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New Zealand Memories Issue 50



Contents

From Staines to Southland 4

Ann Somerville relates the story of Southland pioneer Ann Spittle

The Bungalow 10

A National Radio ‘As I Remember’ story by Judith Wilcox

Feeding the Family in the Forties 12

Making ends meet was a challenge according to Val Wood

Images from the Regions : Waikato 18

Ans Westra Remembers 29

Helen Frances profiles the award-winning photographer

The Death of the Fiery Star 34

An unexplained mystery surrounds this tragedy

as told by Brain Mackrell

Slice of Life 36

No. 6 Squadron RNZAF at Halavo Bay

A Boy’s War 38

Alwyn Owen paints a vivid picture of the 1939-1945 war years

Readers’ Responses 45

Wellington’s Harbour Defence Boom

Kate 46

Alan Turley profiles tennis champion Kathleen Nunneley

Cross A Bridge . . . to ‘Somewhere’ or ‘Nowhere’ 48

Written by the late Joan Monahan

A Soldier’s Story 54

Joanna Beresford recounts a fighter pilot’s tale

Images from the Regions : Wanganui /Manawatu 56

In Print 64

Passing of the Quarter-acre Section 65

By Brian Humberstone

Mailbox 66

Index 70

Editor’s Choice 72

How Times Have Changed!

Cover

Raiha and Toihau Pene

photographed by Harold Marsh

Courtesy: The Albertland Museum, Wellsford

 


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Index Issue 50

 

