Hawke’s Bay Photo News 1959 – Number 009 July

Hawke’s Bay PHOTO NEWS
No. 9
July 1959

[Cover photo – All dressed-up for the winter is bright-eyed four-year-old Janet Moore, of 8 Maxwell Street, Napier. Photo was taken by her father, Mr. Phillip Moore.]

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Hawke’s Bay’s Own Pictorial News Magazine
JULY 1959
Volume 1
No. 9

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All dressed-up for the winter is bright-eyed four-year-old Janet Moore, of 8 Maxwell Street, Napier. Photo was taken by her father, Mr. Phillip Moore.

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The second of a projected five kindergartens to be built for the Napier Free Kindergarten Association in the Napier-Taradale district, the Carlyle Kindergarten, situated on the corner of Thackeray Street and Carlyle Street Napier, was officially opened by the Mayor of Napier, Mr. Peter Tait, before a gathering of over 250 people. Being brightly decorated and having a sizeable playing area, it is an ideal setting for the tiny tots to be introduced to school life and a building which the association is rightly proud of.

BELOW. The top of a small shed, incorporating a slide and a “waiting area” for the slide makes a great grandstand for the children.

About 36 children of the 80 (40 in the morning and 40 in the afternoon) children who attend the kindergarten took part in the opening ceremony by planting shrubs along the north and west boundaries of the school grounds. Here Elizabeth Barber gets a helping hand from dad.

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Speakers and officials who had played a part in the building of the kindergarten each received an appreciation from the children in the form of the  presentation of bouquets. Phillip Otton, clutching  his bouquet of flowers, moves forward to make his presentation while other tiny tots patiently await their turn. From left are Deborah Doole, Claire Doole, Phillip Otton, Sally Ann Stancombe, Kerry Finnigan, Denis Jeffrey, Lynette Foster, Roy McCormick and Margaret Woodhouse.

Little Virginia Doole was not very interested in the official speeches and played away happily on the monkey bars.

Mrs. Peter Tait receives her bouquet form [from] a very shy Sally Ann Stancombe.

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After the opening ceremony and the planting of shrubs the adults were served with tea in the kindergarten. The children were not forgotten and probably thought they were better off anyway with their orange drink.

The miniature hand basins attracted a lot of attention, and they were just the right size for David Baxter who gets set to be one of the first  to use them.

A couple of hundred adults wandering around the place made no difference to Clinton Chalklen who had great fun with the kindergarten toys and had his own ideas on how to load up a train.

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From Mr. G. Merrylees of Dannevirke come these photos of –

ABOVE. The Dannevirke Citronettes midget marching team, which last season attended over fourteen contests. To do this they travelled almost two thousand seven hundred miles, but it was well worth it as these marching girls between them won twenty-three trophies and two hundred and forty three medals.Perhaps there most outstanding achievement was to gain four second placings in the North Island championships.

Well on the way to completion is Dannevirke’s third primary school. Two classrooms are contained in each of the blocks which are connected by a covered way.

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During the Napier Blood Donor appeal, sponsored by the Napier Jaycees in conjunction with the St. John Ambulance Brigade, staff members of 2ZC went up to the hospital and taped a “drip by drip” description of the taking or giving of blood to replenish the blood bank. Later included in programmes from 2ZC the broadcast materially assisted the appeal which resulted in over 1200 persons offering themselves as blood donors. The broadcasted description was given on the taking of a pint of blood from 2YC’s [2ZC’s] manager Mr. Collins and Valerie Austin with Arch. Barclay, already a blood donor assisting.

Sister D. Harvey wraps bandage around Valerie Austin’s arm to build up pressure preparatory to the taking of a pint of blood.

Dr. V. L. Barber, doctor in charge of blood donors, draws a pint of blood from Mr. Collins as Arch Barclay holds mike and gives description.

Technician Bill Ackland says that just about every other member of 2ZC has appeared in “Photo News” and it’s about time the best technician on the job appeared. Bill recorded the blood donor broadcast

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Highlight of the Counties Conference held in Napier recently was the appearance of world-famous pianist Winifred Atwell who performed for delegates at a private function at the Cabaret Cabana, organised by Dominion Motors Ltd. We present this series of pictures which graphically show the many and varied expressions of Miss Winifred Atwell, who obviously enjoys playing the piano.

The end panel of Miss Atwell’s “other piano” is literally covered with signatures.

BELOW. An enthralled audience applauds the entertainer.

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It’s hard to say who gets the most enjoyment out of her performances, Winifred Atwell herself or her listeners.

Another celebrity signs the Cabaret’s visitors’ book, and

BELOW, another signature is added to a celebrity’s own “visitor’s book”.

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Albert Feather (David Ford) arrives on the scene and disrupts the household and immediately starts in making love to Lucy the maid (Diana Slater). On left is Doreen de Garis who plays the part of Louisa, one of the half-witted sisters.

A period thriller of the 1880’s, written by Reginald Derham and Edward Percy and produced by Mr. John Kitchen of Napier, this play is to be presented by the Napier Repertory Players in the Napier Municipal Theatre on the 25th and 27th of July.

The producer of the play, John Kitchen, adjusts Sister Theresa’s (Grace Saul) veil before she goes on the set.

Ellen (Gwen Forbes) who has been driven to committing murder, creeps up on Leonara Fiske (Jesse Winkley) who, all unsuspecting, is playing an imaginary piano.

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The behind-the-scenes prompt, Miss Joy Jones.

