Archives Central Newsletter, March 2019

Archives Central Newsletter, March 2019

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MARCH 2019
Issue #38
In this issue:
From ThE ArChiVES: BULLS BriDGE CoLLAPSE
In 1973 part of the southern end of the Bulls Bridge collapsed as a bus drove over it. 
From ThE ArChiVES
Fortunately the driver was the only occupant and although injured in the fall he was 
Bulls Bridge Collapse
rescued before the bus sank.
Marton Flood
Investigations found the river had undermined one of the piers. The collapsed parts were 
WELComE
rebuilt and if you drive over the bridge today, you can tell the newer part from the original 
by the different railings.
NEW STAFF
The photos show the bridge shortly after the collapse, and the river bed during the 
demolition of the wrecked parts of the bridge.
ViSiTS AND ToUrS
Invercargill & Southland
WELComE
Hawkes Bay Regional Council
Welcome to the February edition of 
STATiSTiCS
Archives Central newsletter for 2019.
We have been busy throughout the month, 
including adding a new staff member, 
hosting member council at our facility and 
visiting member councils. 
NEW STAFF
Frances Marcroft - Escarpment Track, Pukerua Bay
Having grown up in the region, Frances 
Marcroft enjoys digging into local history 
and is a great addition to the Archives 
Central team at MWLASS. Her position 
allows her to see the way in which the 
towns and cities she has spent her life in 
have developed and evolved over time.
Visit Archives Central
Clearing the debris from the Bulls bridge collapse 1973
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NEW STAFF
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Frances recently finished her BA in History 
and Security Studies, with a focus on New 
Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. 
Frances states that while tertiary study is 
fascinating she is enjoying the large step 
into work-life and having time to pursue her 
photography hobby and learn Korean.  
ANy PorT iN A STorm
The Hawkes Bay Regional Council Information Management Team visits Archives Central
No one likes getting caught in the rain, 
including cows. In the 1950 flood that hit 
ViSiTS AND ToUrS
Marton, this one picked 17 Hereford Street 
It has been a busy month for Archives Central staff as we have both 
as a refuge from the rising waters.
hosted visitors and been on the road to see our local councils. 
Senior Archivist Evan Greensides paid the Tararua District Council a 
visit on 12th February in parallel with a presentation by the Privacy 
Commissioner. This was a very informative event and it was good to 
see local council teams out in force.
On 15th February we were excited to show officials from Southland and 
Invercargill around our facility including Clare Hadley (Chief Executive, 
Invercargill) Rebecca Amundsen (Deputy Mayor, Invercargill), Steve 
Ruru (Chief Executive, Southland) Gary Tong (Mayor, Southland), Paul 
Duffy (Deputy Mayor, Southland).
ADDiTioNS To oUr LiBrAry
Recent additions to our reference library 
include Abroad - The Travel Journals and 
Paintings of Cranleigh Harper Barton, a 1903 
copy of Old Manawatu and a 1914 copy of 
From Tasman to Marsden.
Invercargill and Southland representatives visit Archives Central
On 26th February we had the Information Management Team from 
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, led by Lisa Skilton, visit Archives Central. 
Evan is also visiting Simon Bloor at the Whanganui District Council on 
FACEBooK
1 March for an overview of the facilities and archives held.
If you haven’t already, 
Coming up in March, we have the Manawatū District Council Records 
please like and follow 
Team paying us a visit, with Evan returning the favour to Hawke’s Bay 
us on Facebook.
Regional Council by visiting their Waipawa and Napier facilities and also 
We post regularly and 
conducting a video interview to inform council staff of the work Archives 
love to keep our friends and colleagues 
Central does.
informed about special finds, events and 
If you would like us to come and meet with your records team please call 
projects we are undertaking!
us on (06) 952 2819 or email enquiries@archivescentral.org.nz.
@ArchivesCentralMWLASSNZ
Archives Central operates within the Manawatū-Whanganui Local Authority Shared Service.

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