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New Zealand Memories Issue 63



Contents

The 1956 Springboks 4

From Bob Luxford of the New Zealand Rugby Museum

The Ubiquitous Bowler Hat 10

By Angela Lassig

Grandpa’s Bowler 11

As remembered by Jenny Cooper

A View from the Pit 12

Alwyn Owen in musical mode

Postcards from the Fields of Battle 16

Supplied by John Creamer

Memories of a Great Train Ride 18

Tim Kerr recalls a special journey

From the Regions : Southland 2 4

Migrants’ Christmas 32

A festive article from David Hastings

Slice of Life 3 6

…and pretty maids all in a row

Robert Laidlaw and The Farmers Trading Company 3 8

Part II : Turning Point by Ian Hunter

Lancaster Park 46

Claire Duncan profiles the much-loved stadium

A la Memoire de L’Aviateur Neo-Zelandais 48

A true story by John Stackhouse that befits the spirit of Christmas

Field’s Express 52

An “As I Remember” story by Alan Armstrong

The Telephone Box 54

J. Edward Brown discusses the traditional public phone

From the Regions: East Coast /Gisborne 56

Memories of V J Day 63

Those were the days by Hugh T. Jones

In Print 64

Mailbox 66

Index and Genealogy List 70

Editor’s Choice 72

The days of do-it-yourself.

Cover image :