Wardrobe mistress Fay Bismark, sorts costumes.

“I didn’t know that I couldn’t put things on the table,” mumbles Emily (Wendy Doole) to Miss Fiske (Jesse Winkley) who has just chastised Emily for putting sea-shells on the highly polished surface.

Photos were sent to us by Phillip Moore and Bruce Campbell of Napier, who, as representatives of the Hawke’s Bay Camera Club, act as photographers for the Players.

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Jock Baxter, Ring Master.

ABOVE RIGHT. Mr. and Mrs. Holderness who was responsible for the decorations, Mrs. Garland the president’s wife and Mrs. Fitzgerald.

RIGHT. A group of the guests, from right, Mrs. Brian Ching, Mrs. Russell Dreadon, Mrs. Tony Madden, Mrs. Jack McCorkindale, and Mrs. Max Moverley from Waipukurau.

BELOW. Rotarian Jack Agnew dances with Rotarian Rolf Keys’ daughter Gretchen Keys.

Decorations such as these assisted in giving the illusion of a circus ring.

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Held at the Hastings Assembly Hall last month with the theme of “The Circus Comes to Town”. The show was conceived and produced by Ted Carne and the artists were drawn from Hastings and Napier with Jock Baxter acting as ring master and who really kept things moving along at a cracking pace. The 270 odd guests really enjoyed this novel and entertaining evening.

ABOVE AND BELOW. The Simmonds Acrobatic Team in action.

Doug Grant got roped in on this balancing act.

No detail was left out to give guests the impression of entering a circus and here Cliff Ferbrache ushers the ladies through the tent entrance.

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“Meals on Wheels” commenced in Napier on Monday, 11th May, 1959, when three Red Cross drivers delivered seven meals to various parts of the city. The scheme has grown very quickly so that at present six drivers are delivering twenty-three meals daily, Monday to Friday. The recipients are elderly folk who are unable to cook for themselves, and it can be well imagined that the hot mid-day meal is really appreciated at this time of the year.

The drivers, Red Cross members and other volunteers, had delivered nearly 700 meals by the end of June. The fact that every meal has been delivered hot and on time reflects great credit on all concerned, and especially on the Red Cross who organise the delivery.

A tremendous amount of paper work has to be seen to by the Red Cross “Meals on Wheels” Committee, as there are just over one hundred voluntary drivers who must be rostered. (Each driver gives half an hour of her time each month.)

One hundred and fifty drivers are required by the Red Cross to enable them to provide an efficient service. This is a most satisfying social service, and any men or women who would like to play a part in this valuable work are asked to get in touch with the Chairman, “Meals on Wheels”, Mr. R. McMurray, 43 Nuffield Avenue, Napier, or phone 72-607 in the evening.

A group of officials and drivers taken on the inauguration day. From left, Sister Irons [Iorns], Sister Callaghan (Senior District Nurse); in front of Mr. Peter Tait, Mayor of Napier; Mr. W. Newton, President of the Red Cross; Mr. M. S. Spence, Patron of the Red Cross; Mr. R. McMurray, Chairman of the “Meals on Wheels” Committee; and Red Cross drivers, Mrs. R. McMurray, Mrs. H. Steele, and Mrs. M. S. Spence.

Sister Irons [Iorns] of the Napier Hospital’s main kitchen, prepares the meals at the hospital.

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Dead on 11.30 a.m. from Monday to Friday the volunteer drivers arrive at the hospital to collect the meals which are packed in special light vacuum containers. Here, Mrs. Patchett and Mrs. Laws, with other volunteer drivers, are about to leave on their deliveries.

Another hot meal arrives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Whitton, who are typical of the deserving elderly folk who receive this service. In the kitchen Mr. Whitton, who is 84 years old, looks on as Mrs. A. Patchett, of Whakariri Avenue, Westshore, serves out.

BELOW. Mrs. Whitton looks appreciatively at the dinner brought in by her husband.

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Barry Robert Neal, only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Neal of Carlyle Street, Napier. Barry is a well known Napier footballer and represented Hawke’s Bay against the Lions last month.

June and Annette Crisp, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Crisp, of St. George’s Road, Hastings.
Batchelors Studios Photo

Barry Richards, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Richards, of 909 Lyell Street, Hastings.

Neil Holder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Holder of Waipukurau, celebrated in the St. John Hall, Waipukurau.
Max Moverley Photo

Bruce Coe, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Coe of Dannevirke, celebrated his coming-of-age and his engagement to Miss Rosemary Anne Hill, daughter of Mrs. Hill and the late Mr. Hill of Te Awamutu.
Barretts Studio, Dannevirke

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GOLDEN WEDDING of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Sorensen, of Mangatahi, was recently celebrated with their children and grand-children. Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Sorensen with their immediate descendents, from left at rear: Gladys (Mrs. Black), Jim, Olga (Mrs. Stan Murley), Edna (Mrs. Jim Lowry), Roy, Ida (Mrs. Bill Harvey), Margarethe (Mrs. Hay); and absent is Inger (Mrs. Lewin) of Johannesburg, and Norman, at present in England.

TWO CHAMPIONS. Owned by Miss A. Holmes, of Tamatea St., Hastings, these two beauties have won many prizes in shows throughout the country, and their next appearance will be in the Hastings Cat Club championships show to be held on August the 8th at the Oddfellows Hall, Hastings.

To raise funds for the extension to the Havelock North Baths, Havelock North is holding a Queen Carnival, and pictured above is the swimming and sports queen, Miss Heyward, who is a keen swimmer herself.

