Bromley, Aimee Pamela Constance

A collection of material relating to Pam Bromley (1925-2019). The majority of the material consists of research notes for her book ‘Hawera and District Centenary’ published in 1981. The collection also includes research for the opening of the Kiwi Dairy Company in Hawera, photographs of various locations around Hawera, photographs of the Douglas brickworks prior to demolition, research on the homestead of James Lysaght and a watercolour of the church at Ketemarae Pa painted by Pam.
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  Box 1

Folder. Hawera research. Includes:

- 1891-1910

- 1900-1910

- 1911-1920

- 1921-1930

- 1931-1940

- 1941-1950

- 1951-1960

- 1961-1970

- 1971-1980

Folder. Dairy company research company research for Hawera Star supplement.

Green exercise book. Reminiscences on Hawera from Alec Corrigan, Athol Grant and Richard Sargent.

Folder. Research on Hawera People (personalities, biographies, councils and members boards); Hawera District Council 1978; Hawera Maori Trust Board (settlements, important people and cultural groups).

Folder. Research, Hawera Borough 1882-1978.

Folder. Research, Hawera Service Clubs.

Folder. Miscellaneous research notes.

Folder. Original manuscript for ‘Hawera and District Centenary’.

Folder. Bibliography, credits and official photocopies for ‘Hawera and District Centenary’.

  Box 2

20 photographs. Douglas brickworks (taken prior to demolition) c. 1975. Photographed by Pam Bromley.

9 photographs. Various locations around Hawera 1977. Photographed by Pam Bromley for Hawera research. Includes:

- Corner High and Regent Streets, Hawera.

- High Street to Lincoln Street corner.

- Central Hotel, Union Street Hawera.

- Wann and McKay, High Street Hawera.

- Honner and Burns offices Regent Street Hawera.

- Presbyterian Church and new hall, High Street Hawera.

- Home of Wm Rowe, Seeds Stone Hawera.

‘Hawera and District Centenary’, first printed copy. Signed by Pam Bromley to her husband, also signed ‘APC Bromley October 16 1981’.

Photograph. Launch of ‘Hawera and District Centenary’ 16 October 1981. L-R Eileen Crosby, Pam Bromley and Paul Harris.

20 photographs. Various locations around Hawera. Used by Pam Bromley to paint from. Includes:

- Remains of church probably built on Waihi Redoubt in 1870s, shifted to Normanby c. 1880.

- Former home of Harry Lysaght, with chapel.

- Chapel windows, former home of Harry Lysaght.

- Mill cottage built by Geo Syme & Co.

- House built by FW WIlkie c. 1880-1890, Turuturu Road.

- Frontage of building built by Mr Furlong 1881, Princess Street Hawera.

- Frontage of home owned by WG White 1888-1889 by Mr Barraclough, located between Gladstone and Cameron Streets.

- Former home of G Syme, George Street Hawera.

- Home built by Charles Major, Princess Street Hawera.

- Turuturu Mokai Pa, Turuturu Reserve, Turuturu Road Hawera

- Home built by Alexander Winks, corner Waihi and Ohangai Roads.

- Trap-shed and loft built by DR Sloane, Argyle Street Hawera.

- Polo shed, Turuturu Road Hawera.

- Home of Mr Powdrell and later used as Calvary hospital, Puriri Street Hawera.

- Mill cottage, adjacent to former mill and joinery site of Geo Syme & Co Cambria Street Hawera.

Photos and research on homestead of James Lysaght (later belonging to Charles A Dickie. Includes:

- Research notes.

- Newspaper clipping. ‘Former Hawera Man Returns After 28 Years’ The Hawera Star, 3 January 1974.

- 3 photographs.

Booklet. Hawera Hospital Registered Nurses Reunion, 23 March 1963. Historical research compiled by Pam Bromley.

Photocopy. The South Taranaki Redoubts by Pam Bromley, 29 January 1977.

The Hawera Star, supplement. “Kiwi Enters New Era”, 31 August 1973. Historical research compiled by Pam Bromley.

Daily News supplements. “Vast Kiwi Plant Sets The Pace”, 7 March 1974. Historical research compiled by Pam Bromley.

Watercolour. Church Ketemarae Pa 1875-1975, Pam Bromley July 1986.

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Aunty Pam, being the widow of Jack Brewer Matangarara Road, Taiporohenui, Hawera. Jack's mother Rebecca (Dolly) Brewer, nee Nicholas, and husband Bob Brewer farmed 1000 acres that encompassed Hāpotiki Marae. The Nicholas farm on South Road viewable from Hapotiki the birthplace of Aunty Dolly and her 11 siblings.

- Mark Nicholas JP posted one year ago.

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