McCrone, David and Margaret

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The papers consist of personal ephemera illustrating the interests of both David and Margaret. David was a cordial manufacturer and Margaret's interests included lifesaving and theatre. Both belonged to Lodges. David was a member of the Royal Arch (Irish constitution) and Margaret belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rebekah Lodge, Star of Naumai. 1923 - 1968

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  Folder 1

Papers relating to David McCrone

1) Passenger contract ticket on the Oriental Line. Ship Ormonde sailing from London to Sydney. Passenger - David McCrone. 1923

2) Certificate of transfer of shares. Howard Nattrass to David McCrone. Consists of four shares in NAT Rotary Motor Co Ltd. 1933

3) Invoice from Johnson & Son, stockbroker. 1946

4) Invoice from Johnson & Son, stockbroker. 1946

5) Letter from Bank of New Zealand re sale of Shell Transport shares. 1963

6) Pedigree for a rough coated collie named Dare All of Glenocil. 1937

7) Certificate of transfer. New Zealand Kennel Club. 1937

8) Envelop for the above.

9) New Zealand Theatrical and Amusement and Related Industrial Union of Workers. Membership ticket for D McCrone. 1962

  Folder 2

Papers relating to Margaret McCrone nee Byars

10) Examination register for 1924. Includes pupil Margaret Byars. (photocopy)]

11) Temperance Pledge for Margaret Byars. 1926

12) Certificate of Proficiency, Standard VI for Margaret Byars. 1927

13) School magazine. The Opunakean, Opunake District High School. 1930

14) Red Cross Home Nursing Certificate, Mrs Margaret McCrone.1942

15) League of Mothers wall chart, notes objectives, rules and prayer. 1947

16) League of Mothers. Silver Jubilee Thanksgiving Service; order of service 1951

17) Invitation to afternoon tea on board the ship RMS Tainui. Year not noted.

18) Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Programme 1953

  Folder 3


19) Programme - Peek a Boo Revue (aid to Britain, Everybody's Theatre, Opunake 1948)

20) Programme - British Drama League Divisional Finals, Opera House, Hawera 1955. Includes play by the Opunake Players

21) Programme - Rookery Nook, Opunake Players 1959

22) Programme - Three One acts plays - The Breadsnatchers, The Fields of Darkness, The Elephant. Opunake Players 1959

23) Review (newspaper) - Laughter in the Dark. Opunake Players 1960

24) Programme - Loves a Luxury, Opunake Players 1961

25) Programme - British Drama League, Hawera 1968. Includes the Opunake Players

26) Programme - Hundred Year Old, Opunake Players, undated

27) Programme - Ring Around the Moon, Opunake Players, undated

28) Programme - The Paragon, Opunake Players. 19 Oct. 1964

29) Programme - Three One Act Plays - The Dumb Waiter, The Que, Spring Quartet, Opunake Players. undated

30) Programme - The Shifting Heart, Opunake Players, undated

  Folder 4

Sale of property and business

31) Account. McCrone purchases land in town of Opunake 1936

32) Memorandum of Agreement. T. W. Waite purchases soft drink manufacturing business from D. McCrone. 1958

33) Correspondence from Dawson & Rowe, solicitors re transfer of ownership of business. 4 Aug. 1958

34)Account from Dawson & Rowe, solicitors re transfer of ownership of business. 4 Aug. 1958

35)Account from Dawson & Rowe, solicitors re transfer of ownership of business. 4 Aug. 1958

36) Statement of Annual expenditure for tax purposes 1959

37) Annual Accounts of David McCrone, cordial manufacturer, Opunake 1959

38/39/40. Account D. McCrone purchasing residence in Opunake. 1961

  Folder 5

Life saving. Margaret McCrone nee Byars

41) Clipping. Photo of Opunake Surf Life-saving A Team. c1930 (torn)

42) Photocopy of item 41

43) Newspaper clipping. Opunake Surf Live Saving Club's 50th Jubilee, undated

44) Photocopy of item 43

45) Newspaper clipping. Reunion for members of the Opunake Life Saving Club. undated (C1991)

46) Photocopy of photo, possibly from the Feaver Collection in Taranaki Museum/Puke Ariki. Four women life savers. Unidentified.

  Folder 6

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

47) Mr and Mrs J Byars' golden wedding 1960

48) Mrs M. E. Harvey, 100th birthday 1976

49) Death notice - Joseph John ( Joe ) Moran. 1983

50) Obituary. George Cavaney c1986

51) Obituary. Violet Cruden c1989

52) Obituary. John Yep and David McCrone (undated)

53) Obituary. James Alexander (Jim) Clouston (undated)

54 Fuselage of W.W. II plane towed from Opunake to Paraparaumu. 1971

  Folder 7

Miscellaneous papers

55) Greeting card. Sorry you're sick

56) Greeting card. Smile and Get well

57) Greeting card. Some Advice for the Shut-In

58) Admission ticket. 75th Jubilee Reunion Dinner, Opunake School. 1956

59) Admission ticket. 75th Jubilee Ball, ladies single, Opunake School. 1959

60) Admission ticket. 75th Jubilee Ball, double ticket, Opunake School. 1959

61) Admission ticket. 50th Jubilee Dinner, Opunake High School. 1976

62) Duplicate ticket.

63) Toast list. 50th Jubilee Dinner, Opunake High School 1976

64) Order of Service. Diamond Jubilee, Borough of Opunake 1942

65) Programme. Annual meeting of the Jockey Club 1945. ( a tongue-in-cheek type agenda with toast list)

66) Invoice and receipt for purchase of a Morris Oxford Saloon Car from Richards and Mckinley, Motor Engineers. 1955

67) Order of Service: Centennial service, St Pauls Church Opunake 28 Apr. 1985

68) Holy Bible. New Testament, 1918. Belonged to David McCrone, R.M.S. Ormonde. 11 Nov. 1923

69) Holy Bible. New Testament, undated. Presented to Margaret Byars by the Sighthill United Free Church. 1917

70) Plastic holder. IOOF (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) in gold on front. Contains an official membership card for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of NZ, Star of Naumai Lodge, Opunake Margaret McCrone initiated 1933. Also a reciept for payment of $7. 1985

71) Pocket Diary. 1949. No daily entries.

72) Pocket Diary. 1953. No daily entries. A few notes in the memorandum section. Includes published information on cordials and aerated waters

73) Note book. No entries. Compliments of F H Cox, Collieries 1946

74) Note book. No entries. Compliments of W G Gaveney, Chemist. 1963

75) Bank Account Book. Bank of New Zealand, Opunake. In the name of David McCrone, Cordial Manufactures. 1936-1952

  Folder 8 (outsize)

76) Certificate. Royal Life Saving Society. M. Byars 1932

77) Certificate. Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Office of Noble Grand, Star of Naumai, Rebekah Lodge 1948

78) Certificate. Royal Arch (Irish constitution) certification of membership 1920

79) Certificate. Grand Royal Arch (Irish constitution) certificate of admission 1920

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