A

Adams Bruce 15

Adams, Mr 24

advertising 18

agricultural shows 18

Air Force 36, 54

AITKEN, Ida 61

ALLEN, Bob 57

Anderson, Mr 24

Anderson, Ted 24

Aotuhia Station 52

Auckland 12, 29

Aunt Daisy 17

aviation 36

B

BARTLETT, Patricia 31

Bartletts Camp 67

bathhouse 22

BENBROOKE, Ethel 61

BERGERSEN, Mr C. 57

BISSET, Alan 10

BISSET, Isobel 10

board game 40

boardinghouse 10

BOOTH, Thelma 61

bread 14

Brenan & Co 20

brides 72

bridges 20, 24, 48, 62

brigantine 5

BROWN, Jean 61

BUCKLEY, Ma 58

bungalow 10

Bungalow, The (Russell) 10

C

cable tram 67

Cadman Bathhouse 23

calves 19

Cambridge 27

Cambridge Ball 18

CAMPBELL, Ella 61

Catalina 37

Centurion tank 60

Chesneys Delicatessen 14

CHISHOLM, Marion 61

Cobham Bridge 62

Collette & Son Limited 59

CONLY, Maurice 37

CONYERS-BROWN , Lt. Col. 42

COOK, Freda 31

COOPER, Gilbert 58

COOPER, Mrs 58

CRAIG, Vera (Miss) 61

Cuba Mall (Wellington 1

D

DAWSON, Bob 58

DAWSON, Floris 58

DAWSON, Harold 58

DAWSON, Jackie 58

DAWSON, Mary 58

DAWSON, Stanley 58

DAWSON, Ted 58

DELANEY, Mrs 58

DELANEY, Winifred 58

DEVERY, Jean 61

DONALDSON, Jean 61

drawing 38

DURING, Harriet 61

E

EASTMAN, David 32

EDWARDS, Helen 61

Emmett Bros. 62

Ergot, Army 45

F

Fairfield Bridge 24

family budget 14

Farmers Co-op Auctioneering Co. Ltd 59

farming 24, 53

fashion 29

FIELDING, Charlie 24

fighter pilot 54

FITTON, Harold 58

FITTON, Mrs 58

food 12

FOSTER, Mr E. 57

FREDGA, Elsa 23

G

galvanometer 22

gas producer 42

GERY, Crissie 61

goldfields 8, 20

Gonville School 61

Gore 9

GOULD, G. 61

GOULD, Grace 61

GRAVES, Thelma 61

GRAY, Mousie 6

guesthouse 10

H

Halavo Bay 36

Hamilton 24

HAMMOND, T 61

HARRIS, Miriam 61

HARRISON, Margaret 61

HARROP, Jack 24

HAWTHORNE, Ann 6

HEAD, Thelma 61

health resorts 23

HEALY, Paddy 24

Hellaby Meats 14

HENSHALL, Paddy 24

HICK, Norma 61

HITCHCOCK, Hazel 61

HITLER, Adolf 24

housing 10, 65

HOFFMAN, Jim 24

holidays 10

HORROCKS, Edena 61

HORSFALL, Harry 58

hot springs 22

I

immigration barracks 7

Invercargill 7

J

JACKSON, Ruby 61

Jessie, Dorothy 61

JOHNSTONE, Bill 65

JOHNSTONE, Margaret 65

JOHNSTONE, Vera 65

JONES, Mr 24

K

Karangahake 21

KERNOHAN, Mr J. 62

Kernohans Limited 62

KING, Ina 61

Kingston Flyer 67

Kirkcaldies Dept Store 1

KNIGHT, Gladys 58

Korinito 33

L

LAIRD, Edith 61

LAWN, Pearl 61

LENTFER, Ernie 24

LYONS, Tom 24

M

Mangapura Valley 40

Mangapurua Gorge 38

Mangaweka 60

Manunui 58

Maori Affairs Dept. 29

marriage 72

McDONALD, Marjorie 61

McGIRR, Elsa 22

McGIRR, George 22

McGREGOR, Ellen 61

McLASHEN, Mr 24

meals 12

milk delivery 14

mining 21

MITCHELL, Jack 58

MITTEN, Jack 24

MORGAN, Audrey 61

Mornington tram 67

Morrinsville 19

MORRIS, Mr D 57

MUNRO, Mr M 57

MURRY, Mr H 57

music 43

N

New Commercial Hotel 63

Norris, Kathleen 61

Northern Advocate 45

Nowhere Bridge 48

NUNNELEY, Kathleen 46

O

Ohakune Cycle Race 57

Ohinemuri 20

OLIVER, Mr W 24

Orepuki 8

OSBORNE, Mr 19

OWEN, Huw 41

P

Paeroa 20

Palmerston North 63

paper boy 30

Parikino Maori School 33

PARKE, Alma 61

PARKES, Mr. H 24

PARKINSON, Charles 67

PATENT, Dorothy 61

PATTERSON, Don 24

PEARCE, Vera 61

PHILLIPS, Edna 61

photography 28

physiotherapy 23

picnic 58

Point Chevalier 12

Pompallier Lodge 10

PRIMMER, Bert 45

prisoner-of-war 54

protest 31

PURCHELL, Mary 61

Purple Onion Nightclub 31

Q

Quarter Mile Champs 62

Queenstown 65

R

R.A.F. 41, 54

Raetihi Show 57

Raglan 26

railway advertising 18

REED, Marion 61

REED, Marjorie 61

REEVES, William Pember 23

REIDY, Arthur 24

REVELL, Marjorie 61

RICHARDS, Edith 58

RICHARDS, Helen 58

RILEY, Molly 61

RITCHIE, James 29

Riverton 5

RNZAF 36

ROWBOTTOM, Walter 58

RUSHTON, Charlie 58

RUSHTON, Helen 58

Russell 10

RYAN, Phillis 61

S

saleyards 24

SARGENT, William 35

SAUNDERS, Eunice 61

SAVAGE, Michael Joseph 41

Schall’s Therapeutic Galvanometer 23

section (housing) 65

SEMPLE, Mr. R 24

SHANKS, Hazel 8

SHARPE, Doris 61

shipping

Clansman 10

Fiery Star 34

SS Taniwha 20

shipwreck 34

Short C & Co 21

SIMMERS, George 6

SMITH, Sydney Charles 59

SNELSON, George 63

Solomon Islands 36

Somewhere Bridge 48

Southland 4

spa 22

SPITTLE, Ann 5

SPITTLE, Forence 8

SPITTLE, Fred 8

SPITTLE, John 6

SPITTLE, Joseph 8

SPITTLE, Lizzie 8

SPITTLE, Nellie 8

SPITTLE, Tom 8

SPITTLE, William 8

Springbok Tour 31

SPURDLE, Peggy 61

Square, The 63

STANDISH, Mr. G 57

STOTT, Mr. M 24

STRONG, Irene 61

submarine defence boom 45

SULLIVAN, Mr 57

SUMMERVAL, Joy 61

swing-bridge 38

T

Tapanui 7

Taranaki 53

Taumaranui 59

Taumaranui High School 59

TAYLOR, Mr E. 57

TAYLOR, Mr. A 31

Te Aroha 22

Te Aroha Domain 22

Te Aroha Hot Springs 22

Te Kuiti 27

tennis 46

tents (housing) 8

THOMAS, Henry, G.E. 54

Tomasie, Irene 61

tourism 23

trenches (war) 42

Tuakau Bridge 19

U/V/W

Waiau River 7

Waihi 20

Waihou River 20

Waikato 19

Waikato River 19

Waikato Winter Show 19

Waiouru 60

Waitekauri 20

Walkley’s Commercial Hotel 63

Wanganui 38, 56, 61

Wanganui Technical College 61

Ward Island 45

Wellington 1, 45

Wellington Aero Club 68

WELLS, Margaret 61

Whangamomona River 52

Whanganui National Park 40

Whanganui River 38

Whangarei Boys High School 42

Whangarei Girls High School 45

WHITE, Nancy 61

Wilcox House (Russell 10

WILLIAMS, Dick 45

WILLIS, Sydney 61

WILSON, Ted 42

Wimbledon 47

WINTER, Doreen 61

WOHLMANN, Dr Arthur 23

WW II 36, 38, 45, 54

Y

YULE, Capt. W.H.

Bibliography

Acknowledgements accompany individual

articles and photographs. In addition

these sources were used to ascertain some

historical facts.

References

New Zealand Encyclopaedia 5th Edition

Editor: Richardson, Lynne

Publisher: Bateman, David

Auckland 2000

New Zealand Atlas

General Editor: D.W. McKenzie

Publisher: Reed Books in association with

the Lands and Survey Dept.

Auckland 1995

 




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