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New Zealand Memories Issue 72



Contents

Westhaven Inlet 4

Eileen Tiller has fond memories of Nelson’s Public Works Camp

Engine Driver 8

A poem by J.J. Fagan

The Last Crossing 10

Noel Davenhill on the S.S. Captain Hobson

Delivery Truck 16

An “As I Remember” story by Reuben Lowe

Tribute to a Remarkable Man 18

Audrey W. Coubray profiles a pioneer filmmaker

From the Regions : Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty 23

The Big O.E. 32

Contributed by Stephanie Gibson, Te Papa

Carnegie Hall 34

From the West Coast Historical Museum

Stafford Street, Timaru 36

A magnificent photograph from the South Canterbury Museum archives.

In My Mother’s Medicine Cupboard 38

By Joyce Powell

Great Barrier Island 42

Jennifer Beck’s memorable visit in 2004

People of The Barrier 45

Interviews with longtime residents

The Three Brothers Garth 50

Written by J.B. Bertram

The Park 52

Derek M. Shepherd recalls the glory years at Athletic Park

From the Regions : Northland 56

Mailbox 66

In Print 67

Index 70

Editor’s Choice 72

Those new-fangled contraptions

Cover image:

The Wibbotson Ngunguru Hotel.

Courtesy : Phil Harris, Ngunguru Library Collection.

 