The McMasters sisters of Reefton, 1901

The sisters in front from left: Annie, L


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Index Issue 63

A

A & P show 59

ACKERMAN, D.S.P. 4

ADAMS, C.W. 30

ADAMS, Junior 30

alcohol 35

All Blacks 4

Arthur’s Pass 18, 22

Athletic Park 6

athletics 47

AUYATE, C.A. 4

aviation 1, 48

B

BALFOUR, James 28

Barbarians (rugby) 9

BARKER, Harry 59

BAYES, Joseph 33

BEKKER, H.P.J. 4

Bible College of New Zealand 44

Boer War 16

BOWERS, Guy 6

bowler hat 10

bridge (East Coast) 58

BRIERS, T. 4

BRODIE, P 30

BROWN, R.H. 4

BUCHLER, J.U. 4

bull (prize) 59

BURT, Gordon 10

BURTON, Harold 30

BUSFIELD, Rawdon 45

businessman (1940) 10

C

camera 30

Canterbury Cricket & Athletic Sports

Assn 46

CARMINE, L.V. 4

carol singers 33

CARROLL, James 60

Chase Corporation 45

children’s playground 41

Christchurch – Lyttelton line 19

Christchurch Boys’ High 48

Christchurch Railway Station 19

Christianity 44

Christmas 16, 32

Christmas dinner 33

Church Mission Society 61

circus 44

CLAASSEN, J.T. 4

CLARK, W.H. 4

CLARKE, D.B. 4

CLARKE, I.J. 4

class system 33

classical music 12

Clinton River 31

coach 58

coin phone boxes 54

commerce 39

Cora Lynn 22

CRAVEN, D.H. 4

CRAWFORD, William 60

CROUCH, Marian 1, 48

D

DANIEL, Sara 27

DAVIDSON, David 51

DAVIS, K.R. 4

de NYSSCHEN, C.J. 4

de VILLIERS, D. 4

de WILZEM, C.J. 4

department store 38

dining rooms (store) 41

DIXON, M.J. 4

DOBIE, Bertha 33

Ellen 33

Mary 33

Dog Island lighthouse 28

Drummond Bros. 60

DRYBURGH, R.G. 4

du PREEZ, J. 4

du RAND, J. 4

du TOIT, P.S. 4

DUFF, R.H. 4

DUNN, Mrs 36

E

East Coast 56

East Coast Timber & Trading Co. Mill 60

Eden Park (rugby) 5

electric locomotives 18

elephant 43

emigration 32

engineer 28

entertainment 44

exploration 30

F

Farmers Santa Parade 41

Farmers Trading Coy. 38

Farmers Union Trading Company 39

fashion 10, 36, 72

FERGUSON, R.G. 30

Fiat Vulcan railcar 23

Field’s Express (train) 52

Fiordland 31

flooding 61

FORRSETER, J.M. 30

Foveaux Strait 28

free bus (Farmers) 40

freezing works 57

FRIGHT, Bill 7

G

gabion 22

GENTLES, T.A. 4

Gisborne 59

Glade House 31

gloves 72

GOLD, Mr. J. 25

Gollins and Company 10

Government Life Insurance 28

Grace Potter Salon 60

GRAHAM, Dr. Billy 48

GRAY, W.N. 4

Greymouth railway station 23

H

H.R.H. Duke of York 37

hair salon 60

Half Moon Bay 27

Hamilton (rugby) 6

handbag 72

HANEKOM, M. 4

Harewood 1, 48

hats (men) 10

hats (women) 36

HAYES, Mrs 36

Hector the Parrot 45

HEGINBOTHAM, William 34

HEMI, R.C. 4

HEMISTON, Flight Officer James 48

herbal medicine 26

heroism 48

Heron Falls 30

HILL, S.F. 4

HILLARY, John 33

hire purchase 41

HOWE, B.F. 4

HOWE, Peewee 7

HUGHES, William 52

hui 61

I

Invercargill 25, 26, 27

J

Jade Software Corp. Ltd 48

Jade Stadium 46

JARDEN, R.A. 4

JOHNSTONE, P.G. 4

JONES, Bill 13

JONES, P.F. 4

JONES, Peter 5

JUDGE, Sgt. Charles 48

K

Kaiapoi 21

Kaikohe 13

KIRKPATRICK, A.I. 4

knitting 72

KOCH. A.C. 4

L

Laidlaw Leeds 38

LAIDLAW, Arthur 39

Jack 39

Robert 38

Lake Ada 31

Lake Brown 30

Lake Mintaro 31

Lake Quill 31

Lake Te Anau 31

Lancaster Estate 46

Lancaster Park 46

Levin 52

Liberator bomber 48

lighthouse 28

LOCHNER, G.P. 4

locomotives 18

log book 51

LORNSON, W/O Arthur 51

Lumsden 30

M

MacEWAN, I.N. 4

MacKAY, Sir William 44

MacKinnon Pass 31

MacKINNON, Quinton 31

MADGEWICK, Tom 6

mail-order business 38

Makaraka 61

Makaraka Racecourse 61

Manawatu 52

MANTELL, Walter 25

MARSLIN, A.E. 4

Mataura 25

McDonald & Russell 26

McKENZIE, T. 30

McLEAN, Terry 6

McMULLEN, R.F. 4

McNEAL, Mrs 34

MEADS, Colin 7

Memorial Cross 1, 48

MENZIES, Mrs 36

MERCER, F/O 51

migrants 32

Milford Sound 30

Milford Track 31

military service 39

millinery 36, 72

mission statement 39

mission station 61

mission work 61

MONTINI, P.E. 4

MOODIE, George 30

MORRISON, T.C. 4

Mt. Balloon 31

MUIR, Frederick 30

music 12

N

N.Z. Maori (rugby) 7

N.Z. Universities (rugby) 7

National Anthem 13

NEL, J.J. 4

New Plymouth (rugby) 8

Nuhaka 61

O

Operatic Society 13

orchestra 12

Oreti River 30

Otira tunnel 22

P

Palmerston North 52

Palmerston North (rugby) 6

PASCOE, James 45

PASCOE, Mrs 36

PATTERSON, Mrs 36

PAUL, Mrs 36

PEARCE, Mrs 34

PFAFF, B.D. 4

photographers 30

PICKARD, J.A.J. 4

PILLANS, W.S. 30

pilot training 1, 48

POPE JOHN PAUL II 48

Post & Telegraph Dept. 54

postcards 16, 27

Putaruru 38

Q

QUINN, Keith 9

Quinton Lodge 31

R

railcar 21

railway 52

railway 18, 30

railway workshops 30

Ranfurly Shield 46

referee (rugby) 7

REID, A.R. 4

retail stores 38

RETIEF, D.F. 4

reunion 60

RNZAF 1, 48

ROBERTSON, Doug 58

Mick 58

ROSCOFF, France 48

ROSENBERG, W. 4

royal tour 37

rugby 4

S

Sandfly Point 31

SCHMIDT, Mrs 36

SCOTT, Flight Lieutenant Bertram 48

sea voyages 33

SEANDRETT, Mrs 36

shipping 34

Caduceus 34

Cardigan Castle 33

Eastminster 33

Famenoth 32

May Queen 28

Waikouaiti 34

SKINNER, Kevin 4, 5

SNELL, Peter 47

social structure 34

South Africa (rugby) 4

Southland 24

sports ground 46

sports stand 47

Springboks 4

STABLES, S 30

stamps 28

STARKE, J.J. 4

steam engines 19

STEPHENS, Sarah 34

Stewart Island 27

STOUT, Frank 48

Margaret 48

William 1, 48

STRYDOM, C.F. 4

STUART, R.C. 4

suburban trains 52

SULLIVAN, J.L. 4

Surveyors 30

Sutherland Falls 30, 31

Sutherland Falls Expedition 30

T

Tapuihikitea 60

Te Anau 31

Te Hirere Marae 61

telephone 54

telephone boxes 54

telephone exchange 54

TENNANT, Mrs 36

theodolite 30

Tokomaru Bay 56

Tokomaru Bay Freezing Works 57

trains 18, 30

transport 58

trolley bus 40

TROUGH, Grace 14

TURLEY Family 33

tympani 13

U/V

van der MERWE, A.J. 4

van WYK, C.J. 4

VITAGLISH, Mrs 36

VIVIERS, S.S. 4

von VOLLENHOVEN, K.T. 4

W

Waerenga-a-Hika 61

Waihopai River 25

Waihopi Bridge 60

Waipaoa River 60

WALKER, H.N. 4

walking 31

WALSH, P.T. 4

Weka Pass Railway 23

welcome committee 36

Wellington 6

West Coast railway 21

Westport 37

Whangarei 12

Whangarei Municipal Symphony

Orchestra 12

Whangarei Town Hall 13

WHITE, R.A. 4

WILLIAMS, Antonio 26

WILLIAMS, Jane 61

Leonard 61

Sarah 61

William 61

WILSON, Flight Officer Donald 48

woollen garments 72

world records 47

WW I 16, 39, 48

WW II 16, 44, 49

WYINKS, Heron 30

William 30

Wyndham 25

X/Y/Z

YOUNG, D.A. 4

capitals.




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