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New Zealand Memories Issue 129



Issue 129

Contents

Childhood Memories of Te Awamutu 4

A nostalgic article by Christine Scales.

 

More Tall but True Rugby Tales 12

Rugby anecdotes from Alan Turley.

 

From Hull to Hastings 14

Malcolm Ford stepped off the MV Rangitane in 1949.

 

Gone 19

Ian Sherratt remembers when…

 

Dog Kennels or Pigeon Houses? 21

Contributed by Jo Smith, Archivist, Methodist Church of New Zealand.

 

News Flash

Bill Conroy offers a startling revelation.

 

I Remember One Christmas… 25

Jean Arundale wonders if others recall this beautiful nativity pageant.

 

From the Regions: Northland 26

 

Centrefold: Laughter Lightens the Load 36

 

Wartime Dunedin: A Schoolboy’s Memories 38

A vivid account from Allan Smith.

 

The Pictures 44

Margaret Coldham’s story will prompt childhood memories.

 

Our First Christmas 47

Columba McBride transports us back to 1967.

 

Making Do 50

Maisie Morris explains wartime rationing.

 

When Board Games Ruled 52

By Bob Reynolds, inventor of New Zealand board games.

 

Wherever Was That? 54

John de Bonnaire returns with an unusual contribution.

 

From the Regions: Bay of Plenty / Coromandel 56

 

The Phantom of the Kaipara 66

Mike Subritzky pays tribute to the Isobel.

 

Morris Yock Trademarks the Jandal 68

A page from the new publication Today in New Zealand History.

 

Editor’s Choice: Basin Reserve, Wellington 72

Nostalgic photographs from the New Zealand Cricket Museum.

 


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Index Issue 129

  
   

A

  

A&G Price

 

61

air raid shelters

 

42

ALDRED

Rev. John

23

All Blacks (1905)

 

12

anti-tank gun (German)

 

37

Aotea Centre

 

52

APATU

Minola

17

Ashburton Hospital

 

18

AUBREY

Dean

16

Auckland

 

25, 44, 50, 52

Auckland Domain

 

25

Auckland Hospital

 

18

Auckland Museum

 

25

Awakeri

 

57

Awakeri Hot Springs

 

57

Awanui Dairy Factory

 

34

   

B

  

Babylon

 

54

bach

 

47

BARNABY

Jennifer

16

barracks (Lyttleton)

 

23

BARTLEY

Kath

65

 

Pop

65

Basin Reserve

 

72

Battle of Messines

 

37

Battle of Orakau

 

7

BAXTER

James K

54

Bay of Plenty

 

56

Bethleham

 

54

biblical placenames

 

54

board games

 

1, 52

BOSWELL

Stella

63

Boys’ Brigade

 

43

BREBNER

Billie

65

 

Geoffrey

65

 

Joan

65

 

Pat

65

Brightwater

 

52

BRONLUND

Abe

63

 

Amy

63

 

Edward

64

 

Lou

63

 

Matilda

63

 

Roy

63

 

Ruby

63

 

Teddy

63

BROUGHTON

Brother John

23

   

C

  

CALDWELL

Margie

65

Calf Club Day

 

65

camping (Waipu)

 

29

canneries (Hawkes Bay)

 

18

Canterbury Association

 

21

Canvastown

 

54

CAREY

Adrianne

65

 

Irene

65

 

Val

65

 

Wayne

65

Caterpillar D2

 

35

Central Hotel (Dargaville)

 

27

children’s games

 

7

Christchurch

 

21

Christianity

 

20, 25

Christmas

 

24, 25, 46

Christmas parade (Dargaville)

 

27

Church Missionary Society

 

56

CLAPPERTON

Mike

16

clothing coupons

 

19

clothing maunufacturers (NZ)

 

19

Coldstream Guards (Britain)

 

18

Commercial Hotel (Whangarei)

 

31

Conservation (game)

 

52

CONWAY

Juliet

16

COOK

Celilia

16

Coroglen

 

54

Coromandel

 

62

Coromandel Peninsular

 

63

Country Women’s Institute

 

27

coupons (clothing)

 

19

COWIE

John

68

CRANEFIELD

Ray

42

cricket

 

72

Crown land

 

33

CRUMP

Barry

65

CURL

Capt. Archie

67

CUSHING

Selwyn

18

   

D

  

dairy farming

 

28

dairy farming (Far North)

 

34

Dalmatian drainers

 

62

Dalmatians

 

32

Dannevirke

 

13

Dargaville

 

26, 67

drainage scheme (Hauraki Plains) 62

 

62

Driving Creek

 

62

Drybread

 

54

Dugout The (Dunedin)

 

41

Dunedin

 

38

Dunedin Normal

 

41

DUNNINGHAM

Roy

16

   

E

  

EDMUNDS

Maisie

50

education

 

63

Education Board

 

65

Enderly

 

54

entertainment

 

