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New Zealand Memories Issue 117



Contents

Pighunters and Packhorses .......  4
An article by John Stackhouse illustrated with family photographs.
Raleigh Round ......... 10
David Hill’s cycling escapades will make you laugh.
William (Bill) Harold Atkins ...... 12
Written by Rae Atkins.Photographs supplied by the Atkins Family.
Cars Around Town ........ 16
Driving in Hokitika during the 1960s with Richard Waugh.
‘The Bee’s Knees’ ........ 21
Claire Duncan suggests origins for this familiar saying.
Welcome to a Man’s World: A Memoir ..... 22
A rude awakening for young Norman Bilbrough.
From the Regions: Otago ....... 24
Please Mum, Can’t We Have a Dog? ..... 34
Many parents will relate to Jeanette Grant’s delightful tale.
Centrefold: The Lazy Days of Summer ..... 36
Batteries Not Required ....... 38
Hugh Hickman explores games of yesteryear.
Air New Zealand in the 1960s: ...... 44
The Start of the Jet Age.An article provided by Air New Zealand.
The American Dream ........ 46
Carole Lindsay relates her mother’s story.
Memorabilia of New Zealand Railways ..... 50
A fascinating collection is described by Geoffrey B.Churchman.
Farewell to Gallipoli ........ 52
This poem from Bill Conroy marks the December 1915 departure.
From the Regions: Hawke’s Bay ...... 53
Donald’s Little Red Car ....... 62
Helen Johnston’s story was written for her grandchildren.
The Inheritance ........ 63
June Shaw meets Sophia Marshall: via a sampler.
Mailbox .......... 64
Reader’s Response: The Motorised Pram ..... 67
New to Print ......... 68
Index and Genealogy List ....... 70
Editor’s Choice: Who’s Next ? ...... 72
Tooth extraction at a Northland gum diggers’ camp.

Cover image:
Young boys with a hoop and a ball
Courtesy: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, NZ.Ref: G 38089-1/2

