click links in text for more info


Taumarunui is a small town in the King Country of the central North Island of New Zealand. It is on an alluvial plain set within rugged terrain on the upper reaches of the Whanganui River, 65 km south of Te Kuiti and 55 km west of Turangi, it is under the jurisdiction of Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Its population is 4,503, it is on the North Island Main Trunk railway. The name Taumarunui is reported to be the dying words of the Māori chief Pehi Turoa - taumaru meaning screen and nui big translated as Big Screen, being built to shelter him from the sun, or more known to mean - "The place of big shelter". There are references to Taumarunui being known as large sheltered location for growing kumara. In the 1980s publication Roll Back the Years there are some details on. Extract: "According to Frank T Brown, who wrote in the Taumarunui Press in 1926, the name Taumarunui is connected with the arrival of and conquering of that portion of the King Country by the Whanganui River natives during the 18th century...

The war party that succeeded in capturing the principal pa and taking prisoner the chief of the district was headed by "Ki Maru". His warriors, to show their appreciation of his prowess and the honour of the victory, acclaimed him "Tau-maru-nui", which means "Maru the Great", or "Maru the Conqueror", that name was taken for the district and has been used since." Taumarunui was a Maori settlement at the confluence of the Ongarue River with the Whanganui, important canoe routes linking the interior of the island with the lower Whanganui River settlements. Some places, notably the valley of the Pungapunga Stream, which joins the upper Whanganui near Manunui, were celebrated for the size and quality of totara, large canoes were built there; the area is a border area between a number of iwi including Whanganui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, who lived together in relative harmony. Late in December 1843 Bishop Selwyn travelled from the district south of Taupo to a point on the Whanganui River about six miles downstream from Taumarunui and thence continued his journey to the coast by canoe.

Towards the end of 1869 Te Kooti was at Taumarunui before his march through the western Taupo district to Tapapa. In the early 1880s the first surveys of the King Country commenced and by the early 1890s the Crown had begun the purchase of large areas of land. In 1874 Alexander Bell set up a trading post, became the first European settler; the town has a road called Bell Road. During the New Zealand Wars a resident named William Moffatt manufactured and supplied Maori with a coarse kind of gunpowder, he was afterwards expelled from the district. Despite warnings he returned in 1880, ostensibly to prospect for gold, was executed; the Whanganui River long continued to be the principal route serving Taumarunui. Traffic was at first by Maori canoe, but by the late 1880s regular steamship communication was established. Taumarunui Landing was the last stop on Alexander Hatrick's steam boat service from Wanganui; the river vessels maintained the services between Wanganui and Taumarunui until the late 1920s, when the condition of the river deteriorated.

Taumarunui gained importance with the completion of the North Island Main Trunk line in 1908-09. The line south of Taumarunui caused considerable problems due to the terrain, has several high viaducts and the famous Raurimu Spiral; the Stratford–Okahukura Line to Stratford connected just north of Taumarunui. In more recent times, the town's economy has been based on farming, it has gained in importance as a tourism centre as an entry point for voyagers down the scenic Wanganui River and as the possessor of a high quality golf course. 1862, 8/9 February - James Coutts Crawford visits, was given a number of old songs and "various accounts of the taniwha, one of whom we were told overthrew the Wangaehu bridge." 1864 - Boundaries of the King Country drawn and European settlement is prohibited. 1869 - Te Kooti in Taumarunui. 1871 - Thomas McDonnell in area following up on reports of gold. Claimed to have found goldbearing quartz in the creeks of'Taurewa'. 1874 - Alexander Bell set up a trading post, became the first European settler.

