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1971 Palmer­ston North Cen­ten­nial Ju­bilee Pa­rade When Palmer­ston North turned 100 in 1971, a whole year of events was planned. Held from Au­gust 30, 1970 to Au­gust 30, 1971, th­ese events in­cluded gar­den par­ties, a spe­cially com­mis­sioned opera, a ‘‘Wood­stock’’ style mu­sic fes­ti­val and a visit from Maori Queen Te Arik­inui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. March 13, 1971was the day the ‘‘Peo­ple’s Day Pa­rade’’ came to town, com­plete with 92 floats from so­ci­eties and busi­nesses all around Palmer­ston North that wound right through town be­fore head­ing to the A&P Show­grounds. Re­ports in­di­cate that a crowd of over 10,000watched the pa­rade. Manawatu¯ Her­itage has thou­sands of pho­to­graphs like this one that shows the best of your re­gion’s his­tory! Ex­plore, share and con­trib­ute to­day at man­awatuher­ (Source: Ian Mathe­son City Archives)

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