Whanganui

Petre, Wanganui

The New Zealand Company named the town Petre after one of its directors, but in 1854 the name was changed to Wanganui after the Whanganui River. In 2010 the spelling of the name changed to Whanganui to reflect the correct meaning of the name (large harbour)

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Maude Blackett
Date: 1944 From: New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives By: Tesla Studios Description: Annie Maude Blackett, known as Maude, photographed by Tesla Studios of Wanganui in 1944. Notes on reverse of print read: "...recently elected president of N ...
Date: [1953] From: Riddiford family : Papers Description: Comprises applicants no 22-51, and finalists, for position of headmaster of Wanganui Collegiate School: Monroe Peaston, Leonard Montfort Leakey, John James H...
Date: [1903-1964] From: Riddiford family : Papers Description: Comprises papers relating to both Wanganui Collegiate School, the Whanganui Board of Trustees and Nga Tawa. Including letters, programme for Speech Day (1926...
Date: 1847 - 1849 Description: Four separate drawings of houses, one of bush, one of Maori poling a canoe along a river, another of a group of Maori, plus calculations. One corner of the p...
Date: 1847 - 1848 Description: Preliminary sketch of two linked houses (or one large single-storied house) with part of a fence in the foreground. The houses are on a riverbank with the r...
Date: 1847 - 1849 Description: Unfinished sketch of Rutland Stockade, with Christ Church in the valley beyond and the outlines of several houses, looking west in Wanganui. Also two parach...
[Park, Robert] 1812-1870 :[Panorama of Wanganui from Durie Hill, 1848 or 1849?]
Date: 1847 - 1848 Description: An extensive view from the hill on the opposite bank to Whanganui township, showing York and Rutland stockades, Christ Church, streets and houses, with the r...
Part 1 of a 4 part panorama of Wanganui township and the Whanganui River
Date: [ca 1872] Description: Part 1 of a 4 part panorama of Wanganui township and the Whanganui River, circa 1872. The Commercial Hotel and the business of Edward Lewis are visible. Phot...
Date: 1906 By: Swan, John Sydney, 1874-1936 Description: Shows details of ground and first floor plans for a warehouse and store, Taupo Quay, Wanganui See also the Scheme 2 plans for the same building at Plans-80-...
Date: ca 1930-1970 By: Wanganui Newspapers; Andrew, Stanley Polkinghorne, 1878-1964; Elmar Studios; Stapleton, V A, active 1932-1938; Richards' Studios Description: Photographs of Elsie Betts-Vincent spanning her lifetime. Studio portraits of her as a young woman ca 1930s; class photograph with her pupils at Wanganui Gi...