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New Zealand Memories Issue 52



Contents

My Grandfather was a Chinese Goldminer 4

As recalled by Maurie Meechang and recorded by wife Mags Meechang

Those Were the Days 8

Advertisements from the 1920s and 30s

The Paxman Stationary Steam Engine 9

Provided by the Kauri Museum, Matakohe

More to Maori Legends than Myth 10

Observations from Brian Mackrell

Emergency: Centre Island ZMC ... To ... ZLB 12

Lois Fox recalls her flight to hospital by Tiger Moth

The Art of French Knitting 18

Images from the Regions : Taranaki 20

John Pascoe: Author, Historian, Mountaineer, Photographer 30

Part II of Chris Maclean’s biography of John Pascoe

Slice of Life 36

A woman’s work is never done

Changing Schools 38

Schooldays of the 1950s

Remember the Saturday Matinée? 43

A photograph from Trevor King’s collection

Sepia Wedding 44

Poetry by Toni Quinlan

The Davis Cup 1920 - 21 46

Lawn court transplanted for tennis championships

Postcards from The Front 48

From Wayne King’s Collection

Lost on Mount Ruapehu 50

Loxley Jensen records the 1931 snowstorm and its consequences

Images from the Regions : Nelson / Marlborough 57

Mailbox 69

Index 70

Editor’s Choice 72

Cover Image:

The 1918 photograph of Tang Yin Ling, returning

to his claim at Horse Flat near Macraes in Otago,

was kindly supplied by the Presbyterian Archives.

 