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EVER BEEN TO SEE AN INDOOR BASKETBALL GAME??. If you have you will know that this is one of the fastest games there is. It takes a little following for a while as the play switches from one end of the court to the other with unbelievable speed, but once a working knowledge of the game has been gained there is no game more exciting to watch.

Napier residents have a golden opportunity to see top class teams in action as the Hawke’s Bay Indoor Basketball Club hold competition matches every Thursday night in the Napier Drill Hall. Our Photo News photographer went along one night recently to record these photos of the local boys, and girls in action.

Rosemary Reid, Joyce Tipoki and Betty Paris on the alert as Pam Williams and Pam Fly endeavour to block a shot at goal by Dorothy Sigvertson.

Pam Williams and Betty Paris (No. 6) fight for possession.

RIGHT. Another goal is scored by C. McLean. From left, is the referee L. M. Boyes, R. Wotherspoon, C. McLean, H. Priddy, I. Meyer, and M. Ahern.

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The ball drops through the net but the players are all still on the move. From left, is referee Tom Davenport, Pam Williams (who scored the goal), Muriel Thomas, Joyce Tipoki (partly obscured), Rosemary Reid, Dale Salt, Dorothy Sigvertson, Betty Paris (No. 6), Jane Edwards and Francis Kennedy.

Timekeeper Ngaire Wilson and scorer Colin Luxton.

A high degree of fitness is an essential requisite in this sport, as the game is played at top speed all the time.

From left is M. Ahern, C. McLean, I. Meyer (taking ball), E. James, and H. Priddy.

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The brain child of Mr. Allan Shepherd, House Manager of the Mayfair Theatre, this club has been formed to give children an interest on Saturday mornings, when club members (membership is free) gather for organised activities which have a worthwhile object in mind. Early activities were the instruction by the Napier Fire Brigade on what to do in case of fire, and first aid lessons by the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Now a number of children take an active interest in the running of the theatre by acting as fire wardens during Saturday afternoon sessions. With an initial membership of well over 100 children the club is well on the way to success.

Parade was led by Miss Heather Engil, Allan Shepherd, and Mrs. J. Mearburn.

On Saturday, 6th June, the club was set in motion by a fancy dress parade from the Mayfair Theatre to the railway station to pick up a foundation film. Over 200 children took part in the parade and the Mayor of Napier, Mr. Peter Tait, presented prizes for the best fancy dress, and expressed the opinion that the inauguration of the club was a very good thing for the children of Napier and wished the organisers every success.

This quick on the draw cowboy told the photographer, “Come any closer and I’ll fill you full of lead”.

Boys from the “140 Boys On Revue” took part.

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The Hastings open cadet competition, staged by the St. John Ambulance for both boy and girl cadets, is an annual event, with trophies being competed for by teams from the Hawke’s Bay East Coast District. Each year a number of teams from outside districts are also invited to enter and this year teams from Wanganui, Marton, Feilding and Masterton took part.

A stiff test, even for adults is the competition in which a life-like accident is set up in a closed room, with realistic “swollen legs” and “open wounds” (which are stuck on with sellotape). Once the stage has been set, a team of four cadets is brought in. They must then find out what the trouble is and treat accordingly.

Bedmaking must be perfect to win competition.

Hastings Boys Team. M. Morgan, N. Scott, M. McDonald and Stuart Barclay

Hastings Girls’ Team. Beverley Bloomfield, Judith Roberts, Enid Murray and Janice Wilson

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Cadets must be able to give clear instructions to helpers, as on many occasions one person cannot handle an accident case.

While getting along nicely with their diagnosis in this mock skating accident things became slightly complicated for these girl cadets when the patient’s companion fainted (in back-ground) but they soon had the situation under control.

The St. John Ambulance is renowned for its aid to damaged human beings and you would never imagine them causing an injury such as this. However, this injury is only make-believe.

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A Permanent Record of the Lions’ Visit to Hawke’s Bay

The Lions’ half back Jeeps sends the ball out as H.B. breakaway Johnson comes around the scrum.

When Hawke’s Bay crashed before the victorious Lions on June 20th, 1959, at McLean Park the provincial side reached its lowest ebb as a rugby team. At this moment of almost total eclipse it is comforting to recall another date in our rugby history. This date is August 9th, 1922, when Hawke’s Bay defeated Wellington 19-9 at Athletic Park, Wellington, and entered upon a series of victories in Ranfurly Shield rugby which were to write a new page in the game’s history, and light a flame of rugby fervour within the province which has burned till the present day, flickering though the flame may be at the present moment.

Today the magic names on our tongues are Dawson, Jackson, O’Reilly, Risman, Scotland, Morgan, and Evans, but there was a day when Kirkpatrick, Grenside, Mill, Blake, Paewai, Falwasser, Nepia and Ormond were, if not quite literally, known to every man, woman and child in the province and beyond. These great players have now moved from the spotlight, and what a worthy band have succeeded them in our recent visitors.

It being Centennial Year, Napier, representing Hawke’s Bay, had the honour of first greeting the side. The warmth and spontaneous enthusiasm of the thousands who filled the Sound Shell engendered so much emotion among the players that some of the likeable Irish lads were almost moved to tears. This initial enthusiasm grew and grew during the week which followed, when the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union proved to be hosts exceeding any, even the most travelled members of the side, had ever met before. The public, too, made the Lions welcome at many private functions in their homes, and the team left as pleasant a memory in the social field as they did in the sporting.

