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The Reefton School of Mines 1886Party of deerstalkers returning home.Blaketown lagoon.1862.Albert Street under flood. 1936.Dobson Car Rest Home (album)Oddfellows Hall ReeftonWilsons / Harris' Hotel Reefton
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Gladstone women's basketball team 1949Dem Delaney from Inangahua Junction with a sawn timber load.Ray Lines from Whitcliffs and truck with logs outside the Inangahua Junction Pub.The Ladies Committee who arranged Duke of York's visit, Westport. 1927.Taramakau bridge gatesRoyal visitsTom Coulton in the first County truck.Murchison postcard.Ace Boustridge in his Mark 7 Jaguar at a West Coast Car Club hill climb, 1960.Postcard of Collins Tea Rooms Murchison.Murchison during Duke and Duchess of York tour, 1927, with Newman coachNgahere School 1957Betty, Josephine, Mary & Pat McGrath, women's basketballNova and Jo-anne Hartigan, Moana West Coast members of the Eight Contingent,who served in South Africa.Boer War.Nelson Creek School, Hatters Hokitika BNZ, 1866 and 1875.Peace Day, Hokitika, July 1917.Clock Tower, Hokitika, date unknown.View of the Memorial Clock Tower in Weld Street, Hokitika, February 1979.Early postcard of Shantytown.Okarito Racing Club’s application for a licence, 1912.Greymouth Fire Board Loan Request, 26th June 1911.Big River, 1998.Letter to Miss Klaiber a nurse at Buller Hospital, Westport, 16th March 1951.Buller Scouts badge.Egypt to Westport envelope addressed to Dentist Mr W. Reesing during WW2.SS Kauri ashore Westport, 1914Roa townshipBetts family, Blacks Sports 1965 - 66A view of Runanga late 1800s1973 Otira tunnel jubilee with Steve BillettBert McVicar with Butcher's Van.1938-41.Cyclists outside Australasia hotel Greymouth, 1948John Tonkin and his family,Auld street, Blacks Point. late 1880s-1890s.Billy McLaughlan putting road around Constant Bay, Charleston 1965Birdseye view Charleston Nile River suspension bridge.Nile River Charleston.Nile River suspension bridge Charleston.Looking up the Waimakariri River to the Midland line rail bridge 1960.Flanagan family at Marsden Brickies workshop. 1980s.Historian Philip Ross May Service cars held up at Inangahua after Murchison earthquake 1929.Lamplough Post OfficeMount White homestead, near Cass River.Flaxmill at Birchfield, Buller 1911Sawmilling settlement of Moana, 1927.

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