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Party of deerstalkers returning home.Blaketown lagoon.1862.Dobson Car Rest Home.   -ALBUM-Oddfellows Hall ReeftonWilsons / Harris' Hotel ReeftonThe Reefton School of Mines 1886Albert Street under flood. 1936.
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Charleston on the back lead during the 1860`s gold strike3 wheeler car outside Bevan`s Garage, Palmerston St, Westport.1930`s.Parfitt Motors Runanga - Shell tanker filling tanks, Epitaph riders filling tanks ,Mrs Flood's house to the right. ALBUM - Blaketown Bridges  - Then and now.The Golden Reefs book by Darrell Latham *PHOTO ALBUM*Interior of one of the earthquake damaged house at Inangahua.Fri, May 24,1968 A Gold Miner brings paydirt out from his small gold claim at Addisons .ca.1920 - 30.ALBUM - Bruce Keddie  - Greymouth Highland Pipe Band.Map of Hatters Terrace (Nelson Creek) 1877Corner Tainui and Mackay Street - Then and Now.Alexander Street near Marist Bros High School now JP II High,Greymouth.Local military volunteers and Westport band outside the Post Office.Westport.1897Coal Wagon on it`s side.Near Longford on the Upper Buller Gorge Road .Preston Road Greymouth - Then and now.Cobden School Staff.1978.The Moonshiners`s.Farmers Cabaret,1966.HOME AGAIN - LAST NIGHTS ARRIVALS - Returning WW1 wounded soldiers.1918.Betty Swainson - one of the first women to go down a mine, Waiuta.ALBUM - West Coast Wilderness Trail - Opening 2013                                                            Opening 2013.Eddie Gray and Kevin Hamilton in 10,000 metre running event at Canterbury Athletic Championships, 13 Feb 1971.Dave McKenzie winning Canterbury Marathon, 23 Jan 1971.ALBUM - Greymouth Tuna fleet. 1989.Greymouth port 1948Hokitika motorbike street races.2003-2005.West Coast glasses.New road near Mahitahi,South Westland.1930.Duncan McLeans Ltd - seed potato list 1943ALBUM -  Some old 8mm film's - 1950's in Greymouth.Souvenir Gold dish Blue Spur Goldmine,Hokitika.Cricket World Cup and Sir Richard Hadlee in Greymouth. 2014.Greymouth Taxi Marching team .ca.1960.Arney Street Kids - Greymouth.Otira SchoolPioneer character with horse and cart, Greymouth.Men applying tar seal to a road in Greymouth. 1930`s. Public dumping area - "The Frog Pond", Blaketown, 1930sOld Stafford dredge.1938.Rimu dredge near Hokitika Dairy Factory Hari Hari, March,1939Kanieri dredge during and after construction *PHOTO ALBUM*Barrytown Hotel -  late 1930-early 1940Transporting 32 ton boiler from Andersons Ltd to Hokitika- Stop at Greymouth.Feb 4th, 1967.Is this this Cobden Kohinoor?  Barges used to haul logs across Lake Brunner from Hohonu and the Irishmans to Moana and Te Kinga.1920`s.Payn and Scettrini Pioneers and the town of Larrikans.Railway Staff .1919.ALBUM - Greymouth, 1880`s TIP-HEAD.Promotion was in the NZ Weekly in 1961 - at that time quite a lot of Coasters joined the Police.

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