The many school children who crowded McLean Park on the Saturday of the match had been given the chance to meet the players during the preceding week, when assorted parties visited all the schools in the area.

Very small children were perhaps the only individuals in Hawke’s Bay who were just a little disappointed on coming face-to-face with members of this great side. Why? Perhaps it can be summed up by the small boy who, when the Lions took the field on the big day, was heard to say to his father in a most indignant voice, “They’re not lions, Daddy, they’re men!” But 22,000 thrilled fans would only be able to say “but what men!” ‘

Hawke’s Bay Captain T. W. Johnson, of Napier.
Russell Orr Photo

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“Photo News” has here endeavoured to give to our readers a permanent and complete coverage of every aspect of the British Isles team’s stay in this province. In obtaining this photographic record our photographer Roy Batchelor cannot say enough for the assistance and co-operation he received from every member of the team.

Captain Ronald Dawson of Ireland steps from the aircraft at the Beacons Airport, Napier.

BELOW. Right from the word “go” the tourists went out of their way to make everybody happy, and here eager young children are introduced to the team’s mascot.

Emerson Street, Napier, was lined by thousands of people who had turned out to greet the Lions who were transported from the airport by a convoy of cars. In the lead car is Captain R. Dawson. Well to the fore is “Daily Telegraph” photographer Graeme Stuart.

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Official receptions throughout their New Zealand tour are being kept to a minimum and this formal function held in the War Memorial Hall, Napier, was one of only two such receptions.

Mayor of Napier, Mr. Peter Tait, greets the Lions’ captain at the entrance to the War Memorial Hall. ABOVE RIGHT. Irishman Bill Mulcahy chats with Bruce Hawkins of Napier, who was appointed as the Rugby Union’s liaison officer.

Second from left, Mr. Norman McKenzie (sometimes referred to as “Mr. Football”) discusses his favourite subject with Tony O’Reilly. Centre is Gordon Woods.

Ex All Black, Jack Blake, of Hastings, gets an “earfull” from team manager Mr. A. W. Wilson. Interested listener in centre is Dr. Bettington.

Attending the reception were ex All Blacks, from left: H. Frazer, E. Bogg (behind), Bob Scott, Bert Grenside, “Snow” Bowman (at rear), Tom Corkill partly obscured by and directly behind Don Wright, Tori Reid at rear and partly obscured by George Nepia, Jack Swain, Alex Kirkpatrick, Laurie Brownlie (rear), Jack Blake and Doug Dalton.

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Dressed like an English gentleman out for a stroll, the 6ft. 5 in. lock from England, who goes under the name of Reginald William David Marques, caused considerable interest at the airport. His “valet” is front-row specialist Gordon Wood, of Ireland.

ABOVE. The “hat” featured again at the Sound Shell reception when one of his team mates “borrowed” it and started acting like a one-man welcoming committee.

BELOW. After weeks of dismal weather, the sun vindicated Hawke’s Bay’s reputation and came out in full force, as did local residents. Incidentally, the Lions enjoyed perfect weather for the full seven days of their visit.

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One of Napier’s tourist attractions, the Game Farm at Greenmeadows, with its kiwis and trout, received a great deal of favourable comment from the Lions who spent a most enjoyable afternoon there.

Fortunately for the ducks, the visitors aimed cameras and not shotguns at them!

Eager to take a look at a real live kiwi is Malcolm Thomas (followed by Bruce Hawkins and side row forwards Gordon Smith of Scotland and Noel Murphy of Ireland) who gets his wish when . . .

Curator of the Game Farm, Mr. Francis, holds a kiwi for his inspection.

Irish front row prop Gordon Wood demonstrates his prowess at another sport – that of tickling trout, and ABOVE, comes up with a fine specimen which he compares with a trout caught by Hayden Morgan.

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All keen amateur photographers, they shot off miles of film at anything and everything that caught their eye. It is to be hoped that they have an ample supply of film to keep them going!

Everyone, press photographers, amateur photographers and team members, insisted on skipper Ron Dawson posing with a kiwi and its egg.

For those who couldn’t catch their own trout but still wanted a closer look, a special scoop was brought into use, and here 6-ft. front row prop Ray Prosser looks over the shoulder of Hayden Morgan who with Mick English, a stand-off half from Ireland, still finds it difficult to grab hold of one.

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The Maori reception, held in the War Memorial Hall, Napier, was a great success for all concerned, and after the formal part of the programme was over everyone let their hair down and had a wonderful time.

RIGHT. Ike Robin, former champion Maori wrestler, presents Mr. Wilson with an amokura piki kotuku feather to be worn in his hat-band only after his “warriors” have won the day.

BELOW. The 16-stone 6ft. 2in. lock from Wales, Rhys Williams, with a new-found friend.

Stanley Coughtrie, the 23-year-old half back from Scotland, received a spot of tuition in proper war-like expression and, BELOW, demonstrates his interpretation of how to do it.

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Maoris gave a demonstration of action songs which the visitors decided they would like to try out for themselves – with hilarious results.

RIGHT. Twenty-two-year-old wing three-quarter from England, John Young, tries his hand at the haka.

English forward Alan Ashcroft looks as if he has broken his elbow in the attempt.

Irishman Tony O’Reilly confuses the issue by breaking into a rock ’n roll routine.

It’s a wonder there weren’t a few more on the injured list after this bit of horse-play.

