New Zealand Memories Issue 81

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Contents

Rabbit-proof Fences 4

A case of the boys versus the rabbits in this story by Paul Canham.

Journey from London, 1939 8

Home in time for Christmas remembers Betty Cook.

Tucepi to Hawera 10

Mladenka Martinovich tells her story.

Pack Horses 16

Jack Taylor pays tribute to the “packie” and his horses and mules.

The Telephone 18

Readers respond with telephone anecdotes.

The Laconia Incident 22

John Newsham relates the tragic story and a humanitarian act.

Regions: Hawke’s Bay 24

Buttercups and Daisies 38

Doreen Blundell grew up in an apple orchard near Nelson.

Gorse on the Hillside 40

Farming in Karaka after World War One by Jean Stewart.

Guardians of Life Stories 45

The importance of recording our memoirs.

Beginnings 46

Pam Ellender’s unforgettable journey from London to Wellington.

New Light on Heaphy 52

Iain Sharp adds another chapter to his Charles Heaphy biography.

Regions: Otago 58

Mailbox 65

Our National Dessert 66

A look at ‘The Pavlova Story’, an iconic new book by Helen Leach.

In Print 68

Index and Genealogy List 70

Editor’s Choice : Knitted Knickers 72

Cover image:

Anne Stevenson and Margaret Blundell in

Tasman, Nelson ca1963

Index

A

Alfa Laval separator 43

architecture 29, 30, 34

army exercises 34

Art Deco 29

Auckland City 44,56

Aunt Daisy 43

B

BASHAM, Maud 43

Beatlemania 61

Beatty washing machine 43

BENNETT, Laurina 67

Black Watch territorial 10

BLUNDELL, Doreen 38

Tom 39

Bombay Hills 44

broadcasting 43

building (homestead 1879) 34

BULGER, Keith 60

bullock team 33

C

Canham, Paul 4

CARROLL, Sir James 28

Catholic convent (Hawera) 12

CHARLES, Sister Mary 13

Chevrolet (1924) 44

Christmas (1939) 11

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston 22

CHURTON John Frederick 57

cinema 44

Civic Theatre 44

Clark’s Beach 40

CLEMMETT, David 15

Vinka Rose 15

clothing (1930s) 43

COATES, Georgiana Sophia (Sophy)

