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The Reefton School of Mines 1886Albert Street under flood. 1936.Party of deerstalkers returning home.Blaketown lagoon.1862.Dobson Car Rest Home.   -ALBUM-Oddfellows Hall ReeftonWilsons / Harris' Hotel Reefton
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Completed  Bridge Construction . ca.1937-38. Probably Lewis PassPublic Works Department Nr 2 Camp, Paringa.1937.On the hill above Rewanui - old mining adits, track and tramways, bits of iron work, wire ropes, pipes, shafts, trenching etc.  - ALBUM -The Flaherty Family from Paroa - whom the swimming hole was named of West Coast mountain guidesAerial picture of Ballance and South streets, RunangaSolid Energy - opencast above StrongmanBertha Sinclair & sister, Gerda wrecked Greymouth breakwater 23 June 1888Wedding of Frank Flaherty from Paroa and Hilda Hansen from Greymouth .December 29th 1945.Sisters a cousin and a friend, Greymouth 1970.Railway power station at`s-1930`s.Park Hotel, Greymouth, 1973Revington`s menu for the Queen`s visit. Jan 17th,1954.  - ALBUM -Harold Bros, Reefton West Coast Representative Hockey Team. 1975.Grey District Council Mayor, Deputy Mayor and a past Mayor, 2009McKays Creek Kaniere Forks power schemeCamerons School,Primer 1 to Std 1 , 1952.Ian Cook,Whangarei, sold his taxi  to become Deputy Harbour Master at Greymouth.Firefighters honoured for work during 2008 and 2014 storms (Cyclone Ita)Elevated picture of GreymouthTownship of`s.Lake Mahinapua. May ,1951, and RuatapuWest Coast Representative Hockey team, Greymouth.1966.Piner's milking shed, 12 MileSunday School at St John Church in in Taylorville Coronation Day float in Greymouth with Pamela WilliamsGreymouth hospital demolition, started January 19, 2021Representative Hockey Team,.Greymouth.1969.Representative Hockey Team.Greymouth. 1975.Car crash in Westland *PHOTO ALBUM*Ngahere Exchange Opening.Sept.1956.Taylorville marching team, 1947Country Church at Kowhitirangi.  - ALBUM -Buller Gorge. ca. 1930s, and roadman's cottageFreemason Lodge on Shiel Street Reefton. ca.1920`s.Blackwater School Rolls. 1920 - 1947.Waiuta - amazing history!   - ALBUM -George Groufsky, Maitlands representative of Hokitika - Fox Glacier in the background.1959.Government Buildings,`s.Westland Jubilee parade, Revell Street, Hokitika.1914.Menu from the Holmlea Lounge, GreymouthCoach with passengers at summit of Arthur's`s.Electric locomotive,pulling wagons carrying explosives and timber.Otira.ReeftonWhitebait - Wriggilus Evadus.Marist Bros High School, Greymouth, 1950Mussel Point, cliff face coal mine at Nine Mile.1931- 35.  - ALBUM -

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