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David Marques, minus his bowler hat, concentrates on the job in hand.

Rhys Williams and Alan Ashcroft are two Lions who really enjoyed themselves.

BELOW. The hostesses sit back and enjoy the show put on by the guests.

Led by Alan Ashcroft, the visitors entertained with a Welsh song to finish off the evening.

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A visit to St. Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College at Greenmeadows.

The young Maori lass pictured above had just given an item with the long pois and Peter Jackson, the 28-year-old wing threequarter from England, has a try himself, much to the amusement of Ashcroft (left), the centre threequarter from Wales Malcolm Price, and John Young (right).

RIGHT. Malcolm Price obliges autograph hunters at the school.

BELOW. St. Joseph’s girls welcome their visitors with an action song.

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The Lions were guests of the Hawke’s Bay Jockey Club at the Hastings races where the trophy for the main race on the programme was presented to winner by team manager A. W. Wilson.

The long and the short of it, as team members meet some of the jockeys.

Welshmen Hayden Morgan, a side row forward, and centre three-quarter Malcolm Thomas try to get a hot tip from jockey Bill Aitken who acted as spokesman for the jockeys.

Mr. Wishart holds the attention of Welsh fullback Terry Davies and hooker Brian Meridith.

Highlight of the day was when manager A W. Wilson presented the  trophy.

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At a private function on a Hawke’s Bay farm the Lions were witnesses to an aerial topdressing demonstration and were taken over rugged country in jeeps to a point where they had a beautiful view of Napier and the Bay.

John Faull, back row forward from Wales, shows his team mates how to ride a horse.

Doug Harris calls up the topdressing pilot on two-way radio and tells him all is ready for the demonstration.

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Not to be outdone Niall Brophy has a go, but has to have some assistance, so Hayden Morgan pulls while John Faull offers encouragement.

RIGHT is English press representative Viv Jenkins and the 6-ft. wing threequarter Peter Jackson.

And then came the big day

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On the 20th June, 1959, at 2.30 p.m. the long-awaited game started. 22,000 rugby fans filled McLean Park to capacity while thousands were turned away when the gates were closed to non-ticket-holders at 1.30 p.m. All had come a long to see rugby played as it should be played, and while no-one really expected the local team to win they still hoped for at least a narrow defeat. The visitors were just too good for us, but the home side did score the first try of the tour and they did give of their best right up to the final whistle. The day was perfect, the ground was in perfect condition, and fifteen British Isles players gave a perfect display of open football.

A Lion pack goes down against a New Zealand pack for the first time on the current tour.

Referee Mr. C. A. Gillies of Waikato kept his whistle blowing to a minimum.

A graphic picture of the reverse pass as R. Jeeps, travelling at top speed in one direction passes back to Peter Jackson, running equally as fast in the opposite direction.

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Scenes such as this were repeated with monotonous regularity throughout the course of the game.

With a devil-may-care smile on his face, David Hewitt, 19-year-old centre threequarter from Ireland, scores one of his four tries for the day.

With 22,000 people in one place it was just too good a chance to miss, and there’s no doubt that everyone on the ground saw this advertisement.

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W. R. (Roddy) Evans, a 6ft. 2in. Welshman, beats Hawke’s Bay forward R. Sharplin of Hastings, who has just missed getting his hand to the ball.

RIGHT. Brian Wilson gets a clearing kick away.

Malcolm Thomas kicks one of the many cross-field kicks that had the home team running around in circles. Hawke’s Bay players are, from left, fullback G. Jamieson, winger B. L. Wilson, centre threequarter D. Scrimgeour, half-back B. Neal, and five-eighths G. Lawrence.

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Miss Maybeth Cuthbert (left) who hails from Edinburgh and has only just arrived in New Zealand, hadn’t seen the Lions in action, so came to Napier to see them play. With her is Miss Judy Horn of Wellington.

RIGHT. This shed wasn’t built to act as a grandstand, as quite a number of people found out. Luckily no-one was injured when it collapsed. Note pole-sitter in top left, and gentleman on continuation of roof is sticking to his post.

When the final whistle blew with the score at 52 to 12 thousands of happy and cheering spectators literally rolled across the field like a tidal wave and engulfed the players, then stood and watched while girls from the Hukarere School sang to the remaining members of the team who were spectators on the day.

This 1959 British Isles touring football team will long be remembered in this province for its conduct on and off the field.

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Teams chosen to represent Napier and Hastings, and the fourteen players nominated for the training squad, from which will be picked ten players to represent Hawke’s Bay in the New Zealand tournament to be played at Invercargill, are, reading from left:

ABOVE. Napier team, back row: Mrs. Cullen, selector-coach; Fay Marriott, captain (training squad); Gerda McCallum, vice-captain (training squad); Noreen Hannan (training squad), Jean Campbell, and Ann Dunn (training squad). Front row: Diane Gilmour, Colleen Hannan, Raewyn Fitzwater, Diane Carmen, and Rita Wildermoth.

BELOW. Hastings team. All ten players of this team are included in the training squad. Back row: Mrs. R. McCarthy, selector-coach; O. Craike, D. Leech, E. Mills, M. Elliott, and R. Mitchell. Front row: J. Powell, D. Avison, vice-captain; N. Erceg, captain; A. Coleman, and B. Miller.

The ten players selected to represent Hawke’s Bay will be announced on the 18th of July.

