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Page 21 – Shannon – 7 b/w photos

Top to bottom - a) Photo of postcard titled: “Greetings from Shannon”, c.1920. {copy} Showing four views of Shannon - Top left picture: shows Plimmer Terrace looking south from the Albion Hotel. Top right picture: shows the Shannon Railway Station. Bottom left picture: shows Shannon Public School. Bottom right picture: shows a view of Shannon across paddocks with Tararua Ranges in background. (see also – Acc.#s2002.038.0001 original postcard)

b) “HMS Gunning” float in parade celebrating coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. {original} Boat shaped float entered by Gunning’s Store with 3 women (unidentified) dressed in military uniforms of the 3 Services – Navy, Airforce, Army.

c) Aerial view of Shannon looking east, 1977. {Copy} Shannon Domain (top, left of centre). Railway line runs left to right at bottom of photo, with the following streets running bottom to top of photo – Stout Street (left), Ballance Street (centre) & Vance Street (right). R.S.A. clubrooms on corner of Plimmer Terrace & Vance Street (officially opened 30th July 1955). (see also – Acc.#s2002.077.0008 original)

d) View of Shannon looking north from railway cutting, Newtown, c.1900. {copy} Steam train (left) heading north into Shannon. (see also – Acc.#s2002.077.0003 additional copy)

e) J.A. Roach’s Bakery, Plimmer Terrace, early 1900’s. {copy} John Alfred Roach (centre) arms folded and wearing long white apron with his wife Jane (nee retter) at right holding baby Eva. Believed to be Alf Jenkins standing by horse & cart. 2 unidentified men – one wearing white apron (probably assistant), other wearing dark suit (right). Used in book – “From Bush & Swamp”, page 180, with caption - Johnny Roach, in long apron, stands outside his original bakery in Plimmer Terrace, with Mrs roach and baby in arms, in the early 1900s. {also see pages 179 to 181 for brief history.} Book states wife is Jane (nee Retter) while other sources state wife is Sybil (nee Retter). (see also – Acc.#s2002.072.0013 additional copy)

f) Consumers Co-op and Trading Post, Ballance Street, 1919. {copy} Mr Olsen standing on cart (right). Miss Ryan (?) wearing white blouse, dark skirt and dark apron, standing (at left) between 2 unidentified men wearing white aprons. Sign printed on left window – Registered Office of the Shannnon Co-operative Cash Trading Society Ltd. (see also – Acc.#s2002.074.0006 additional copies)

g) W.H. Gunning, Draper and General Merchant store, Plimmer Terrace, c.1920. {copy} Ten people stand on the footpath in front of the shop (L – R): ?_ , _? , ?_ , Eric Gunning, Miss Phyllis Gunning, Mr Box, _? , Mr W.H. Gunning, Ted Exton, ? . Information on page 173 in book – “From Bush & Swamp”, states: ... in 1901 he [Mr W.H. Gunning] and a partner, Mr Kiddle, purchased the Manawatu Supply Store from John Powell. In 1903 Gunning bought out Kiddle. An upper storey was added to the drapery side of the shop, and about 1912 the name changed to W.H. Gunning and Company Limited. ... Until his death in 1940, W.H. Gunning was in control of the business….. many outside factors resulted in the closure of the store and it was sold in 1973. {see pages 173 to 177 for brief history of W.H. Gunning Ltd.} (see also – Acc.#s2001.016.0001 original, mounted) (see also – Acc.#s2001.016.0002 additional copy)

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