Was that book you’ve been meaning to read already issued to someone else when you popped in to see us this week? No worries – your library card gives you access to the Bridget Williams Books history collection online!
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.
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.
Check out this link for more Memorial Park history on Manawatū Heritage.
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.
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.