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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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1988 GREYMOUTH FLOODS. Clean-up *PHOTO ALBUM 2*1988 GREYMOUTH FLOODS. Clean-up *PHOTO ALBUM 1*Westport Rugby Club Centennial 1986 - Golden oldiesWestport Rugby Club Centennial 1986The Bromley family mystery *PHOTO ALBUM*Richmond Hotel owners Maurice (Beau) and Joyce Crimmins - Clean-up after the 1988 floodsWaiuta Swimming Pool.Owen Gibbens TQ number 19 also his Austin A90.Blaketown beach drowning tragedy - plaque unveiling *PHOTO ALBUM*Athenaeum, Westport - original Westport Library, but adjacent to present library., 1899.Earthquake destruction of Westport Post Office town clock, corner of Palmerston St and Brougham St.1929. Farewelling  the First Echelon of soldiers leaving for the war - Post Office corner, Palmerston Street, Westport.1914.Adverts - Westland Breweries and P R`s.Aerial - Karoro Domain."The Camp" ,`s - 1900.Denniston miners and their families on a Sunday on the Snow covered Recreation Ground at Denniston . Ryan and Sons Bakers Van, a Model T Ford - Big flood Westport .1926.A bush winch loaded on one of Gibbs Transport, Westport C 40 .Volunteers clean Cobden beach after Cyclone Fehi ripped open Cobden rubbish dump *PHOTO ALBUM*Albion Hotel, Westport just after the 1929 earthquake.Young girl from the  Buller District - polishing boots before school.1911.Opening day for the Westport Abattoirs.Blaketown Beach - early days.ALBUM - Kokatahi Band Record.ALBUM - West Coast Advertisements from Bygone days.Smoothing plane that worked at Denniston being used to plane some wet pineCharleston - mid to late 1800`s.ALBUM - Greymouth Central Fire Station - opened 1912.ALBUM - John and Ann Dinan - early settlers in Cobden. John Henry Bromley - soldierCyclone Fehi storm surge and subsequent Cobden seawall *PHOTO ALBUM*Inspecting a problem on WW 480 loco at Moana during the 1960s *PHOTO ALBUM*John Henry Bromley out hunting *PHOTO ALBUM*Newmans stage coach ascending School Hill at the Lyell Newmans service car travelling through the Buller Gorge with 7 passengers - held up with puncture trouble.The Main road approach to Charleston from Area Officer - Captain Stevens, and Sid Woods inspect the old artillery gun in Victoria Square,Westport.Ryan and Sons Bakers van, big flood Westport.1926.Evacuated families at Reefton civil defence headquarters - Inangahua Earthquake.1968.Dave McKenzie winning Great Westland Marathon?Dunollie Hotel wins sulky raceParoa School 80-Year Celebrations, 1954.  ALBUM - Forks Hotel , Kaniere.Moana and Kotuku aerial photos *PHOTO ALBUM*The Great Fire – 14 Businesses Destroyed ,Greymouth. 11 June 1869.View of the Old Wharf, Greymouth.Hay`s Corner .ca.1950`s.West Coast Lawn Tennis Association - Senior Representative Team.1965 - 66.Delta Coachlines coach outside Cobb & Co. -  Golden Coast Bookshop at Henry Bromely - 3rd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade,Baupaume, France.29th August,1918.

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