. Collins

Granity, My Home Town 19

A heartwarming story from Nancy Shaw-Miller

Roslyn House 22

A mysterious tale unfolds in Fay Manson’s contribution

Back a Bit 26

Beverley Emson recalls her dental training days

James MacKenzie 29

A poem by James Fagan

From the Regions : Canterbury 30

Crossing the Rivers of the Thames Valley 40

By Ken Clover

Reader’s Response 45

The location of the char-a-banc is revealed

The Arch of Henry Charles Swan 46

Tony Russell’s article features a West Auckland landmark

Preserving New Zealanders’ Memories Online 50

A new service promoting museums and galleries

From the Regions : Wellington / Wairarapa 52

Bushman, Axeman and Champion Wrestler 62

Dave Cameron remembers Ken Schischka (alias Ken Kenneth)

In Print 67

Mailbox 68

Index and Genealogy List 70

Editor’s Choice – A Warm Welcome 72

From the Murchison Museum archives

Cover image:

Ken Schischka photographed in the North

Index

A

A.H. and A.W. Reed 11

agricultural machinery 6

agriculture 5

ALLINGHAM, Helen 12

ANDREWS, Harry 63

art 8

art critics 9

artist 8

ATKINS, Fred 63

Auckland Easter Show 66

Auckland Town Hall 63

axeman 63

Bank of New Zealand (

Wellington) 55

Barr’s Hotel 20

blackberries 19

blackberrying 19

BLOMFIELD, J.C. 53

BLOMFIELD, Lofty 63

Bluff 35

BONE, Albert E. 17

BORIC, Frank 63

BORTHWICK, Alexander 58

Thomas 58

Borthwick’s Freezing Works 58

BOWEN, Ross 33

BOWER, Vin 43

BOWRING, Walter 53

bridges 41

BUCKLEY, Cecil 30

Buller Gorge 72

bushman 63

C

CAIRNCROSS, Samuel 11

CALLENDER, Alan 30

CANAVERA, Tutor Sister 28

Canterbury Museum 33

CAPE-WILLIAMSON, Keith 16

Carnival Park 60

carrier (Waipukurau) 6

cartoon 52

cashier (overhead mechanism) 6

CASSIDY, Clive 6

Central Park Drive 47

char-a-banc 45

Christchurch City 36

CHRISTOFSKI family 12

CHUTE, Doug 30

City Mission 54

CLARK, Frankie 21

CLARKE, Victor “Mac” 30

CLAYBOURNE, Jack 63

combine harvester 7

Cook Strait 15

COOK, Barry 5

COOPER, Ted 30

COPEDO, Ben 49

CORBETT, Joe 63

COSTELLO, Al 66

CREIGHTON, William 58

Cribb Bridge 39

CROOKS, Jean 5

Shona 5

CROSBY, Bill 41

D

DAS, Arjan 64

DEANS, Austen 9

dental clinic 27

dental nurses 27

DING, Charlie 63

DIXON, Lalene 21

Donald, Elspeth 5

Eve 5

Jim 5

Keith 7

Mrs. R.K. 5

DOUGLAS, Rod 63

drownings (Penguin) 17

DRYDEN, Jim 63

DUPPA, Bryan 12

E

education 39

ergotamine 6

F

farmers 72

farming 5

farming 38, 41

FERGUSSON, Carl 5

ferries 41

ferry charges (1912) 42

ferrymen 43

fire (Wellington 1879) 55

Fletcher Construction 33

FLUTEY, Fred 32

Myrtle 32

foodparcels (WWII) 6

FOREMAN, Sergeant 63

FRALEY, Pat 64

freezing works 58

FREYBERG, Bernard 9

G

GALE, Bill 30

games 19

GATES, Carr 63

GIBSON, Reg 42

GILMORE, Robert 9

Governor-General prize 9

Granity 19

Granity High School 19

GRANT, Jimmy 30

H

HAINES, Miss 28

HALL, Claire 5

HAMILTON, Douglas 38

Robert 38

HANNAM, Ada 16

HANSEN, Jackie 21

HARRISON, Mr. 39

Hauraki Plains Council 42

Hay’s prize 9

Henderson Creek 46

HERFORD, Laura 12

Higginbotham, Alan “Snow” 30

HIGGS, Avis 11

Hikutaia 41

HILL, Barto 63

Holly Communion (Catholic) 21

HOLMBACK, Eric 64

Home Guard 6

Home Guard 58

HOUNSILL, Miss 27

Huia 50

Hunter House (Wellington) 27

I

J

JACKSON, Charles 16

Jillett’s whaling station 53

JONES, Marvin 64

Jonesonian Institute 50

K

KAEMPFER, Hank 63

Kaihere 44

Kaikoura 38

Kakahi 11

KAMEROFF, Ivan 66

Kapiti Island 52

Karori Cemetery 17

KATAN, John 63

Kelliher prize 9

KELLOW, Tutor Sister 28

KENNETH, Ken 62

kindergartens 5

KING, Kyra 5

KNIGHT, Cliff 30

knitting (WW II socks) 6

Kopu 42

Kopu ferry 42

KUUISISTO, Bill 64

L

LAMPLOUGH, Johnny 21

land wars 12

