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Blaketown lagoon.1862.Dobson Car Rest Home.   -ALBUM-Oddfellows Hall ReeftonWilsons / Harris' Hotel ReeftonThe Reefton School of Mines 1886Albert Street under flood. 1936.Party of deerstalkers returning home.
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M.V. Hauiti leaving Hokitika`s - 50`s. Omoto Viaduct, 1952.  - ALBUM -Grey Main School - Room 8,1974 .Seaview, Westland hospital - and Hokitika Airport.M. V. Zephyr II, outward bound across a turbulent Greymouth Bar. Hokitika, aerial Frederick George Pitman - obituaryRoyal coalmine bin, Rainy Creek, InangahuaM.V. Gael leaves Okarito,1939.Blackberrying at Moonlight dredge, 1970Crib time as steam train goes past - possibly Rewanui lineBedford truck, GreymouthNimmo Park, early 1970sMV Hokitika *PHOTO ALBUM*Rotomanu Inchbonnie 75th Jubilee 1900-1920MV AlexanderLeslie McKendry obituaryOld coal bin remains in the bush on a tributary of the Inangahua River - It is close to the Royal coalTom Reid axeman, rugby league player *PHOTO ALBUM*TSS Rata. Fully laden with a cargo of coal departing Greymouth  for DargavilleHardrock goldmines across from Stillwater *PHOTO ALBUM*Grigg kids, 22 Brodie Street, Blackball, 1954.  Old mine's pay office in GreymouthMountain guide George Bannister (1893- 1932) *PHOTO ALBUM*Sam CaseHunt? family moving from Waiuta to Roa, with Westland TransportDrum major at Blackball domain, 1957Blackball School centennial, Easter 1995Blackball School, 1958Possibly  Nana Beatrice (Maude) Goodman formerly Hunt nee Gardiner and her twinHunt/Gardener familyWestport South School, 1955Port of Greymouth.1950.A HISTORY OF BLACKBALL, 13th to 18th century.Kevin Bell, Eddie Molloy, Colin Bell and Trevor Molloy.1947.Jim Case , known as the FOX, with his daughter Cheryl, Greymouth. Alan Liddell,, 1976 *PHOTO ALBUM*Cobden Girl Guides - ready to leave on a trip to outside Seddonville Hotel. ca.1966.Barry Bluett obituary, teacherAndrew McCarthy  teacher - Passed away 22 Feb,2021.   - Obituary -Ellie Hende (nee Karnbach) on the right with her sister Irene Karnbach, Greymouth.William Trotter along side  Fred D'Ath at Red House Denniston .1950's Grey Main fancy dress ball.1953.May and Fred D'Ath nee Trotter of DennistonTop Brake -  Upper Rewanui.  - ALBUM -A HISTORY OF BLACKBALL, 13th to 18th century.School Reunion, Waimangaroa.1979.Derailed tram trolley - Upper Rewanui.  - ALBUM -Esther Gilmer and Robert Gilmer

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