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Held as an experiment by the Meeanee Young Farmers Club in the Taradale R.S.A. Hall recently the presentation of the “debutantes” was from the comedy angle a highly successful venture and the Y.F.C. hope to make it an annual event in Taradale. As these pictures show these “girls” on the occasion of their coming out probably spent a great deal more trouble than do their counterparts in being properly turned out. The whole ceremony was carried out with full pomp and formality, with a “red carpet” (made of super sacks) laid out the length of the hall and beautiful bouquets (vegetable), with frocks made of just the best material (one elegant gown was made of crepe paper).

Elegantly clothed in a gown of crepe paper Miss Fanny Depressed (Jeffery Parsons) steps daintily on the red carpet, escorted by “Mr.” Ann Wright.

Miss Sylvia Panic (Barry Simmons) shows off to advantage the latest in hairdo’s.

Miss Panic executes her curtsy with aplomb.

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The Mayor and Mayoress of Taradale Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Yeo receive the curtsy of Miss Dry Night (Kevin Forneau) while BELOW. Miss Dry Night a charming and demure debutante poses for an “at home” photo before attending the ball.

RIGHT. The big moment for Miss Dukimpush (Allan Erickason) [Erickson] draws near as she is escorted by “Mr.” Cecily Findlay.

Miss Fanny Alkaseltza (Bill Godfrey) reposes gracefully on the couch for her “at home” portrait.

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A beautiful bouquet of carrot tops, a locket resting on a milk white chest, a charming smile and Miss Calamity Jane (Graeme Whittington) is ready to be presented.

RIGHT. Miss Fanny Depressed and “Mr.” Ann Wright make a charming couple on the dance floor.

A group photo to commemorate the occasion. From left, back row: Pat Roach, Rose Dassler, Mrs. Wimsett, Adrienne Janes, Cecily Findlay, and Ann Wright. Front row: Miss Calamity Jane (Graeme Whittington), Miss Fanny Alkaseltza (Bill Godfrey), Miss Dry Night (Kevin Forneau), Miss Sylvia Panic (Barry Simmons), Miss Dukimpush (Alan Erickson), Miss Fanny Depressed (Jeffery Parsons)

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McMILLIN – HINTON. At the Sacred Heart Church: Maureen Hinton, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hinton of Hastings, to John Robert McMillin, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. McMillin, Napier. Bridal party from left were Mr. Graeme Brown, Miss Dorothy Brunton, Marteen Nankeruis (flower girl), bridegroom and bride, Mr. Don. Hinton and Miss Jennifer Goldfinch. Couple are to live in Napier.

HEARN – BELL. At Hastings; Agella Bell, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Bell of Hastings, to Douglas Hearn son of Mrs. R. Lewis and the late Mr. W. Hearn of Rotorua. Bridal party from left were, Mr. David Bell, Miss Cecile Cook, Miss Nyra Bell, bride and bridegroom, Mr. Robin Wilson and Miss Elsie McLean. Future home of couple is Hastings.
Stuart Johnson Photo.

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CLARK – STURM. At St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Waipukurau: Margaret Sturm, daughter of Mrs. R. E. Carter of Napier, to Anthony Clark, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Clark of Waipukurau. Piping the couple from the church are left, Bill Samson and right John McCullough.
Photo by Max Moverley


At the Presbyterian Church, Hastings: Janet, eldest daughter of Mr. H. K. Morse, to Dick Dufton, only son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Dufton. Attendants from left were, Brian Morse, Ken Olsen, Leslie Morse, bridegroom and bride, Jackie Dufton and Dale Lyons.
Photo by Batchelors Studios

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SKEWS – THOMSON. At St. Pauls, Napier: Maureen Ann Thomson daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Thomson of Nuffield Avenue, Napier, to Kevin William Skews; son of Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Skews, Onekawa, Napier. Bridal party from left were, Miss Janet Thomson, Mr. Peter Everett, Miss Noeline Leonard, Miss Lynette Eddy, groom and bride, Mr. Gavin Etheridge, Mr. Murray Burnett and Miss M. Price. Future home, Cambridge.
Russell Yeulett Photo

PATTULLO – ANDERSON. At St. Pauls Church, Napier: Mary Anderson, only daugther of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Anderson of Westshore, Napier, to Hugh Pattullo, only son of Mrs. and the late Mr P.O. Pattullo of Seafield Road, Napier. Attendants from left, Graeme Ruddenklau, Jane Prebble, groom and bride and Marilyn Miller. Future home of couple is to be Seafield Road, Napier.
Russell Yeulett Photo

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JENSEN – ASHBY. At the Presbyterian Church: Jill Ashby, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Ashby of Waipawa, to Basil Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Jensen of Ashley Clinton. Future home of couple is Elsthorpe.


ALEXANDER – WILSON. At the Presbyterian Church, Nola Alexander, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Alexander of Waipukurau to Jesse Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Wilson of Ashley Clinton. Future home of couple is to be Ashley Clinton.


BAKER – FRANKLIN. At Onga Onga, Janice Franklin, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Franklin of Levin, to Barry Baker, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Baker of Onga Onga.

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DUTHIE – GREIG. At St. Johns’ Cathederal, Napier: Miss Joan Greig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Greig of Napier, to Graeme Duthie, son of Mrs. H. Gardner of Ashurst.
Future home of couple is to be Ashurst.
A. B. Hurst Photo

BELOW. MAULDER – SMITH. At the Methodist Church, Napier: Miss Dawn Gaynor Smith, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Smith, to Gordon Charles Maulder, only son of Mr. and the late Mrs. H. C. Maulder of Puketapu.
Russell Yeulett Photo

Batchelors Studios
Phones Hastings 4274 Napier 3697

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Finalists class with Sister Shaw, Tutor Sister at the hospital.