LARSEN, Ron 30

LASKIN, Jack 66

LAWSON, Tutor Sister 28

leper colony 53

LEVY, Len 64

LEWIS, Ed 62

LOACH, Ross 30

LOADER, Dave 30

LOCKE, Nobby 42

LUKE, William 16

LUXFORD, Florence 11

Lynton Downs School 39

Lyric Theatre (Granity) 19

M

MACKENZIE, James 29

MAICH, Mark 63

MALLOCK, Maurie 30

MANAGOFF, Peter 64

Mangatainoka River 60

Marlborough (survey) 12

Masterton 58

MATTHEWS, Ellis 16

McAULAY, Mr. 43

McCREADY, Earl 63

McGregor Wright Gallery 11

McGREGOR, John 15

McGUIRE, Tom 16

McINTYRE, Patricia 9

Peter 9

Sarah 9

Simon 9

McIVOR, Bill 63

McKEE, Mr. 41

McLARTY, Roy 66

McLEAN, Jack 64

MEEHAN, Pat 63

MELLOR, Herb 63

mercury (dental) 27

MERETANA, Keita 66

MILES, Patricia 9

MILLER, Brian 20

MILLER, Mr. 42

Millerton 19

MILLS, Peggy 5

MIQUET, Felix 64

MITCHELL, Leonard 11

Model T Ford truck 38

Mohkinui 19

MONTGOMERY, General 7

Mount Cook (Wellington) 54

Murchison 72

N

NAGURSKI, Bronko 63

National Art Gallery 8

National Bank prize 9

NAYLOR, Capt. Francis 16

Nelson 20

Nelson Provincial Council 12

Netherton 41

New Zealand Company 12

NEWMAN, Lou 63, 66

Newman’s service cars 72

Ngatea Bridge 43

Ngati Toa 52

NICHOLSON, Cyril 41

O

O.B.E. (McIntyre) 9

O’CARROLL, Mr. 43

O’TOOLE, Tommy 64

Oddfellow’s Dance Hall 20

Opera House (Wellington) 55

Oriental Bay 54

Otago Boys’ High School 9

P

Paeroa 41

Paeroa Race Day 44

Pahiatua 60

painting 8, 12

Paki Paki freezing works 58

paua shell 32

PAULING, Leonard 47

Pencarrow Lighthouse 16

PENCHEFF, George 63

Piako River 41

Piako swamp 41

picnics 19

Pipiroa 43

Pipiroa School 43

pontoon 41

Port Chalmers 15

Premier House (Wellington) 26

Puke ferry 41

punt 41

Q

R

rabbits 39

RAINES, Dick 64

RAMSDEN, Eric 11

Roskvist’s store 20

Roslyn House 23

ROSS, Malcolm 16

rounds (wrestling) 64

S

saleyards 41

Sarjants Transport 41

SCHISCHKA, Ken 62

school baths 43

sea scouts 54

SEPEDA, Johnny 64

SEXTON, Frank 64

SHAW, Arthur 20

Harry 19

Harry James 20

Jack 19

Joe 19

Lionel 19

Lizzie 19

Nancy 19

Pat 20

Renee 19

SHEAT, Alfred 12

Laura 12

Marjorie 12

sheepdog 29

SHEPHERD, Jean 47

SHERBORNE “Yockie” 30

Eric 30

shipping

Awatea 47

Penguin 14

Rio Lodge 17

Taupo 15

Terewhiti 17

Wahine 15

shipwreck 14

SINGH, Harbin 63

SINGH, Tiger Joginder 64

St. Joseph’s School (Granity) 19

STEELE, Ray 62

STRONG, Albert 44

Sunday School picnic 60

surveyor 12

Suter Gallery 12

SWAINSON, William 52

SWAN, Edith 46

Henry Charles 46

Swan’s Arch 46

swimming 48

swimming baths 50

SYRON, Margaret 21

SZABO, Sandor 64

T

Tauherenikau 58

TAYLOR, Mervyn 11

Te Aro 55

Te Aroha 41

Thames County Council 42

Thames Valley 40

THOMPSON, Judith 5

THOMPSON, Sarah 12

Thomas John 12

TITO, Tau 43

TOD, David 15

TOOMER, Harry 16

trainee dental nurses 27

Turua 42

U

Union Steamship Co. 15

UPHAM, Charles 9

URQUHART, Robert 16

V

W

Waihi Wool Scour 31

Waihou River 41

Waimate 50

Waingawa 58

Waipukurau 5

Wairarapa 58

Wairau Incident 12

Wairongomai 41

Waitakaruru Stream 41

Waitemata Harbour 47

WALKER, Charlie 63

Each issue of New Zealand Memories

prints an index and, in keeping with

genealogy ideals, all surnames of

individuals are listed in capitals.

war artist 9

WEBBER, Tutor Sister 28

wedding 25

Wellington 14, 52

Wellington Centennial Exhibition 7

Wellington Fire Brigade 55

Wellington Mission band 17

Wellington Opera House 55

Wellington’s City Gallery 11

WELSH, Bob 43

West Auckland 46, 50

Westport 19

whaling 53

Wharepoa 42

Wharepoa ferry 41

WILLIAMS, Mr. 43

Winchester 31

WOODS, George 11

wool 31

wool scouring 31

wrestlers 63

wrestling ring 64

WRIGHT, Babe 63

writer (McIntyre) 11

WW II 6, 58

X

Y

Z