44

Eureka

 

54

   

F

  

Far North

 

32

farming

 

9

farming (Waipu)

 

28

Ferry Landing

 

54

films

 

44

FIRTH

Mr J.P

13

Five Cross Roads

 

54

FLAVELL

Henry

23

floats (Christmas)

 

27

food parcels (WW2)

 

41

footwear

 

68

footwear manufacturer

 

68

FORD

Malcolm

16

FRAME

Warwick

16

fruit picking (Hawke’s Bay)

 

18

fundraising

 

41

funeral procession

 

30

   

G

  

Game of Auckland (game)

 

52

Gentex (NZ) Ltd

 

68

Golden Crown mine

 

61

GOLDMAN

Denis

16

goldmining

 

60

GOLDSMITH

Edmund

58

GRACE

Mr T.S.

56

Grahamstown

 

60

GRUNDANOFF

Len

16

Guilford John

 

23

gum digging

 

32

gum trader

 

33

Gumtown

 

54

   

H

  

Hairini

 

9

Hastings

 

14

Hastings Girls’ High School

 

17

Hastings High School

 

15

Hauhau

 

56

Hauraki Plains

 

62

HAWKINS

Cliff

67

haymaking

 

28

Helensville

 

67

HENDERSON

Eliot

16

Henry French & Sons store

 

62

Hiona St Stephen’s Church

 

56

HODGSON

Jack

34

Hodgson’s Motors

 

9

HOLLAND

Sid

16

Home Guard

 

39

Houhora Police Station

 

33

HUTCHINSON Margaret

 

52

   

I

  

immigration

 

14

Independent Mounted Rifles

 

39

INGLE

Marama

27

 

Mr

27

IRELAND

David

16

   

J

  

J. Yock & Co.

 

68

jandal

 

68

Jandals Ltd

 

68

JERKOVIC

Caroline

33

 

Frana

32

 

Peter

33

 

Steve

32

 

Stipan

32

Jerusalem

 

54

Johnston

 

13

JOHNSTONE

Harold

42

Jordon

 

54

   

K

  

Kaipara

 

66, 67

Kamo Intermediate

 

52

Kapanga Cheap Store

 

62

Karaka Stream

 

60

Kauaeranga

 

60

Kauri gum

 

32

Kauri Timber Co.

 

33

Kawakawa Rugby Club

 

13

Kawhia

 

9

KEARTON

Ralph

64

Kihikihi

 

7

KILPATRICK

Lorraine

16

KIRK

Rev. William

23

knitting

 

39

KOMENE

Mariana

33

KULUZ

Dick

62

Kuranui, The

 

60

   

L

  

Legion of Frontiersmen

 

39

Lemon Adrian

 

17

Liberty Loan Bonds

 

40

LOUGHNAN

Chris

49

LOWE

George

18

Lyttleton

 

21

   

M

  

MacKAY

James

60

Mangawhai Heads

 

30

MANIAPOTO

Rewi

7

Mataura

 

41

Maungaturoto

 

30

Maunu

 

52

McCONNACHIE

Dave

16

McGANN

Columba

46

 

Mr

46

 

Mrs

46

McKENZIE

Norm

12

menswear

 

19

Methodist Archives

 

21

Milford School (Auckland)

 

52

milk round

 

39

MILLS

Alan

16

MITCHELL

Leonard Cornwall

8

Mokomoko

 

56

MOLESWORTH

Dover

33

Molesworth & Saies

 

33

Monet haystack

 

28

MORLEY

Rev. William

21

MORTON

Capt. Harry

67

Motutangi

 

32, 33

Motutangi School

 

33

Mystery Creek

 

9

   

N

  

National Service Badge

 

41

National Service Cadets

 

18

native flora and fauna

 

23

nativity play

 

25

Nelson College

 

13

New Zealand herald

 

52

Ngati Awa

 

57

No Town

 

54

North East Valley School

 

38

North’s Store

 

30

Northland

 

26

NZ board games

 

1, 52

NZ Expeditionary Force

 

37

NZ Friends School

 

52

NZ manufacturers (clothing)

 

19

NZ Rifle Brigade

 

37

NZ Road Safety (game)

 

52

   

O

  

Octagon (Dunedin)

 

40

Opoho

 

41

Opotiki

 

56

ORBELL

Gary

16

Otago Boys’ High School

 

42

Otago Penionsula

 

42

Otoroa

 

33

   

P

  

Pai Marire

 

56

Papanui

 

23

PARK

Sir Keith

42

PARKES

Bev

16

patrotic funds

 

41

PAUL

Allen

11

 

Bill

11

 

Christine

6

 

Don

11

 

Ted

11

PAVLOVICH

Ilija

35

 

Perica

35

Peep-of-day

 

54

Pembroke

 

54

petrol rationing

 

28

petrol rationing (WW2)

 

50

PHILPOTT

Isaac

21

picture theatres

 

