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Craven School Collection

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Craven School Collection



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Craven School operated in Palmerston North 1892 - 1929. it was initially a boarding school in Queen Street, until 1917 when it moved to Main Street as a day school.
Records originated from former pupils: Annie Dalrymple (later Mrs Geoffrey Oliver); Lorna Monckton (later Mrs Randal Playford); Avril Strachan; Juanita (Nita) McHardy

Photograph albums belonging to Annie Dalrymple. Craven School activities c1903-1915. Include photographs of her home, 'Waitatapu' near Bulls and family holidays.

Photographs belonging to Avril Strachan, of Craven School theatrical activities and sports teams. Includes: Betty Abraham (Mrs Rupert Ashworth); Win Perry; Sophie Watson; Cargill; Marion Moss; Marion Watson; Mona MacRae; Mavis?; Norah Armstrong; MacDonald; Millar; Alix Perry; Freda Monrad; Molly Russell; Avril Strachan (Mrs E C Brevis/Brewis); Lexie McDonald; Esther Armstrong (Mrs E A F Wilding); Ida Overton-Smith; Alison Matheson; Gladys Seifert; Kitty Joske (Mrs Albert Dunlop); Joyce Joske; Nancy Joske; Ellison; Philippa Nairn; Norma White; Sydney Brandon (Mrs De Clare); Glory Simson? (Mrs B De Castro); Helen Hewitt; Dorothy Levin; Nita McHardy; Betty Joske; Phyllis Goodson; Sybil Baldwin (Mrs C Fullerton-Smith); Jessie Ritchie; Nora Temple; Dorothy Aldrich; Nancy Lyons; Ivy Addison; Peggy Abraham; Mr Stevens (singing instructor)

Newspaper clipping of sports results 12 March 1917

Prize books, with book plates pasted in front. Awarded to Lorna Monckton 1903 and Nita McHardy 1913.

Reference file - information collated by staff of City Archives. Relating to Craven School, Nita McHardy and family, Dalrymple family and other pupils

Dates covered:

Circa 1915 - Circa 1917

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Palmerston North


Education · theatre · Craven School

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