James 57

COLE, Edward 36

community groups 67

cookbooks 65

cookhouse (farm) 5

cooking 67

County Hotel 30

COOPER Sarah 56

Susannah 56

Willie 56

cross-stitching 10

Cunard line 1, 22

D

DALGETY, June 13

Dalmatia 11

dancing 15

Decauville motorcar 34

Declaration of War (WWII) 10

Devonport 57

Dine and Dance 61

DOENITZ, Commander Admiral 23

domestic staff 34

Dunedin 60

Dunedin City 62

Dunedin Town Hall 61

E

earthquake 29

education 12

electric guitar 61

electricity 43

ELLIFFE, Ron 61

emigrant 46

entertainment 34, 61

F

Fairlie 5

Fairlie Flyer 5

farming 5, 41

fencing 5

Finch & Puffin Architects 30

food (1930s) 43

FOX, Harry 13

French missionaries 24

Friendly Bay 64

Friendly Road (radio) 43

FRYER, Tom 13

G

games (children’s) 38

Glenorchy 58

gold rushes 62

gorse 41

grapes 24

GRUBISICH, Danica 10

Mara 10

Mladenka 12

Rodney 10

Stipan 10

Victor 12

guitar 60

H

Haldon Station 4

HARTENSTEIN, Kapitan-Leutnant

1, 22

Hastings 32

Hawera 12

Hawera Brass Band 14

Hawera China Shop 13

Hawke’s Bay County Council 30

Hawke’s Bay Earthquake 29

HAWKINS, Doris 22

HEAPHY Charles 52

Kate 56

Helensville Primary School 67

hotel (Napier) 30

HURLEY, John 61

Hutt Valley 50

I

ice cream 32

immigration 46

INNES, Ian 5

Island Bay 51

J

Joe Brown Saturday Night Dance 61

JOHNSTON, John 34

Sophia 34

Sydney 34

K

Karaka 41

KENNEDY, Joseph 11

knitting 72

knitting pattern 72

knitting pattern book 72

Kolo dances 15

L

Lake Benmore 5

Lake Wakatipu 58

LAMBERT, Sophia 34

land wars 56

laundry 41

M

Mackenzie Rabbit Board 5

Marist Bros 24

Marriage Permit 41

MARTINOVICH, Mladenka 15

Vinka Rose 15

McGregor, Lyall 60

Murray 60

McGUIRE, Mr. 34

McLEAN Donald 56

McLEOUD, Mr. D. 34

MEDHURST, Lt. Peter 1, 22

Milford Sound 54

milk delivery 51

milk tokens 51

milking machines 43

Moffatt stove 43

Mokomako Valley 19

MORGAN, Reg 43

MORRIS, Guy 62

MORRIS, Stan 4

Morse code 19

Mothers’ Union 67

MOWAT, Barry 60

Wayne 60

MUNRO, Frederick Charles Rush 32

music 14

music (pop) 60

N

Napier 29

Napier Electricity Dept. 30

NELSON, Rev. Charles Moseley 57

Nelson 19, 38

New York 10

New Zealand Company 56

New Zealand Shipping Limited 30

North Africa (WWII) 22

N.Z. House (London) 48

O

O’SHEA, Thomas 14

Oamaru 64

Onga Onga 36

Opunake/Eltham Road 65

Oruawharo 34

Otago Hussars 59

P

Papakura cinema 44

Parnell 56

party line 43

party line (phone) 19

passports 12

PAULING, Arthur 4

PAVLINOICH, Mara 15

Miroslav 15

pavlova 65

phone line 19

poisoning (rabbits) 7

pop band 60

population figures (1849) 62

Port Chalmers 62

Post & Telegraph (Queenstown) 58

private telephone 19

public telephone 20

Q

Queenstown 58

R

rabbit infestation 5

rabbit-proof fence 5

rabbits 5

radio 43

Rangiora 67

Rangiora Mothers’ Union Cookbook 65

recipes 65

Renown Restaurant (Hawera) 14

restaurant 13

returned serviceman (WWI) 41

rhymes 38

Robert, Dobson & Co. 30

ROBESON, Paul 44

ROBINSON, Colin 60

ROBINSON, Dennis 61

Rush Munro Ice Cream 32

S

saleyards (Runciman) 44

Savoy Restaurant (Dunedin) 61

School Inspectors 43

schooling (Karaka) 43

sheep farming 5

shepherds 4

shipping – Orama 50

Port Macquarie 1,22

RMS Laconia 11

RMS Mauretania 10

RMS Queen Mary 47

Southern Cross 11

SS Anthenia 48

SS Captain Hobson 11

SS Mariposa 50

Stawell 1,22

U boat 156 10

SISARICH, Ante 14

Danica 14

Dominic 14

Vicenco 14

Vladoslav 14

SMITH, Sydney Charles 28

Southland Hussars Corps 59

St. George Hotel 46

St. Josephs (Hawera) 12

STANICICH, Angelina (Luce) 12

Len 12

STEVENS, Laurina 65

Mr. W. H. 65

STEVENSON, Anne 38

STRONACH, Capt. D. 59

STYAK John 56

Sarah 53

submarine (WW II) 22

Sunday School 41

Supreme Court (Dunedin) 62

Supreme Court Hotel 58

swaggers 43

SYLVESTER, Sister 12

T

Takapau 34

Takapau Station 34

Takapuna 57

Tamburica 15

Taranaki 12

telephone 18, 43

telephone operator 19

Territorial Army 34

The City Hotel (Dunedin) 61

The Depression 43

The Hunt 34

The Laconia Proclamation 23

Timaru 4

Timaru Boys’ High School 5

tincanning 44

toll call 20

Trentham Army Camp 50

TRINGHAM, Mr 34

U

U boat 156 1, 22

ukulele 60

Uncle Scrim 43

Uncle Tom 43

undertaker 36

underwear (knitted) 72

V

vineyards 24

von LUCKNER, Count Felix 65

W

Waikouaiti 64

Waikouaiti Dairy Factory 64

Waipawa 33

Waipawa Railway Station 33

Wairoa 28

Wairoa Bridge 28

WAKEFIELD Col. William 52

WALKER, Keith 60

WARDELL, Inky 4

wedding 51

wedding breakfast 51

Wellington 46,56

Wellington Harbour 50

Wellington Registry Office 51

Wheeler’s bus 44

WILMOT, Watty 7

wine 24

winemakers 24

wineries (Hawke’s Bay) 24

Winter Show 44

WOOD, Betty 10

Douglas 10

John 10

Mrs 10

Mr 10

Ron 10

Shirley 10

World War II 1, 10, 22

WRATHALL, Dudley 43

Wurlitzer organ 44

X

Y

Yugoslav Benevolent Society 15

Z