December / January 2016 

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A

A.H. Baty Ltd                                    1, 56

Adams Bruce                                            1

Addisons’ shop                                        1

advertisement                                           5

AH HUNG                                             7

AH LONG                                              7

AH QUAY                                               5

AH SEWONG                                         5

AH SUME                                               5

Air New Zealand                                      5

Air NZ cuisine                                         6

aircraft technology                                 5, 6

ANDERSON  Bob                                   5

                        Henry                              5

ANGAS  George Fife                                 5

Antarctic expedition                                  5

Anzac Cove                                              5

Arbor Day                                               5

Army Cadets                                            5

ATKINS  Gladys Maud                            5

                William Harold                        6

Auckland                                     6, 13, 67

Auckland Airport                                      6

Auckland Harbour                                    6

Auckland Regiment (1st Battalion)             7

Auckland RSA                                          6

aviation                                                  10

B

baby pram                                             10

BAKER  Jack                                          10

bakery (Wairoa)                                      10

Bank of NZ (Napier)                              10

Bannockburn                                         11

Bannockburn Bridge                               11

BARCLAY  James                                   11

BARNHILL  Charlie                              11

                      Jean                                 11

Battle of The Somme (WWI)                   11

BATY  Allan                                          11

            John                                          11

            Ray                                            12

            Vern                                          14

BELL  Kath                                            13

           Wally                                         13

Bell Hill                                                13

Bendigo coach                                        13

bicycle carrier                                         13

bicycle headlight                               13, 52

boarding school                                      24

BRADLEY                                             24

British War Medal                                  25

BROWN  ‘Tot’                                      25

                 Kenneth                                25

BUDELMANN  Johann Henrech            26

bullrush                                                26

bushmen                                               26

BYRD  Admiral                                     26

C

Cadillac service cars                                 28

caning                                                    28

Canton stamping battery                         28

caravan holidays                                      28

cars (1960s)                                           28

CASEY  Michael                                     29

ceasefires (WWI)                                    29

Charleston dance                                    29

Charley’s Gully                                      29

children                                                 29

Chinese                                                 29

Christchurch                                          29

Christmas present                                   30

CLARK  Charles                                    30

               John                                       30

Clyde                                                    30

CLYDE  Lord                                        30

coach                                                     30

COLLINS  James                                   30

COLVIN  Dr.                                       30

Commercial Hotel (Waipawa)                  30

COTTON  Richard John                       17

COX  Joseph                                         17

cricket                                                    17

cuisine (airplane)                                    17

cycling                                                   18

D

Dardanelles                                            17

DC-10 aircraft                                       18

DC-8 aircraft                                         17

deliver boy                                             17

demolition (Bell Hill)                             18

dentist                                                   18

Devil’s Creek                                         18

dogs                                                      18

dolls                                                      18

draughts                                                18

Dreaver’s Gully                                      18

Duco-Aard service cars                            18

Dunedin                                          18, 19

Dunkley’s prams                                    19

Dunstan (Clyde)                                    19

E

EADIE  Peter                                         19

earthquake (Inangahua)                           19

education                                               19

Eichardt’s Hotel                                      19

ELCOCK  Mr                                        19

Electra                                                    19

ELLIS  George                                        19

embroidery                                            19

engineer (Bell Hill)                                 19

entertainment                                         19

EVANS  Gladys Maud                          190

F

FAMILTON  Pamela                              19

First Church (Dunedin)                         20

flood (Kopuwhara)                                  20

flying boat                                              20

flying fox                                               20

football                                                  20

Ford Falcon XW (1969)                         20

FROUDE  Tony                                    20

G

Gabriel’s Gully                                       21

Gallipoli                                                23

games                                                    23

GARE  Bob                                            23

GILLESPIE  Gordon                               23

GILMORE  James                                  23

Gisborne                                                23

gold                                                       23

gold claim                                              23

gold dredge                                            23

goldmining                                            23

GOODFELLOW  Percy                         13

GRAHAM  Jock                                     13

Greymouth                                            13

gum diggers                                           13

gum diggers camp                                  14

H

HALLEY  Andrew                                  14

Hamilton                                               14

Harewood Airport                                   14

Hawke’s Bay                                           14

Hawke’s Bay earthquake                           14

Hillman Imp                                         14

Hillman Minx                                        14

Hokitika                                                 14

Hokitika Motor Camp                             14

Holden EH Station Wagon                      14

hopscotch                                               14

house prefect                                          14

HUDSON  Patricia                                14

                    Rex                                    14

Hudson service cars                                14

Hudswell diesel locomotive                      14

hunting (pigs)                                        15

hunting party                                         16

Hurunui River                                       16

I

iron hoop                                               16

J

Jaguar Mk VII                                        16

jet age                                                    16

JOHNSTON  Joy                                  16

                       Owen                             16

JONES  Griffiths                                    16

              Jim                                          16

K

Kaikoura                                                16

Kaitaia                                                    16

Kaitaia RSA                                            16

KNIGHT  Councillor                             16

knucklebones                                          20

Koekemoer Sheep Run                             16

Kokatahi                                                 16

Kopuawhara Valley                                  16

Kopuawhara Viaduct                               16

Koru                                                      18

Kowhitirangi                                          20

L

Lake Mahinerangi                                   17

Lake Wakatipu                                        17

Lammerlaw Creek                                   17

Lammerlaw Ranges                                 17

LAWSON  Robert                                  17

LEE YICK                                              17

LINDEGAR  William John                    17

LOVELOCK  Russel                              17

LOWE  Eric                                           63

Loyal Waipori Lodge                               63

M

Mahia                                                    65

Mangere                                                 65

manuka stilts                                          65

Maori games                                           65

MARSHALL  Cecil                                 65

                       Sophia                            72

Marton                                                  72

Matapara                                                72

MATHESON  Alex                                72

maui (cat’s cradle)                                   66

Maungawhau Primary School                   67

MAY  Stephen                                        67

McCAY  John                                        44

McDonnell Douglas DC-8                     44

McGRIMMON  Mr J.                           44

McINTOSH  Len                                   44

McKENZIE  George                               45

                      Mr                                  44

McLEAN  Charles                                  44

McLEOD  Twins                                   44

meals (boarding school)                          44

