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New Zealand Memories Issue 66



Contents

That Moment 4

The joys of camping by Beverley Newton

Milton and the French Connection 8

By shipwreck historian Bruce Collins

Kiwi Mod: Ray Columbus and the Invaders 12

Christopher Paxton takes us back to the 1960s

When Mount Tarawera Erupted 14

A letter relates the horrifying experience

By the Powers 16

S.J.C. Fenn serviced the Powers Samas machines

From the Regions : Nelson / Marlborough 19

Sound Archives Celebrate 50 Years 28

By Karen Neill

Afternoons at the Beach 30

Val Wood recalls childhood picnics

Norman (Wizard) Smith takes on Ninety Mile Beach 32

By Keith Parker

Watching Us Watching Them 36

Charleston in the 1870s

Ice Age : Scott Base Turns 50 38

Part II by Claire Duncan

The Battle of Queen Street 46

Paul Titchener recounts the 1942 clash

NAC - Kiwi Icon 48

A feature by Peter Layne

Merivale School 1957 - 2007 54

A Surburban Tauranga Primary School turns 50 by Rob Webb

From the Regions : Taranaki 58

Mailbox 66

In Print 68

Index 70

Editor’s Choice 72

One eye on the paint pot … the other on the child

Cover image:

Collection of sound effects at the New

Zealand Broadcasting Service, August

1955

Courtesy of Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara

o Te Kawanatanga, Wellington Office.(Archives Ref:<


NZ$15.00

Qty: 