RIGHT. Mr. and Mrs. Bainbridge gave an exhibition of ballroom dancing.

BELOW. Jill Frizzell and Ineker Bakker really go for oysters.

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Dr. Wimsett, Mrs. Wimsett and Mrs. Doctor Wray join in the conga line.

Rosemary Gooch gives a hand in the cleaning up gang.

Wendy McDonald, Jill North, Marilyn Miller, Joan Gilray and their partners show appreciation of the floor show.

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Fencers from Wellington, Auckland, New Plymouth and Wanganui were the guests of the East Coast Fencing Association when their annual Queen’s Birthday week-end tournament was held in the Napier Majestic Ballroom.

One of Napier’s lesser known sporting bodies, they never-the-less have a strength in the three local clubs Napier, Taradale and Hastings, of something like 75 members and they pursue a fairly vigorous programme. Being a sport of relatively little expense to the participant membership is growing slowly and a point in its favour is that it teaches a high degree of self control as can be imagined, for to lose control when handling weapons which could be dangerous would be foolish in the extreme.

Mr. Warren Wilcox is the East Coast Fencing Association’s secretary, and any one wishing to make enquiries is welcome to contact him at Natusch and Sons in Hastings Street, Napier.

RIGHT. Brian Pickworth of Auckland. Although handicapped he was an Empire Games representative and displayed great speed and agility. He has the reputation of being one of the best fencers produced in this country.

A mixed group of fencers and spectators watching a bout in progress.

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Another Empire Games representative is Peter Hampton of Wellington here making a fleche attack with the sabre.

RIGHT. L. Pomeroy of Wellington in a typical “on guard” position.

F. Dessauvagie of the Napier club (right) on the piste (duelling area) with K. Mann of Wellington in a sabre bout.

Brian Pickworth has his opponent in a rather awkward position

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Celebrated at their home at 8 Domett Street, Ahuriri, Napier, was the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A. McNabb who were married at Takaka in 1899.


All related to each other and married within a period of two days are Mrs. E. Carlquist, Mrs. J. Heavey and Mrs. N. Holland, who recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversaries in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Heavey of 73 McGrath Street, Napier. Mrs. Heavey and Mrs. Carlquist, who are sisters, were both married on the same day, and Mrs. Holland, sister of Mr. Heavey, was married on the following day. From left are Mr. and Mrs. E. Carlquist, Mr. and Mrs. J. Heavey, Mr. and Mrs. N. Holland.

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Hawke’s Bay Accountant Students’ Society
Annual Ball 29th. May, 1959
Social Declaration – Relaxation Certificate
After completing the left column and hacks’ code, hand the declaration to the Accountants’ Ball Committee. The best reply will entitle the holder to a special deduction certificate.
If you have two or more partners, complete a declaration only with your principal partner. It is unwise to declare yourself to two partners at the same time.

I SLEEP AT (sometimes)
Name Your Allowances
If you are married, enter NIL
If you have no wife and enjoy a housekeeper, write her telephone number.
If you have partners available on 29th May 1959, write:
Choice No.    Partner’s Name      Vital Statistics
1……………………………………………… –/ …… –/ …… —
2 …………………………………………….. –/ …… –/ …… —
3……………………………………………… –/ …… –/ …… —
4……………………………………………… –/ …… –/ …… —
5……………………………………………… –/ …… –/ …… —
6……………………………………………… –/ …… –/ …… —
7……………………………………………… –/ …… –/ …… —
(Additional sheets available on request)

Ball Committee:
L.G. Morley (Convenor)
G. C. Anderson
J. A. Cornelius
T. P. Donovan
B. N. Fippard
B. E. Gibson

DEPLOYER’S NAME (Deployer to complete)
Accountants’ Ball
FUNNY BUSINESS ADDRESS (The fuller the Better)
War Memorial Hall
Marine Parade
The Old Firm (In liquidation)
From 8.30 p.m. on May 29, 1959
Particulars of Evening
Basic Amount 35/- double £        :        :
Commissions, Fines etc       £       :        :
Total for evening                  £       :        :
I HOPE that the enclosed cheque will be met by my bank manager in due course.
Signature of Player or Authorised Partner                    Date
…………………………………….   /……..      /…………
Receiving Offices
R. D. Brown, Webb & Co., Hastings
White & Wimsett, Napier
Tickets must be purchased before 26th May, 1959. Ticket sales will be limited to 250.

Hacks Code
Enter “S” in the top square:
If you are a young hack, unmatched, enthusiastic and willing.
If you are not so young but still hopeful.
Enter “M” in the top square:
If you are a young hack, mated, enthusiastic and still willing,
If you are not so young, hitched and exhausted.
Enter in the bottom square the total number in your party.

DECLARATION – I, the player making this application, declare that my intentions are true and above bored in every respect.
The questions on this form are condensed from the combined sweat of the Accountants Ball Committee 1959, and  contain the germ of a wonderful evening.