Meccano                                                 44

Mechanics Bay                                        44

medals (WWI)                                       44

memorabilia (railway)                             44

Methodist Church (Hokitika)                  44

MGM Studios                                        44

Milk Bar (Napier)                                  44

mining (gold)                                        44

Ministry of Works hut                            44

missionaries                                           44

MONTGOMERY  Ernie                        45

motorised pram                                      45

movie camera                                          45

Mt Eden                                                45

Mules Gully                                           53

N

nannies                                                        53

Napier                                                   53

Napier Hill                                            53

Napier Hospital                                      53

Napier Hospital Nurses Home                53

Napier Intermediate School                      53

Napier Terrace Store                                55

Naval photographer (US)                        55

NAYLOR  William                                53

Nelson Park (Napier)                              55

Ngaio                                                    55

Nicholls, North & Nicolls                      55

North Head (Devonport)                        55

Northwood Brothers                               55

Nurses Home (Napier)                           56

NZ Advance Base                                   56

NZ Base Depot (Etaples)                         56

NZ Expeditionary Force

                             Masonic Assn Medal  57

NZ Govt Railways                                  56

NZ Hospital (2nd Walton-on-Thames)   56

NZ Rough Riders                                   60

NZR Bedford bus                                  58

NZR crockery                                         60

NZR Road services                                 61

O

O’HARA  Mr                                        61

Octagen, The                                          61

Ohinemutu                                            61

OLIIVER  Gordon                                 61

Onga Onga                                            61

Onga Onga Flour Mill                            58

OSLER  James                                        59

Osler’s Bakery                                        59

Osler’s Tea & Luncheon Rooms              58

overseas funds (cars)                               62 

P

packhorse                                               62

paddlestaemer                                         63

Parnell Park                                            42

Passchendaele                                         42

pastimes                                                 42

peashooters                                             42

pets                                                       42

photography                                           42

pig hunting                                            42

poi songs                                               43

possum hunting                                     43

possum licence                                       43

postcards                                                43

pramotor                                                46

public works camp                                  46

publicity (railway)                                  46

pushbike                                                46

Q

quartz                                                    48

Queenstown                                           48

Queenstown Wahrf                                 48

QUONG SANYON                               48

                SING YOW                           48

R

railway                                                   50

railway guard                                          50

railway houses                                        50

railway refreshment rooms                       50

railway ticket                                           50

Raleigh bicycle                                        50

Rangitikei                                               50

Rangitoto Island                                     50

raupo balls                                             50

READ  Gabriel                                       50

Redan Chambers                                    50

Regent Theatre (Hokitika)                        50

RENTON  Jack                                      51

                   Paul                                    51

Reporua                                                 52

REYNOLDS  Elva                                  53

                       Winston                         53

roadmen                                          53, 58

ROBERTS  John                                    53

                   Lindsay                               53

Rongotai Airport                                     53

Rough Riders                                         53

rounders                                                53

Royal Navy Hospital (Malta)                   53

S

S30 flying boat                                       33

sampler                                                  33

sayings                                                   34

Schaef’s Garage                                       34

school                                                    34

school dormitory                                    34

school motto                                           37

seat belts                                                37

SEDDON  Richard John                        37

Selwyn                                                   37

service cars                                             38

shanghai                                                38

Shipping  Antim                                     38

                Apirama                                 38

                Ben Lomond                            38

                Inks                                       38

                Manton                                  38

                Mount Olmpus                        39

                Ruahine                                  39

                S.S. Zealandia                        39

                St Andrew                              39

                Valrico                                   39

SIMPSON  Bill                                      39

                   Lesley                                 39

skipping                                                39

skipping rhymes                                     39

snakes & ladders                                     39

Soldier’s Club (Auckland)                       39

spinning tops                                         39

STACK  Rev. J.                                      39

STACKHOUSE   Len                             39

                             Dellow                      42

                             Ernie                        40

                              James                       40

                              Janie                        40

                              Lorna                       40

                              Ola                          40

                              Zita                   40, 42

Star 1914-18 Medal                               40

State of Emergency                                  41

steam driven engine                                41

STEIN  Allan                                         41

stick games                                             41

Stoney Creek                                          42

string games                                           42

SUGRUE  Jack                                       30

                 Rosalie                                  30

SWYER  Mr                                           30

T

TAFFE  Jim                                           30

Tamatekapua meeting house                     30

Tasman Empire Airways Ltd                    30

Te Urewera                                             30

telegram                                                 30

THOMAS  Richard                                30

Thomas Bros. Garage                              31

THOMSON  Richard                            31

ticket (railway)                                        31

TIPPER  John                                        31

Toa Toa                                                 31

tooth extraction                                       31

toys                                                       31

trans-Tasman air service                          31

trenches (WWI)                                     31

Triang pedal car                                      31

trolley                                                    31

Tuapeka County Council                        31

TURNER  Bill                                       31

U

uniforms (Air NZ)                                   31

V

viaduct                                                   31

Victory Medal                                         31

Victory quartz mine                                 31

Volkswagen Beetle                                   31

Volkswagens                                           31

W

Waiau                                                    31

Waipawa                                                31

Waipori                                                 31

Waipori Hills                                         31

Waipori River                                        31

Wairoa                                                   31

Wairoa Hospital                                     31

Wairoa River                                          31

Wandle River                                         31

water race                                               31

Waterfront workers (1951)                      32

WATSON  Colin                                   32

                   Jean                                    32

                   Malcolm                             32

WAUGH  Alec                                       32

                  Kathryn                               33

                  Lesley                                  32

                  Mr                                      33

                  Mrs                                     33

                  Richard                                13

Wellington                                             13

WELLS  William                                    13

West Coast                                             13

West Coast Airways                                13

WILKIE  Mr F.J.                                   14

WILLIAMS  Warren                              14

World War One                                     14

WRIGHT  Dea                                      21

                   Des                                    28

                   Raeoni                                28

                   Robert                                48

 

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