Whanganui History and Heritage

Whanganui History and Heritage

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Can anyone help me with old pictures of the Embassy Theatre in Wanganui before it was converted to 3? There just seems to be no information or images on Google about the last theatre left in Wanganui....
I am wanting to find a photo or photos of Hume Industries factory in the 1960's which was near the Old Cemetery. My Dad worked there until 1967 when he was made redundant.
THE WANGANUI STORY, Smart and Bates (First Edition, 1972)

CHARITY FUNDRAISER closing on Sunday!

Selling this book to raise funds for Variety the Children's Charity who support disadvantaged children here in New Zealand!

Here is the Trade Me link: https://www.trademe.co.nz/books/nonfiction/history/new-zealand/listing-2498562481.htm

ABOUT THIS BOOK: This is a general social history of early Wanganui and its river, from the earliest Maori traditions. The authors have collaborated to produce a valued history extending back to the arrival of the Maori, according to legend in 950AD, to their own later times, often troubled by inter-tribal conflict, early contacts with European navigators and explorers, although it was not until the 1830s the first sailed into the river seeking trade. Soon many settlers followed and the bulk of the book relates to the colonial development, the land wars and the peace that followed, up to the years post-WWII. Thorough coverage is given to all aspects of development, agriculture, industry, commerce, social and civic, educational, religious and recreation.

Hardback book in reasonable to good condition.
would anyone have any class photos from the East around 1938 until 1955?
Does anyone remember the digital clock that "hung in the air" in Victoria Ave by Cash Converters
Afternoon all. Can any one help me with any info or where i can get some information on the Atkinsons Hotel, which became the old commercial on what is now the cnr of Drew Ave and Market place. Thank you:)
Chur
Wassup
Chur

Whanganui History and Heritage is all about celebrating and commemorating our region, its people and places.

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Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post 25/03/2022

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post

25/03/2022

Saint Mary's demolition Victoria Ave Wanganui

25/03/2022

FG Radcliffe postcard Wanganui

25/03/2022

Remember Chilco on the corner of Bell Street and Ridgway Street Wanganui this add from 1969

25/03/2022

1966 new entrance way built for Aramoho School in Wanganui

Volume 99 3 June 1967 23/03/2022

Volume 99 3 June 1967

22/03/2022

Looking over Wanganui with the Wanganui computer center in foreground just finished being built

22/03/2022

This photo of the MV Ongarue is taken at Hartick's Landing in Taumarunui and is of the riverboat ferrying sheep across the river. Taken in 1909

22/03/2022

This garage opposite Wanganui motors in Trafalgar Place / Ridgway Street photo taken by Tesla Studios in the early 1950's

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post 22/03/2022

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post

22/03/2022

Demolished just prior to 1989 to make way for the Trafalgar complex here in Wanganui was the NZ Express Company building that sat in a street that's mostly gone (Trafalgar Place)

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post 16/03/2022

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post

14/03/2022

Alexa on the North Mole Wanganui 1911

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post 14/03/2022

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post

14/03/2022

Kowhai Park Wanganui 1980

Photos from Whanganui Regional Museum's post 10/03/2022

Photos from Whanganui Regional Museum's post

08/03/2022

The Cobham Bridge being built in Wanganui

08/03/2022

Early undated photo taken at Virginia Lake Wanganui

08/03/2022

Koriniti is a settlement 47 kilometres upriver from Wanganui, This photo taken in the early 1980's

08/03/2022

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today we celebrate kickass Whanganui woman pioneer settler Ellen Hewitt who was born in Jersey in 1843. She and her husband James Duff Hewitt settled and lived on a farm in Kai Iwi.

Ellen wrote a very readable and compelling account of her life called ‘Looking Back’ which was published in 1911, and in it she recounts a skirmish which resulted in a group of men gathering all the ignitable items they could into a high heap against the Hewitt’s dwelling-house, with the intention of setting fire to it.

Ellen writes, “I prayed to God to give me courage and strength; then rushed past them and jumped on to the heap, sat down, spread my dress out as far as it would go, and with hands stretched out I dared them to come near me!”

The scene changed rapidly, Ellen remembering, “the men who a moment before looked so ominously angry were now smiling and shaking hands with me. I suppose it struck them as strange to see a young girl confronting twenty men without showing any fear.”
‘Looking Back’ is available to read by appointment in the Museum’s reading room.

‘Looking Back’ 99354092.HEW
Ellen Hewitt Collection ref: PH053

08/03/2022

Is there anyone that still remembers the Waireka Estate upper Aramoho Wanganui had a great little museum and for a small fee you could fire this small cannon

01/03/2022

Tram lines being laid in Victoria Ave Wanganui 1908- 1909

01/03/2022

Alexander Hatrick's Wanganui River steamer advertisement 1901-1902

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post 26/02/2022

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post

25/02/2022

Been confirmed today by the Manager of the Operation Trust that those involved in doing the restoration of the PS Waimarie from 1993 to 2000 will be offered a free trip aboard the ship they rebuilt this will be the first sailing of next season Photos will be taken to record this event those wishing to be a part of this can you email me your names and i will get back to you with details as soon as i can
PHOTO taken in 1993 just after the PS Waimarie was refloated in Wanganui

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post 24/02/2022

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post

24/02/2022

Alma Roads O'Dowd Service Station Wanganui

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post 22/02/2022

Photos from Kev's Wanganui Riverboat History page's post

22/02/2022

Victoria Ave Wanganui 1958

22/02/2022

leaders of commerce George Wilson left and Alexander Hatrick (Wanganui) right 1910

22/02/2022

Wanganui Castlecliff River City radio dig in 1980's

20/02/2022

Photo taken of the Wanganui Settlers wharf in 1990. This Wanganui wharf had been restored prior to the salvage of the Ps Waimarie in 1993

20/02/2022

Wanganui Castlecliff Beach ,Photo taken by F G Radcliffe in 1918

20/02/2022

Looking across St Hill Street Wanganui towards the Council Chambers

20/02/2022

Photos taken during the PS Waimarie Salvage in Wanganui in 1993. The Old Hatrick riverboat the Otunui passing the recently refloated Waimarie after being submerged for over 40 years, Over 67000 hours of volunteer work taking 7 years went in restoring this steamer and today she steams up the river 6 days a week during the summer season admittingly only 4 days a week at the moment during the covid outbreak.
The crew would like to thank all these people who put this paddle steamer back on the Water, So to each and every one of you THANK YOU, Bosun Ps Waimarie 7 years service due to your efforts

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