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Oddfellows Hall ReeftonWilsons / 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-
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Prospecting tunnelFaces from the past *PHOTO ALBUM*Cattle Drive crossing  the Jacobs River.Album of  photos of Bruce Bay.1937.Rewanui Bins ~ undated.Rapahoe Beach ~ undated.Two West Coast women sit in the 'Blazing Arrow' bi-plane 1924.Bush campPostcard of Kumara. 1 Nov 1911.Album of photos taken at Franz Josef ,1948.PWD camp site, Paringa 1937.Foreman of Works, F Maybury, Gillespies Beach 1937.Rimu lookout opening and heritage panels *PHOTO ALBUM*South Westland 1937. Packing Supplies Gillespies. Telegraph construction camp, West CoastRadio tower on West CoastGreymouth possibly from Chapel StreetAlan Wisdom at a dinnerCobden and Brick House from hill - elevated viewDredge on Grey RiverBoat crossing Grey River barCar with Whitings somewhere on West Coast?A Whiting Fish Supplier van - Blackball.Steam train , Greymouth.Alan Wisdom (centre) on saxophone, Tony McMaster and John Francis KnappAlan Wisdom on saxophoneAlan Wisdom on trombone, and Peter Lines at Beer FestCoal train at Westport wharf, 1912Joseph Waters and Annie Hayes weddingDuke Hotel still trading as water flowed through - early 80`s flood , Greymouth.Wedding of Mary Wisdom to Matthaias Olsen about 1900Afternoon tea party given by Mrs Wisdom senior at her home in CobdenCobden Gospel Hall bible class about 1896Group of Cobden ladiesWedding of Fannie Hayes to Arthur Quarrell *PHOTO ALBUM*Wisdom family history *PHOTO ALBUM*Brunner Brass Band. ca.late 1920`s - 30`s.Old steam engine, Red Jacks 1986.DB Clydesdales, Greymouth 1986.Old house Nelson Creek. Sept 1979.   - ALBUM -Album of photos of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef, 1976.Royal visit, Recreation ground, Greymouth. March 1977.   - ALBUM - Parents of David Stanley Lyons born 1882 in Hokitika and Lionel ErnestThe Tanks Creek, near Te Kinga.1212 at Otira, Aug 1968.J 1201 out of Greymouth, bound for Otira.Dec 1965.4 Steam Engine excursion from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass. ca.1960.Hot rod, Greymouth Jan 1981. ~2Photos~Album of photos taken during construction of new Cobden Bridge, April 1975.Digging for goldfield items under the old Red Lion hotel in 1981.

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