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Two things made this year’s Accountants Annual Ball, held in Napier recently, a little different from other balls. One was the novel invitations sent out  and pictured on the opposite page (any one who has any difficulty in recognising this form either doesn’t get paid or is in for a big shock shortly). The other was the case of the “Purloined Porker”. It happened this way: When the caterers went to the supper room to prepare supper they discovered, much to their dismay, that the cooked ham was no longer present. Unable to locate it supper proceeded minus the ham. Around midnight the M.C. Len Morley, made an appeal to the culprits to produce the remains if any. The appeal was successful as shortly afterwards, Paddy Donavon [Donovan] of Meeanee and Stuart Scheib, of Maraenui, Napier, appeared on the sidelines with the porker still intact and proceeded to carve it up. No action was taken due to lack of evidence.

RIGHT. Paddy Donavon and Stuart Scheib who “discovered” the missing ham.

BELOW. Among those present at the ball were, from left, Noeline Watson of Napier, Gary Christensen of Brooklands, Puketapu, Ken Griffen of Napier, Janice Christensen of Napier, Bernard Nathan of Napier and Robin Young of Hastings.

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An important aspect of the St. John Ambulance service to the general public is the public first aid classes that are given annually in every centre throughout New Zealand. These classes in general consist of weekly lectures over a nine week period, with theoretical lectures, conducted by local doctors followed by practical instruction under the supervision of qualified ambulance personnel. One such course has just recently been completed by the Hastings Branch and these photos were taken in their headquarters in Southland Road, Hastings.

The Hastings first aid class practice artificial respiration under the supervision of brigade members.

Miss Rita Glen applies a bandage for a simulated jaw injury to Arthur Olsen.

For the benefit of the assembled class Superintendent V. P. Long gives first aid to Cadet Sgt. W. Glover.

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A “skeleton in the cupboard” is here being put to good use by Dr. I. Aarons who is pointing out the common areas in which breaks and fractures occur.

District Superintendent Ian Snadden demonstrating to class.

Patient is being treated for a fractured jaw. Note first aid book which is used to assist the instructors.

You Could Save a Life!
Hastings St. John Ambulance
Offers You a Free First Aid Course

An Introduction to Astrology with The Signs of the Zodiac  by “ Red Cloud ”

ARIES – March 21st to April 19th
A rather routine month until the 16th. Get some rest. Don’t neglect the daily chores, give extra service to those of importance in your business and personal life. Employment and financial increase are powerfully underlined, 27th – 29th, but you may have to seek out the source in rather mysterious ways.

TAURUS – April 20th to May 20th
Despite continued delays until the 16th, some remarkable business situation, home and pleasure opportunities are forming and other kinds of rewards 27th – 29th, if not before. For best results, strive for harmony in your base of operations.

GEMINI – May 21st to June 21st
Don’t be impatient for the delays continue until mid-month. Use the extra time for vacations, for making plans and working out details, business or personal, so as to be ready for a tremendous upswing in home and office as well as in daily activities. Community affairs, relatives and intellectual interests also pay off in stimulated living as well as possible cash profits.

CANCER – June 22nd to July 22nd
Vacations are headline news for you – including the vacations of others. Whether you meet business at a resort or in the office during the boss’es absence, it could put you into the big time after the 16th. Glamour abounds all month, and promises much for September.

LEO – July 23rd to August 23rd
Finances continue high on the modest scale of this year’s Formula. Romance and business progress go together after the 16th. Your personal activities can spell Big Business! A continuation of unexpected opportunities that could be the basis of a lively monetary profit 27th – 29th, should be converted into permanent benefit.

VIRGO – August 24th to September 23rd
Activities accelerate after the 16th. Life should be a happy holiday this month. Your popularity is high, so are your private affairs, romance and outlook. You are your own best salesman, but smugness is out! Business financial matters, messages, creative opportunities abound 27th – 29th. Keep moving.

LIBRA – September 24th to October 23rd
Another peak period for business and social events even though the full impetus may not materialize until the 16th and after. Nevertheless, an unexpected opportunity could fulfil some special wish of yours. This may be the result of something you contacted or desired during April. The 27th – 29th bring money.

SCORPIO – October 24th to November 22nd
Love, friends, romance are to be found in conversative social settings but keep your finger upon the business pulse of your life and be prepared to take constructive steps after the 16th, when affairs move quickly. Money through friends and/or personal efforts could be outstanding the 22nd – 29th. Perhaps as the result of an unexpected opportunity or business culmination.

SAGITTARIUS – November 23rd to December 21st
Important situations having to do with your business and/or worldly standing are to the fore all month under wonderful aspects. Progress can be materialized in all this after the l7th, and lead to remarkable opportunities and events, distant affairs, communications and travel potentials around 27th – 29th. Keep attending to business, personal or otherwise, it means unexpected money. Action! Use those boots!

CAPRICORN – December 22nd to January 19th
The splendid trends continue even though some old matter is delayed. It is only temporary.  A new financial source is available to you by the month’s end if you have done the preliminary work. Attend to important business matters. You are in line for recognition and advancement in the world.

AQUARIUS – January 20th to February 18th
Time to consider old situations, people of the past, other people’s money and balancing of accounts. Get down to brass tacts. Attend to partnership matters that promise rewards and honors for your past services, at the month’s end.

PISCES – February 19th to March 20th
Let partners take the lead in love and action, for they are working for you in heart and aim. Relax, you can’t accomplish much until after the 16th. Big news, dynamic financial and personal associations can result in exceptional ways for progress, 27th -29th.

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This suit of armour, representing over 100 hours of work, is but one of the 200 costumes featuring in the Napier Operatic Society’s production “Vagabond King”.

Season commences in Napier on the 8th of August, and Hastings on the 17th August.

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