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Feature in the Foyer


Ralph Cleland's pin & ink sketches - a selection of these, done on a sepia wash, will be on display in the foyer of the Coach House Museum from 26 January 2018 for approximately 6 weeks.  Ralph Cleland was a talented pen and ink artist with an eye for historical buildings.  The Edwardian style in Feilding appealed to him and after retiring from his paint shop he spent time in the 1970s capturing some these in both pen & ink, and in watercolours.  


A peek into the past ...

The Archive is currently processing a digital collection of historic photographs collected over the years by Brian Hunter.  Included in the collection are buildings, businesses, places and people.

Matsubara - Aldridge Homestead
in Bunnythorpe, 1910
Manawatu YMCA 1918


Park & Smith Family
Boating on the Manawatu River, 1880s

F. MacKenzie, Fruiter
Jack Trewin Boot Depot



Utuwai School, 1903 Waituna West Village, 1906



Memorial Service in Feilding town, 1923

Lethbridge Family



Pilkington Writer's Fund

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Feilding & Districts is a dedicated repository for the area's history.
If you have any historical documents or photographs about this area or its people,
please consider donating them to the FDCA.