1880 - Moffatt and Henaro travel to the village of Matahaura, where William Moffatt is subsequently executed at Matapuna. 1883 - John Rochford's survey party start surveying the rail route through the King Country. 1884 - Prohibition to European settlement lifted. Alcohol prohibition established. 1885 - Photographer Alfred Burton, artist Edward Payton and surveyor John Rochford tour Te Rohe Pōtae along with time in Taumarunui. 1885, 10 Dec - First post office opened in Taumarunui as part of the Hamilton Postal District, closes 1887. 1900 - town-to-be held only 13 European males. 1901 - Railways line joining Te Kuiti to Taumarunui opened. 1903 - Railway line passes through Taumarunui, Taumarunui Railway Station opened on 1 December 1903. 1904 - First European child is born in township. 1904 - £10,000 houseboat built floated to Ohura river junction. In 1927 this is transferred down river to Retaruke River junction where it was destroyed by fire in 1933. 1906 - Native town council set up: Hakiaha Tawhiao, J.

E. Ward, J. Carrington. E. W. Simmons, A. J. Langmuir, J. E. Slattery. 1906, 14 Sep - First issue of the Taumarunui Press. 1907 - First hospital erected, 5 beds. 1908-09 - North Island Main Trunk opened to through Auckland-Wellington trains from 9 November 1908, with the first NIMT express

Henry Lowther (musician)

Thomas Henry Lowther is an English jazz trumpeter. Lowther's first experience was on cornet in a Salvation Army band, he studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music but returned to trumpet by 1960 though he sometimes played violin professionally. In the 1960s, he worked with Mike Westbrook, Manfred Mann, John Dankworth, Graham Collier, John Mayall, John Warren, Neil Ardley and Bob Downes. Many of these associations continued into the 1970s. Lowther appeared for some time with The Keef Hartley Band during this period; the 1970s brought work with Mike Gibbs, Kenny Wheeler, Alan Cohen, Michael Garrick, Kurt Edelhagen, John Taylor, Stan Tracey, Tony Coe, Hawkwind Just one track Psi Power on their eighth studio album 25 Years On, Graham Collier, Jubiaba with Barbara Thompson and Gordon Beck, in addition to his own ensemble, Quaternity. Lowther played the trumpet solo for Elton John on "Return to Paradise" for John's 1978 album A Single Man, he worked with Buzzcocks in 1980, Talk Talk from 1983 to 1991, with Peter King from 1983, with Gil Evans in 1984.

In 1986 he worked with Humphrey Lyttelton in his reconstruction of the John Robichaux Orchestra for a documentary film on Buddy Bolden. He played with Charlie Watts's band in 1986-87 led his own band, Still Waters, in 1987. From the late 1980s he did much work in big bands, such as the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler's group, The Dedication Orchestra, the London Jazz Orchestra, George Russell's Living Time Orchestra, the Creative Jazz Orchestra and in a new band Jazzmoss. With Elf Carolina County Ball With Jack Bruce Songs for a Tailor With the Collective Consciousness Society C. C. S. C. C. S. 2 With Graham Collier New Conditions Symphony of Scorpions The Day of the Dead Hoarded Dreams With Bryan Ferry These Foolish Things Another Time, Another Place With the Keef Hartley Band Halfbreed The Battle of North West Six With Murray Head Nigel Lived With Glenn Hughes Play Me Out With John Mayall Bare Wires 70th Birthday Concert With Elton John A Single Man With Van Morrison Avalon Sunset Enlightenment With the Pretenders Pretenders II With Slapp Happy Slapp Happy With John Surman The Brass Project With Talk Talk It's My Life Spirit of Eden Laughing Stock With Richard and Linda Thompson Pour Down Like Silver With Loudon Wainwright III I'm Alright With Hawkwind 25 Years On Fairweather/Adams/Kernfeld, "Henry Lowther".