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Index Issue 72

A

acting (film) 21

actors 21

Addison’s Flat 51

Ahaura 51

All Blacks 53

Aotea 42

Athletic Park 1, 52

ATKINSON, Mr. 64

aviation 30, 66

Awatere 66

B

barber shop 51

BAXTER, Gerald 7

Lola 7

beekeeping 48

Benare Timber Mill 6

BENNINGTON, Mary Ann 50

William 50

BIDDLE, Ben 20

BILLING, Robert 24

birdlife 6

“Black Budget” 10

Blacks Medical Dictionary 39

BLACKWELL, Beverley 48

Elizabeth 48

George 48

Les 48

BLEDISLOE, Viscount 10

bogeys 64

boils 39

boric acid 40

Boyd & Co. 64

bridge 60, 72

BRONLUND, Eileen 30

BUCKLEY, Amy 7

bunks (cabin) 11

C

CALDER, Peter 22

Califig 40

Cambridge 72

camera (Prestwich) 20

cameraman 21

camphorated oil 40

Carnegie Building 34

CARNEGIE, Andrew 34

CASTLES, Rev. 48

castor oil 39

Catherine Bay 45

chicken pox 40

children’s health 39

cinema 18

CLAP, Eric 22

Claris 42, 46

Claris airfield 42

CLARKE, Don 54

COATES, Hon. Gordon 60

COBDEN, Doug 54

Collingwood 5

COOPER, Annie 46

Christina 46

Garth 47

David 47

Freda Adelaide 46

Ivar Eskine 46

Owen 46

Pat 46

Samuel 46

Xina 46

copper 44

Coromandel 30

Coromandel School of Mines 30

COUBRAY, Nell 18

Ted 21

cough mixture 40

CRAVEN, Danie 54

Creative New Zealand 20

D

DALLING, Ted 14

Dargaville 60

DAVENHILL, Noel 14

DAWES, John 55

DENIZE, Angus 30

Edith 30

William 30

DENNIS, Jonathan 20

Depression, The 4, 24

Dept. of Agriculture 24

Dept. of Conservation 44

DICKERSON, Ivan 14

diptheria 40

DOBBS, Mr. 45

DRABBLE, Joe 24

DUNLOP, Margaret 14

DUNWOODIE, Mr. 25

E

ear infections 40

EASTON, Mary Agnes 51

electricity 46

ELVIDGE, Ron 54

emigration 10, 48

epidemic (poliomyelitis) 40

eucalyptus oil 40

F Far North 61

farming 30, 48

film archive 22

fishing 4

flying boats 66

forestry 45

fowls 48

France (rugby) 54

FRASER, Bernie 55

FRASER, Mr. C.M. 60

free libraries 34

G Gabriel’s Gully 51

Garth Store 51

GARTH, Lydia 50

Francis 50

Frederick James 50

Margaret 50

Margaret Elizabeth 50

Mary Ann 50

Thomas Henry 50

William Myers 50

general carrier 48

general store 51

GIBSON, Mike 55

gold mining 29, 30

goldfields 51

Govt. work schemes 24

GOW, Elizabeth 50

John 50

Great Barrier Island 42

Green Point, (Nelson) 6

Grey River 51

Greymouth 50

grocery supplies 46

gum digging 48

H

H.T. Licence 16

HALIDAY, Sarah 51

Hamarana 18

HANSEN, Alan 5

Albert 4

Betty 5

Dorothy 7

Eileen 7

HARWOOD, Betty 7

Dorothy 7

Hastings 16

Hastings Railway 16

hauler 47

head lice 40

health 39

HEWITSON, Michele 21

HEYWARD, Lionel 50

Lydia 50

HILL, Ray 7

Hokitika 34

Hokitika Free Public Library 34

honey 48

HOWARD, Doreen 7

Patricia 7

I

infantile paralysis 40

J

JACKSON, Fred 18

Mrs. 18

JARDEN, Ron 54

JOHNSON, Mr. 30

JOHNSTON, Peter 54

K

Kaihoka Lakes 6

Kaingaroa 64

Kaitaia 64

Karori 4

kauri milling 44

kauri milling 63

Kauri Timber Co. 44

KENANA, Rua 22

Kerosene lamp 36

Kiripaka Post Office 56

L

LAING, Vera 47

LAUDER, Miss 18

Le Crens Auction Room 36

Leyland O’Brien Timber Co. 64

lifting span 60

LINDVALL, Gus 18

Nellie 18

Lions 53

loco track 64

locomotive 9

LONG, Alf 64

M

MABEY, Laurie 46

Lesley 46

Murray 46

magic lantern 20

Maltexo 39

Manawatu 9, 20

mandolin 58

Mangarakau 5

Mangatete line 63

Mangatete Valley 64

Mangere International Airport 32

Mangonui 64

Maori canoe 7

Maori storehouse 28

MARKEY, Alexander 20

Mason & Porter (AK) 60

McGEADY, Stan 44

McNAB, Jack 54

measles 40

medicine 39

medicine cupboard 40

MEDLAND, Grace 42

MICHEL, Mr. 34

Millard Stand 54

mining (Gt. Barrier) 44

Model T Truck 16

MONCLA, Francois 54

Moonlight Creek 51

MOOR, Cyril 43

motorcar 72

motorcar (Chev) 47

Mt. Maunganui 23

Mulberry Grove School 48

MULLEN, Karl 54

MULLER, Mr. 7

Peter 4

mumps 40

N

NEL, Philip 54

Nelson 4

NENE, Tamati Waaka 21

New Zealand apples 16

New Zealand Cinema Enterprises Ltd 18

New Zealand Forest Service 10

New Zealand Forest Service 24

New Zealand Radio Films 22

New Zealand Universities 54

NGAWAKA, Eileen 45

Ngunguru 56

Ngunguru River 56

Northern Wairoa River 60

Northland 56

O

Ohinemuri 28

Okiwi 46, 47

Okiwi School 47

Okupu 48

Onerahi Wharf 57

orchard 16

Orepuki 20

overseas experience 32

P

PADDISON, family 46

Paparoa 58

PAWSEY, Ida 46

PHARAOH, Ada 58

pigeonogram 43

pine tree planting 24

pioneer aviation 30

pioneer filmmaker 18

poliomyelitis 40

Pongakawa Valley 24

Pongakawa Valley School 26

Port Fitzroy Wharf 47

Postal Service 46

poultice 39

Public Health Nurse 40

public libraries 34

Public Works Dept. 4

Q

quartz 48

R

RADCLIFFE, George 57

railway 63

railway workshops 23

Rakopi PWD Camp 6

Ranfurly Shield 54

Rayburn stove 48

Reefton 51

RHODES, Mr. (Butcher) 6

RICHMOND, James 28

RIMMER, Kathleen 7

Maurice 7

Patricia 7

RING, James 50

Rongatea 21

ROPE, Mr. B.V. 60

Rotoehu School 27

Rotorua 18

rubella 40

rugby 53

rugby test (1921) 53

S Sabin vaccine 40

Salk polio vaccine 40

SANDERSON, Ann 48

Annie Tyburnia 48

Benjamin 48

Beverley 48

Sarah 48

William 48

SANDERSON, Rollie 47

SCOTT, Tom 32

sea voyage (1958) 10

shipping Amarapoora 13

Dispatch 51

Envy 43

Lioness 51

Rose-Noelle 43

SS Captain Cook 13

SS Gothenberg 51

SS Captain Hobson 10

Tornado 51

Tyburnia 48

Victory 48

Wairarapa 42

shipwreck (Gt. Barrier) 42

silver 44, 48

SIMPSON, Johnny 54

SPENCE, Jock

sport 1, 52

Springboks 53

STEVENS, Elizabeth 58

William Henry 58

STEWART, Frank 18

Leslie 18

Margaret 18

T

Taihape 9

‘talkie’ movies 22

Te Pahi River 58

Te Puke 25

TEAL (Aviation) 66

telephonist 46

tent (PWD) 6

tents (PWD) camp 26

Thames 29

Thornycroft truck 17

Timaru 36

timber milling 64

TINSLEY, Betty 7

tobacco plantation 24

TOMLINSON, Bertha 7

Louise 7

train (D221) 63

train (KA936) 9

travel 32

TREMAIN, Kel 54

Tryphena 42, 48

typhoid 45

U

unemployment 24

V vaccinations 40

VILLEPREUX, Pierre 54

W

W.D. & H.O. Wills 4

wages (1930s) 24

wagon & horses 47

Waikato River 72

WATERHOUSE, Barry 27

Leslye 27

Wellington 4, 10

Wellington 52

Wellington markets 16

Westhaven Inlet 4

Whakatane 23

Whangaparapara Mill 46

Whangarei 57

WHINERAY, Wilson 54

whooping cough 40

Wibbotson Ngunguru Hotel 56

WILDERMOTH, Beverley 7

Fay 7

wildlife 5

WW I 30

XYZ

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