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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 - Percy K. Wah with bike.. 1936.
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On the Goldfields, Westland, ca. 1906.Cobden Football Club.1901.View from Mussel Point Mine mouth -  cliff face coal mine at Nine mile.ALBUM - The Schooner, WILD WAVE moored at Greymouth -  Charles Townsend Enters the Crescent City, 8 June 1863Runanga Miners Hall early 2000'sALBUM - Relocating the first world war Memorial Pillars from the Grey Main school to Dixon Park.2008.John Crossman pushing Percy Dellaca along Broadway in the procession.1960.Mock wedding at Kotuku. 1st of October 1935 .Jackson Bay wharf 1970sMotor Driver`s licence in old leather holder .Jackson Bay.Griffin and Smith Mitre 10 - Greymouth's oldest business *PHOTO ALBUM*Tikinui crossing road rail bridge at Moana enroute to somewhere.Electric train being unloaded at Lyttelton For Otira? ca.1920`s.Ivy Klempel,Alice Hocking in the Moana Women`s Institute Play at Moana`s.Peggy Brereton -  Shirley Klempel`s Bridesmaid,Ruru .27 Jan,1951.Red Harper taking a rest while looking over his Dunollie Garden  Granny Sullivan , Keith Klempel and Shirley Klempel at Moana.1936.Marie Brereton was the President of the Kotuku Women`s`s.First train to arrive at Moana from Greymouth .1893.Jack Klempel - Moana milk delivery .ca.1930`s.Buller Bros working at Stoney 1800`s.The Klempel homestead, Moana .ca.1960`s.The old Moana Jetty being well used .William Sullivan skidding timber - Lake Brunner`s.Noel Nestor and Jack Johns of`s.Mr Mears -  Resident of Kotuku.Westcoast Coach FaresWestcoast hotel chargesWestcoast horse buggy and boat hireRoyce Kirk,Diane Kirk ,Judy Kirk and Margaret Klempel at Lake Brunner .1948.hh Lillian and Fred Fell *PHOTO ALBUM*Believed to be the Blackball Women's Institute in the town's miner's hall. *PHOTO ALBUM*Palmerston Street, Westport, about 1980 The January 1966 Blackball Centennial *PHOTO ALBUM*Charles Clement Peillon married Agnes Rosina Boustridge in Taylorville, West Coast, on 9 November 1908.Dead Boot CornerWaro-Rakau senior team, 1971, Thacker ShieldList of Runanga and Dunollie businesses *PHOTO ALBUM*Boiler moved at Waiuta, May 2024Two six-man teams being led out into the Greymouth Industries Fair chopping ring by Ralph Dickson Snr.1969.HERITAGE Hokitika.Giant blue fin tuna caught off Greymouth, 2010Murray Green Vaneta and Kay Brewer - Blaketown school days.Snow Rochefort and Grey Swimming Club committee members with USA Olympic gold medalist Clarke ScholesHistory of Hokitika Port - written by Max McDowell.Canterbury vs West Coast 1963, photo taken underneath Wingham Park StandMARIST RUGBY CLUB. Greymouth. GRAND FINAL WINNERS. 2002Otira Viaduct and old zig-zag road.1999.

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