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"The Houses of Bernard Cox"

an exhibition booklet written by Margaret Tate for the Manawatu Branch Committee of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in May 2001.  Click on the link above to download a pdf copy.

"Historic Places in Palmerston North"

an inventory of the places listed on the register of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga (revised 2013).











Nine Thousand Bricks a Day; The Hoffman Kiln and the Brickworks of Palmerston North
by Jim Lundy





The Hoffman Continuous Kiln in Featherston Street, Palmerston North has national and international significance as one of the very few remaining examples of a continuous kiln. We have copies to sell of the late Jim Lundy’s book, published in 2005 by the Branch committee with the assistance of the Higgins Group. This lavishly illustrated book describes the way the kiln worked and the contribution the bricks from the kiln made to the streetscape in Palmerston North and its environs.

 PRICE:  $30
(All proceeds to go to the Hoffman Kiln Trust)

Available through our email address, or from
PO Box 732, Palmerston North






Manawatu Journal of History
Massey Commemorative Issue , 2014







Since 2005 the Journal has published eight articles on the history of Massey by former Massey University Archivist Lucy Marsden.  To commemorate Massey's 50th Jubilee these lively and readable articles have been reprinted as a special issue.  Topics covered include::

* .Sir James Prendergast & the Fitzherbert Estate

*  The Russells of Wharerata

*  Lippincott & the Massey buildings

*  Sir Alan Stewart, Vice-Chancellor

*  The Massey Library

*  Professor Keith Thomson

*  Massey student capping reviews

*  MUDS: Massey University Drama Society


Available through our email address or from
PO Box 1702 Palmerston North 4440.