Tag: heritage

New Heritage Display in Time for Waitangi Day

Image depicts manual labourer with apron tied around waist, arms raised as they lift a tied bundle of long flax leaves.

To commemorate Waitangi Day, the library’s Kaitaurima Māori intern, Harmony Governor, has put together an exhibition exploring early forms of partnership between Māori and Pākehā.  On view on the First Floor of the City Library, this display focuses on trade, exchange and natural resources.

Memorial Park

Image depicts 'Now and then' feature with old and new depictions of the CM Ross building in Palmerston North.

Summer is a great time to explore parks and pools in Palmy! Families have enjoyed relaxing at Memorial Park from the 1950s to present day.

Although not quite taken from the same angle, these images show just how much Memorial park has changed over the years.

Image depicts historical view of Memorial park changing rooms on hill. Adults and children in school uniform walk on grassed areas past trees and metal seats.Image depicts childrens play equipment. A spiral wooden ramp twists up to a central two-story tower with slide. Surrounding area shows recycled rubber safety flooring in bright colours.
1963 to 2021

Check out this link for more Memorial Park history on Manawatū Heritage.

Digitise your images at the library

Image depicts computer set-up with photograph scanning machine. A series of negatives and photograph slides rests on a table.

We have scanners available to digitise your hard copy photographs, slides and negatives. Staff are available to train you on the machines so you can preserve your images for the future and share them easily with family and friends.

It’s easy as! Call into the 2nd floor of the Central Library and take a trip down memory lane.

Hotel Midland in Coleman Mall

Image depicts 'Now and then' feature with old and new depictions of the CM Ross building in Palmerston North.

The Hotel Midland operated in Coleman Place from 1928–1965 on the site of the current retail store ‘Trumps’. It was demolished in October 1965, as it was deemed structurally unsound and not able to be economically converted for commercial use. The building was constructed in 1914 as the Everybody’s Theatre and operated until becoming an hotel in 1924. In the early 1960s it was owned by New Zealand Breweries Ltd. See more images of Hotel Midland and Coleman Mall at Manawatū Heritage.

Coleman Mall – site of the former Hotel Midland