Grove Jazz online

Bernard Collins

Bernard Abdy Collins was an English first-class cricketer. Collins was born at Saxmundham in February 1880 to Henry Abdy Collins and his wife, Florence Ellen Cartwright, he was educated before going up to Brasenose College, Oxford. While studying at Oxford, he made a single appearance in first-class cricket for Oxford University against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Oxford in 1901. Collins batted twice in the match at number eleven, he was dismissed without scoring by John Rawlin. In their second-innings he top-scored with an unbeaten 83, sharing in a last wicket partnership of 149 with Frank Hollins. In addition to playing first-class cricket, Collins played minor counties cricket for Suffolk in 1904, making five appearances in the Minor Counties Championship, he was the editor of'Psychic Science' and the author of the book'Death is Not the End' in which he puts forth the case for survival after death. Collins was admitted to the Indian Civil Service in October 1904, he served as the director-general of commerce and industry in Hyderabad State, was made a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in December 1925.

He died at Bedford in October 1951. Bernard Collins at ESPNcricinfo

MSDS Studio

MSDS Studio is a Toronto-based design studio founded by Jessica Nakanishi and Jonathan Sabine in 2011. They focus on furniture and interior design. Nakanishi's and Sabine's collaboration comes from Nakanishi's experience in interior design, Sabine's background in making furniture, their style has been described as a mixture of Scandinavian simplicity. Toronto Life called them one of "Toronto’s best architects and designers right now". MSDS Studio designed interiors for Toronto businesses Shopify, SPiN Toronto, they designed housewares for Umbra Shift. They received the Juror's Choice Award at the 2013 Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Azure named them "Canadian product designers of the year" in 2017 as well as featuring them in their "30 Canadian Product Designers Leading the Charge", they became the first Canadian studio to be featured at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in 2015. At the Stockholm Furniture Fair, MSDS presented their new range of furniture

Shaun Rashid

Shaun Rashid is a former English cricketer. Rashid was a right-handed batsman, he was born in Lancashire. Rashid made his debut for Bedfordshire in the 2000 Minor Counties Championship against Cumberland. Rashid played Minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire from 2000 to 2008, which included 39 Minor Counties Championship matches and 24 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches, he did. He made his List A debut for Bedfordshire against the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board in the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, he made 6 further List A appearances, the last against Sussex in the 2005 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy. In his 7 matches, he took 15 wickets at a bowling average of 19.00, with best figures of 4/30. He played Second XI cricket for Nottinghamshire, Essex and Kent Second XI's. Shaun Rashid at ESPNcricinfo

Georgetown University Forum

Georgetown University Forum is an American radio talk show. It is uploaded weekly to the Public Radio Satellite System as free content for National Public Radio member stations, with additional availability to Armed Forces Radio and Voice of America, it has existed since the 1940s, in the 1950s was a television program on now-defunct DuMont Television Network. The first airdate was in the 1940s. Beginning in the mid-1970s it was hosted by Lillian Brown, a presidential makeup artist who had worked with every president from Eisenhower to Clinton. From 2009 to 2016 it was produced and hosted by Carole Sargent, the Director of the Office of Scholarly Publications, a faculty member in the English department. From 2016-2019 it was produced and hosted by Evan Barba and J. R. Osborn, both professors in the Communication and Technology program at Georgetown University. In 2019 Sargent returned as producer and host, with continued production and content from Barba and Osborn; the series aired on Thursdays at 8pm ET from July 3, 1951.

Beginning with the 1952 season, the series aired Sundays at 7pm ET. The show was a public affairs program hosted by Frank Blair a newscaster on NBC; the last show aired October 11, 1953. The television version of the show, produced at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and distributed by DuMont, aired weekly. Most of the topics were related to current news events; when the series was cancelled in 1953, DuMont replaced the series with local programming. The radio archive is at the Gelardin New Media Center of Lauinger Library at Georgetown University; the program is produced by the Director of the Office of Scholarly Publications, two professors in the Communication and Technology program. A single kinescope of the series survives at the UCLA Television Archive. List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts 1951-52 United States network television schedule 1952-53 United States network television schedule David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television ISBN 1-59213-245-6 Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition ISBN 0-14-024916-8 Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition ISBN 0-345-31864-1 Georgetown University Forum on IMDb Lauinger Library archive DuMont historical website