44

PINEHA

Dusky

17

Pohutukawa

 

24

poppet heads

 

60

Port Charles

 

63

Port Charles School

 

63

Port Lyttleton

 

21

Port of Auckland

 

67

Post Offices

 

54

postal service

 

54

postmarks

 

54

PRINCE PHILIP

 

31

Pukaahu Springs

 

57

Pyramid

 

54

   

Q

  

QUEEN ELIZABETH II

 

31

   

R

  

rabbits

 

41

RADIC

Marija

34

radio

 

7

ration books

 

50

Rationing Emergency Regulations

 

50

rationing (WW2)

 

50

Raupo

 

54

raupo huts

 

61

REID

Margaret

16

 

Mr W.F

42

REYNOLDS

Bob

1, 52

 

Bruce

52

 

Jocelyn

52

 

Margaret

52

RODGERS

Lindsay

42

ROGERS

Mrs

41

royal tour

 

31

rugby

 

12

Rugby Park (Christchurch)

 

13

rugby referee

 

12

Rush Munro ice cream

 

18

   

S

  

SAIES

William

33

SANDERS

Henry Armytage

37

Sandy Bay

 

63

Sargoods

 

52

School Cadets

 

42

school pet day

 

6

school picnic

 

65

school rugby

 

13

school song

 

18

Selwyn’s Swamp

 

33

service car

 

9

shipping

Charlotte Jane

23

 

Cressy

22

 

Isabel

67

 

Minerva

67

 

MV Rangitane

15

 

MV Rangitata

18

 

Randolph

21

 

Sir George Seymour

23

 

SS Rimutaka

15

Shortland

 

60

SHORTLAND

Willoughby

60

Silverstream

 

48

Silverstream College

 

49

Silverstream Station

 

48

SMITH

Allan

40

 

Beth

40

 

Ewen

40

 

Gordon

40

Smurf Road Saefty (game)

 

52

Softball (game)

 

52

SPIERS

Allie

9

Spit

 

54

St Albans

 

23

St Albans Methodist Church

 

21

St John’s (Te Awamutu)

 

7

St Mary’s (Parnell)

 

50

St Stephen the Martyr

 

56

STENBECK

Capt. E.

67

Stephenson & Turner

 

47

Stony Crossing

 

34

Styx

 

54

SUBRITZKY

Capt. Alfred

67

 

Capt. Bert

67

 

Fred

67

 

Herbert W

67

 

Theo

67

Sunset

 

54

   

T

  

Takaka

 

19

Tauranga

 

58

Tauranga Harbour

 

58

Te Awamutu

 

4

Te Awamutu Primary School

 

4

Te Kao

 

33

Te Runanga o Ngati Awa Act

 

56

Te Teko Hotel

 

57

teaching

 

52

television

 

52

Thames

 

60

thermal springs

 

57

TIER

Mr J.E

16

TIMU

John

17

TIPENE

Caroline

33

 

Mariana

33

 

Pirimona

33

TIZARD

Dame Catherine

1, 52, 56

Tokerau District Maori Land Court

 

34

Tokerau Native Land Board

 

34

Tookey’s Flat

 

60

Tophouse

 

54

Totara North

 

33

Tourist Trade (game)

 

52

trademark

 

68

Traffic (game)

 

52

Tramway Hotel (Coromandel)

 

62

tuberculosis

 

34

TURNER

Alma

63

 

Charlie

63

 

Colin

65

 

Daisy

63

 

Don

65

 

Joy

65

 

Rose

63

   

U

  

US Marines

 

42

   

V

  

VAILLE

Mr

28

Victory Bonds

 

40

VOLKNER

Rev. Carl

56

   

W

  

Waiharara

 

35

Waihui

 

33

Waikawau

 

65

Waiotahi Stream

 

61

Waipu Cove

 

28

Waipu Cove School

 

28

Waitati

 

39

Waitemata Harbour

 

16

WALKER

Bert

53

WALLACE

Billy

12

Wanaka

 

54

Wanganui

 

52

WATKINS

Rev. James

23

WATTIE

Sir James

18

wedding dress

 

50

wedding trousseau (WW2)

 

50

Wellington

 

47, 72

Wellington College

 

13

Wesleyan Church of NZ

 

21

WEST

Charles

54

Whangarei

 

52

Whangarei

 

31

Whangaroa

 

33

WHITE

Leo

29

White Island

 

54

Whiteman’s Valley

 

49

World War One

 

37

World War Two

 

4, 38

Wurlitzer

 

45

   

X

  
   

Y

  

YERKOVICH

Alice

33

 

Andrew

33

 

Doris

33

 

Drago

33

 

Gladys

33

 

Lena

33

 

Lionel

33

 

Marija

34

 

Mary

33

 

Milan

35

 

Peter

33

 

Violet

35

YOCK

Morris

68

YOUNG

Ian

16

   

Z

  

 



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