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Wilsons / Harris' Hotel ReeftonThe Reefton School of Mines 1886Party of deerstalkers returning home.Blaketown lagoon.1862.Albert Street under flood. 1936.Dobson Car Rest Home.   -ALBUM-Oddfellows Hall Reefton
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Fred Ellis with his Kiwi friend - a regular visitor to the Camp`s mess.1938.  - ALBUM -Loading Dredge Tailings for use on Gillespie's Beach Road .1938.The last remaining building at Lyell . 1930`s.Fred Ellis in NZ Govt Accommodation 1936-37. South Westland5 Star Accommodation South Westland bush. 1936-37.Weekend Leave in Sth.Westland Bush. ca. Late 1930'sWilliams,Carse and Ellis Families, Dobson ."Take the Miners` Train to  Rewanui " - advertisement. 1974.Wong Kan on his Harley at Cronadun.1925.Fourteen Steamers and a Sailing Vessel docked together in Greymouth. 1911Alf Smiths father`s birth certificate, Ahaura. 1905.The Blacksand "Blow-Up" Elevator on Charleston beach. 1954.   - 2 PHOTOS -A photo of a spiker in the snow grass above Crane Creek with Round Hill in the`s.Some locals surfing  at Blaketown and Cobden back in the day.  - ALBUM -South Island Under 12 Soccer Tournament.1965.   - 2 PHOTOS -West Coast Schoolboy Soccer Team .early 60`s.First Greymouth State school.Grey Main.Built 1876.60 years ago - married  in the Murchison Methodist Church.  - 2 PHOTOS -West Coast Postcards.   - ALBUM - House -  Cnr Mill St and 7 Mile Rd, Runanga .Xmas 73-74.Old cave up at 8 Mile.  - ALBUM -Rule for the West Coasters Association, Taranaki Branch.   - 2 PHOTOS -8 mile creek, Gladstone to Dunganville - Then and now.   - 2 PHOTOS -Runanga from Mt George - 11 mile coast road. 1915 Model T Ford town car that was used as a McGlashan's taxi in GreymouthGrey High School photos.2001.   - ALBUM -Lyell, date unknown.Hokitika Debutante's group, 1962.Banquet card from  Kumara Goldfeilds Jubilee.1926.  - 2 PHOTOS - Dave Gibson and Snow Thomas at Arthur Condon's Farm,Franz Josef.  - ALBUM -The remains of the old foundry in Cobden."Packtrack to Highway"- Growing up on the West Coast.1963.  - W Hill Chinn .  - 2 PHOTOS -1925. Kilgour's. Mawhera Quay.Eliza and  Martha Carse and Descendents .    - PHOTO ALBUM -Runanga Rugby League Club founder Lance HunterWestbrook Hotel near Kumara George Albert Wheatley  and the time he left his train behind *PHOTO ALBUM*Building the Hollyford road 1940Warrant of Fitness from Jack Pethig, Ross.Greymouth West Coast Rep Soccer Team 1965/69Westport, St James Theatre staffIkamatua Lottery winner, Charles Wilson, 1949.Haymaking on Langridge's farm at Canoe Creek Barrytown circa 1945Blaketown wharf, fishing fleetSailing on the Grey River, 1907The little hidden church at Ngahere.  - ALBUM -Greymouth QuarryFrederick William Mookie Bergmann,served  in South Africa in in 1899.  - ALBUM -John Ferdinand Bergmann - married to  Sarah Havill.

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