Index Issue 66

A

accident (motorcar) 24

ADAMS, Lizzie 22

air accident 50

air hostesses 1, 48

air hostesses 50

Air New Zealand 52

Air Travel (N.Z.) Limited 49

Akatore Beach 8

ALGIE, Hon. R.M. 54

ALLEN, Mark 54

American servicemen 47

American troops 46

Antarctic Youth Scheme 45

Antarctica 38

Antarctica station 38

antimony 19

antimony mine 19

Antipodes Island 11

Anzac (racing car) 35

Arbour Day 54

ARDEN, Mr. H.H. 59

ARDERN, Marlene 54

Auckland Island 11

auction 9

aviation 1, 48

aviation (Antarctica) 42

Axemen 62

axemen’s carnivals 62

B

BACKHOUSE, Win 57

barque 9

BARRY, Jill 50

BARTLETT, Lieut. Ted 61

beach 30

Beatles, The 12

BELL, Allen 33

BEMENT, Dr. Arden 45

BIERNES, Maggie 22

Molly 22

Big Beat ‘65 13

BLAKE, James 44

Blenheim 19, 22

Boeing 737 51

Boer War 61

bounty Ships 11

brawl (WW II) 47

BREMNER, Mr. Joseph 10

BRIDGMAN, Mr. F.O. 10

British Commonwealth

Trans-Antarctic Expedition 38

broadcasting 29

BROUGHAM, Janet 54

BROWN, Johnny 54

Bruce County Council 10

BRYERS, Ross 54

BUCHANAN, Sally 54

Buller River 23

bullock team 22

C

CAISLEY, Phil 55

CAMERON, Jan 44

CAMPBELL, Alan 41

CAMPBELL, Rae 50

camping 4

Cape Bird 41

CARTER, Wayne 54

CASEY, Con 63

CATLEY, Nora 22

Census & Statistic Dept. 16

Charleston 36

CHELLIS, Mr. W. 64

CHRISTIANSEN, Rae 54

Tony 54

CHRYSTALL, Francis 9

Chrystalls Beach 9

CLARK, Rt. Hon. Helen 40

CLAYDON, John 38

Cleghorn Memorial 22

clothing (Antarctica) 42

Club Columbus 12

COFFEY, Ted 61

COLUMBUS, Ray 12

Commercial Hotel (Milton) 10

Cook Strait air service 50

Cook Strait Airways 49

COOMBES, Cheryl 54

COOMBES, Mr. 10

COULSTON, Julie 54

COUTTS, Henry 61

COUZENS, Thomas 44

CRAIG, Mr. J. 64

CRANFIELD, Bill 42

Customs Dept. 18

D

dance music 12

DARBY, Marie 39

DAVIES, Richard 61

DAVIS, Prof. Peter 44

DC-3s 49

DELAMARE, Bruce 57

DELLOW, John 23

Mary 23

dental clinic 55

DEVLIN, Johnny 13

DOBBS, Margaret 50

dogs (huskies) 43

dolphin 6

DOWLING, Pat 1

DSIR 39

Duke of Edinburgh 1

DUNNINGHAM, Dave 12

E

earthquake 15

EAST, Paul 44

EDWARDS, Arthur 57

Egmont Village 61

Eltham 62

Eltham Axeman’s Carnival 63

Eltham Cup 64

emigration 58

employment (office) 16

Endeavour Inlet 19

ENDERBY, Charles 61

Enterprise (racing car) 32

eruption 15

ETHERIDGE, Jan 1

EVE, Charlie 22

F

fashion (1960s) 12

FAULKNER, Susan 54

fieldcraft (army) 61

Fifeshire Rock 26

FINLAY, Grace 22

fishing 5

FITNESS, Dorothy 54

FLAY, Jenny 54

flight tickets 53

flooding 26

flying boat 49

FORBES, Jocelyn 22

french ship 9

FUCHS, Vivian 40

funding 44

G

GALE, Capt. David 1

GERAGHTY, John 54

GIBBS, Eric 43

GLEESON, Annie 22

GOBLE, Trooper 61

goldmining 23

goldmining town 36

GOOSMAN, Stanley 50

GORE, Joan 54

Govt. Departments 16

GRAY, Gael 54

guitars 12

GUNN, Suzanne 50

H

HAGUE, Patricia 54

HAINES, Dolly 22

hairstyles (men) 12

HANNA, Mavis 57

HARDY, Fred 63

HARKNESS, Don 33

HARPER, Fran 50

HARRISON, John 13

HARRISON, John 54

HARROWFIELD, David 41

Hatherton Geosciences Laboratory 39

HATHERTON, Trevor 39

Havelock 24

Hawera 60

Hawera Light Horse 61

Hawera Mounted Rifles 60

HEAPHY, Charles 58

HENNESSEY, Anne 54

HILL, Jimmy 12

Hillary Field Centre 39

HILLARY, Sir Edmund 39

Hislop Cup 64

hockey team (Renwick) 22

Hokianga Harbour 5

holidays 5

Hopkins & Geddes 10

horsemanship 61

horses (mounted) 61

Hukatere 33

HUTTON, Charlie 63

HUTTON, Mrs. 10

I

INGALL, Graham 54

Inglewood 61

International Geophysical Year 38

Invaders, The 12

IRVING, Capt. G. 1

J

JAMIESON, Mac 13

JOHNSON, Doug 64

JUIHO, Yoe 9

K

Kaitaia Aero Club 33

Kaitaia Motor Cycle Club 33

Kaitoke Railway Station 61

KAY, Delores 50

KELLS, George 61

KELLY, Diane 50

King Edward Park 61

KIRK, Dr. Bob 41

KRISSANSEN, Ron 54

KRISTIAN, Billy 12

L

LAISON, Pauline 54

LARKIN, Jack 63

LAWRENCE, Karen 54

LEE, Betty 1

LEE, Dinah 12

levy (shipwreck cargo) 10

liquor licensing 26

logo (school) 54

Loxene Golden Disk 13

M

MARKS, Capt. 10

Marlborough Sounds 19

MARTIN, Delcie 57

MARTIN, Josiah 15

MATEPARAE, Jerry 44

MATTHEWS, Russell 54

MAYER, Corrine 54

McCAULEY, George 63

McCORK, Jerry 15

McIsaac, Doris 22

McLEAN, Mr. W. 23