NZ$15.00

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Index Issue 52

A

A & P Assn. 22

accommodation 64

ADDIS, Harold 56

             Mr  51

ADDISON, Dr 46

advertisements 8

airstrip 14

AITCHISON, Alistair

Eric 14

Heather 14

Lindsay 14

Lois 14

Phyllis 14

All Blacks 23

ALLEN, Belle 62

Nora 63

Arawata Bill 33

Army Bush Guides 32

astrology 10

Auckland 46

Auckland Domain 46

Auckland University Field Club 50

Auckland Weekly News 50

author 30

aviation 14

Awarua Radio Station 13

B

BALL, Fred 6

BARTLETT Master 63

Miss D 63

BAXTER, Jesse 66

Phyllis 66

BAYLY, Alfred 23

Fred 23

Harry 23

Frances 23

BELL, Graham 50

BETHELL, Gertrude 47

BISHOP, Brittany 16

Rodney 16

Vivienne 16

blacksmith 21

blizzard 50

Bluff 13

Boer War 62

brickworks 47

bridal photo 44

bridge lifting span 24

bridge toll 24

BROCKET, Esma 56

BROOKS, Norman 46

BURKE, Redmond 28

BUTLER, Samuel 33

C

Cambridge 22

camping 57

Centre Island 12

Centre Island Lighthouse 12

Chateau, The 50

CHAYTOR, Capt 62

children’s clubs 43

Chinese 4

Chinese graves 7

CHING SHIN Tong 7

CHRISTIE, Alison 38

CLARK, Louisa 47

Cliffords’ Studio 69

climbers 50

climbing party 50

CLINCH, Mr Arthur 63

coaches 64

CORBETT, Miss 63

Mr 63

CRAGG, Olive 63

CRAGG, Sarah 62

D

D’Urville Island 30

DART, Miss 63

Davey Paxman engine 9

Davis Cup 46

DAWSON, Capt 22

DEEM, Mr. L 52

Dew Drop Inn 26

DIVE, Bradshaw 22

Miss M. 23

DON, Rev Alexander 5

Douglas 26

DOUGLAS, Arthur Percy 62

Charlie 32

Lady 62

E

Eastbourne 32

Egmont racecourse 23

ELLETT, Eva 53

emigration 4

entertainment 63

Epsom Girls’ Grammar School 38

F

FANTHAM, Arthur 23

Arthur Alfred 22

Frances Louise 22

Mary 22

FANTHAM, Isaac 23

Miss N. 23

Peak 22

farming 22

Fashion (WWI) 44

FAVEL, Thomas Ewan 7

ferry 24, 57

films 43

FINLAYSON, Peter 68

FITZGERALD, Frank 35

flooding 59

flooding 72

FLYNN, Alan 56

Foveaux Strait 12

FOX, Jim 16

Lois 16

French knitting 18

FULLER, Flora 63

Lillas 63

Miss F. 63

Violet 63

fundraising 62

funeral march 61

G

GALBRAITH, Miss 63

games 68

GARDNER, Briar 47

John 47

Latitia 46

Louisa 47

Mr. C.F. 47

Mr R.O. 46

GIBB, Bertha 63

Gibson Motoring 25

Girls Khaki Brigade 62

Glorit 47

GLOVER, Denis 33

goldfields 4

Goldmining 4

golf 47

GOODSON, Charles 22

Government House 47

GRAHAM, John 56

grave exhumation 7

H

HALLET, Capt 63

Miss 63

HARLEY, Auty 66

HARRIS, Gordon 56

‘Highway 38’ 72

HICKEY, Anne 28

Joan 28

John Michael 28

Hillersden Estate 64

HIMMEL, Miss 41

Hirere-ki-te-Rangi 10

historian 30

Historic Places Trust 32

HODGE, Bella 6

Prudence Mary 5

Home Guard 32

housework 36

HOWARD, Miss 63

HOWARD, Mr. C.C. 63

HUTCHINGS, Mrs 14

I

incendiarism 7

Internal Affairs 32

Invercargill 5

J

JELLICOE, Lord 29

JOHNSTON, Miss 39

K

KAM CHUEN, Wong 5

Kapiti Coast 36

KAY, Rev. W.A. 23

Kew Hospital 15

KING, H.C. Albion 26

King’s Scout Badge 68

L

Lake Rotoiti 66

legends 10

LEWES, Eric 24

lighthouses 12

LLOYD, Miss E 63

LUCENA, Miss 23

lunar activity 10

M

MacDIARMID, Stuart 56

MacPHERSON, Mr. D. 52

MALCOLM, Mr J. 52

Maori artefacts 64

Maori land 17

Maori language 64

Maori legends 10

marine animals 13

Maritime Safety Authority 17

Marlborough 62

MASTERS, Alison 38

Maungakiekie Golf Club 47

McCARTHY, Dan 7

McCUTCHEON, Dr 46

McCUTCHEON, Mr. J. 23

McLAUGHLIN, Sandy (Mack) 72

MEE CHANG, Bella 6

Minni 5

Noble 5

Phyllis 6

Prudence 5

Richard 5

Robert 5

Wong 5

MEECHANG, Maurie 4

Mags 4

meteors 10

MILES, George 9

MILLER, Margaret 47

mining settlement 5

Mokai Bridge 24

Mokai River 24

MORRIS, Miss M. 63

MORRIS, Susan 56

mountaineer 30

mountaineering 33

Mounted Rifles 62

Mt. Aspiring 33

Mt. Egmont 22

Mt. Ruapehu 50

Mt. Taranaki 22

N

N.Z. Correspondence School 13

N.Z. Field Artillery 60

N.Z. Forest Service 9

NASH, Clara 62

Miss M 63

National Park 50

Nelson 57

Nelson Lakes 66

Nelson Provincial Council 61

Nelson Volunteers 61

New Lynn 46

New Plymouth 21

NEWPORT family 28

NEWSON, Evelyn 5

O

Okato 21

Opunake 28

Opunake Beach 28

Opunake Cup 28

Orangihikakoia Stream 72

Ovens of Rongomai 10

OXLEY, Master 63

P

Panitahi 22

PARRY, Gwladys 46

Latitia 46

PASCOE, Dorothy 32

Jane 32

John 30

Martha 32

Paul 35

Sara 34

Patriotic fetes 62

Paxman engine 9

peace celebrations 29

Peterson’s Mill 52

pets 64

PHILPOTTS, Ada 63

Miss E. 63

photographer 30

Picton Volunteer Women’s Corps 63

Picton Wharf 57

picture theatres 43

PIO, Hamiora 10

PITT, Emma61

Harry 61

Lt. Col. Albert 60

William 61

Plunket Society 59

poetry 33

Polynesian Society 64

Postcards 20, 48

pottery 47

Press Club Conference 25

PRICE, Miss V 63

prose 33

public house 26

Public Works Dept 24

Public Works Dept 9

Q

Queen Carnival 69

Queen Victoria 61

R

rabbit gate 24

racism (Chinese) 5

railway construction 26

REARDON Mr 24

RENNIE, Jula 56

RIDDELL, Miss 63

Mr 63

Riverton 5

ROBERTSHAW, Lena 63

Rona Whakamaitai 10

Rotoiti Motor Boat Club 66

Rotoiti Power Boat Club 66

Rotorua Lodge 65

Round Hill goldfield 5

S

sawmills 9

school assembly 41

school buildings 40

school report 38

school rules 40

school uniforms 39

schooldays 38

Scout Group 68

search party 53

SEDDON, Richard John 62

Service car 72

SEW HOY 7

shipping

Cygnet 24

Gairloch 23

MV Tamahoe 24

Tutaneki 62

snowstorm 50

South African War 62

Southland Aero Club 15

Southland Daily News

SPOONER, Bruce 56

sport 46

St. Arnaud 66

St. Mary’s Hawera 23

St. Matthew’s Scout Group 68

steam engine 9

Stoke Plunket Society 59

T

Tahunanui Beach 57

Takaka 58

Tangaroa 11

Tapanui 5

Taranaki 20

Tararua Ranges 33

Tararua Tramping Club 52

Taumarunui Press 53

TAYLOR, Eva 53

TAYLOR, Mr. G.L. 47

TAYLOR, Rev. Richard 10

Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu 17

television 33

tennis 46

tennis courts 47

tent camps 26

TE OTI Matene 11

THOMAS, Chum 68

THOMPSON, Miss 63

Tiger Moth 14

TILDEN, Bill 46

TIMMS, Heric 64

Titirangi Golf Club 47

Tokaanu 52

Toko 23, 26

Tophouse Hotel 66

toys 64

transport 72

tricycle 64

W

Waikaka 4

Waikaka Hotel 7

Waikato Racing Club 22

Waikoau 9

Waimea County Council 66

Wairau Valley 63

Wairau Valley Hotel 64

Wairau Valley Tavern 64

WALSH, Miss M. 63

washday 36

washing clothes 36

WATKINS, Gwenneth 56

Moya 56

wedding 23

wedding 44

Well/New Plymouth Express 23

Whakapapaiti Valley 52

Whenuakura 27

Whenuakura Railway Bridge 27

WHITTINGHAM, George 7

WILLIAMS, Capt 14

WILSON, Mr D. 21

wireless set 13

WORLEY, Prof F.P. 51

WWI 29,48, 49, 69

WWII 32

WYLIE, Gilbert 22

 




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