McMILLAN, Gary 54

McMurdo Sound 40

Merivale 54

Merivale School 54

MILEY, Charlie 63

military 61

MILLER, Ian 10

Milton 9

Milton Fire Brigade 10

MININUI, Helen 54

MIRABAUD, Jacques 11

MITCHELL, Jimmy 61

MITCHELL, Kevin 54

MOORE, Gary 44

MORRISON, Mr. G. 64

MORRISON, Wilson 61

Mount Tarawera 15

mounted infantry 61

MOXHAM, Jillian 54

Mt. Egmont 58

Mt. Erebus plane crash 44

Mt. Taranaki 58

MUIR, William 61

MURPHY, Darrell 50

music 12

music charts 12

musketry 61

N

N.Z. Axemen’s Association 63

N.Z. National Airways Corp. Act 49

N.Z. Shipwreck Relief Soc. 10

NAC 1, 48

NAC baggage labels 53

National Airways Corp. 1, 48

National Airways Corp. 48

National Science Foundation 45

Nelson College 26

NELSON, Mr. J. 10

New Plymouth 58

New Zealand Broadcasting Service 29

New Zealand on Air 29

NEWPORT, Terry 44

newspaper reporting 47

Nga Taonga Korero 29

Ninety Mile Beach 32

Norfolk Island 48

NORRIS, Baden 43

O

O’NEIL, Father 10

O’ROURKE, Charlie 63

OLSON, William 60

Omapere 5

Opo the Dolphin 6

Opotiki 15

Oriental Ballroom 12

Owen River 23

Owen River Hotel 23

Owen River Tavern 23

OWEN, Len 23

Owens River Hotel 23

OXHAM, John 23

Mary 23

Oxleys Hotel 21

P PAGE, Capt. L. 1

PALMER, Sid 61

Papararaumu 50

Park, Reynolds & Co. 10

PARKER, Ken 41

PARKES, Alf 64

parliamentary term 26

PARSONS, Gwen 22

PATTERSON, Doug 52

PAYNE, Trooper 61

PEARCE, Mrs. H. 10

PECK, Bill 63

PETTIGREW, Les 54

Nigel 54

PETTIT, Mr. J. 63

PHILLIPS, Anne 50

picnics 30

Picton 19

PINFOLD, Mr. F.M. 57

planes 1, 48

polio 30

postage stamps 44

Powers machines 16

Powers Samas 16

PRETTY, Dan 63

Prince Charles 1

Princess Anne 1

prize money 64

PUKEKURA, Mark 54

punch cards 16

Q Qantas 50

Q-tol sunscreen 30

Queen Elizabeth II 1

Queen Street (Auckland) 46

Queenstown 1

R

racing car 33

radio 29

radio archive 29

Radio Hauraki 29

RANFURLY, Lord 63

Ray & the Drifters 12

Ray Columbus & The Invaders 12

RAYNEL, Graham 54

records (music) 13

referendum 26

Renwick 22

retail (1870s) 36

RICHARDSON, Johnnie 63

RICHMOND, Ken 54

RILEY, Mr. 63

RINGROSE, Brian 13

RNZAF pilot 42

rock ‘n roll 12

rock bands 12

Rongotai Airport 50

Ross Sea Party 40

ROWNTREE, Naomi 1

Royal Family 1

Royal Tour 1

RUSSELL, Dave 12

S

salvage 10

SANSON, Lou 44

sawing (competitive) 63

sawyers 63

schooldays 54

SCHRADER, Capt. Warren 1

scientific research 38

Scott Base 38

Scott Base Anniversary 44

SCOTT, Capt. Robert 43

SCOTT, Wally 12

SHACKLETON, Ernest 45

shipping, Anjou 11

HMNZS Endeavour 40

Lutterworth 26

Marguerite Mirabaud 9

Monowai 10

Motu 33

President Felix Faure 11

SS Waiwera 61

shipwreck 8

Shiralee 12

SHREWRY, Ned 62

SILVESTER, Ian 54

Sir Charles Wakefield Trophy 35

SMITH, Norman 32

Social Security Dept. 16

Solent flying boats 50

SOLOMON, Puni 13

SORRENSEN, Dayle 57

sorting machines 16

sound archives 29

sound effects (radio) 28

South African War 61

South Taranaki 61

sporting carnivals 63

STEWART, Fred H. 32

SULLIVAN, Mr. A.E. 63

SULZBERGER, Mr. A.T. 63

Sunderland flying boat 49

SYKES, Jeremy 44

T

tabulating machines 17

Taranaki 58

Tarawera 15

TATTEVIN, Capt. Georges 9

Taumata Park 63

TAYLOR, George Washington 63

TEAL 50

television 12

temperature (Antarctica) 42

tents 5

The Jive Centre 12

THOMSON, Capt. 10

THOMSON, Robert 38

THRUPP, Pauline 54

TINETTI, Jan 57

TITO, Ramon 44

tourism 19

TRELOAR, Geoffrey 54

troopers 61

TROWER, George 23

U

uniforms (aviation) 1, 48

Union Airways 49

Union Steam Ship Co. 49

V

VALENTINE, Bugler 61

VARCOE, Garth 44

verifier machines 17

Vickers Viscounts 51

Viscount (plane) 51

volunteer soldiers 61

VORBACH, Druscilla 22

voting 26

voting papers 26

W

WALKER, Brian 54

WARD, Peter 13

WARNER, Eric 64

WATERS, Donald Mirabaud 10

WATSON, Blanche 22

WATSON, Edith 22

Waverley Hotel (Auckland) 46

WEBB, Rob 54

WEMYSS, Phyllis 22

WEST, Tom 63

Whangamomona 65

WHITE, Graham 44

WILSON, Stephen 54

WILTSHIRE, Kathleen 54

wine barrels 11

WINTERS, Gary 54

Wizard Smith 32

WOLFE, Harry 63

wood chopping competitions 63

WOODSFORD, Raima 50

WW II 46

X

Y

YOUNG, Pamela 39

Z

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