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Oddfellows Hall ReeftonWilsons / Harris' Hotel ReeftonThe Reefton School of Mines 1886Albert Street under flood. 1936.Party of deerstalkers returning home.Blaketown lagoon.1862.Dobson Car Rest Home.   -ALBUM-
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Lake Wahapo.Otira Tunnel GhostWorkers at the Kumara Butter Factory.Robert Rouse - Taramakau Bridge.Whitebaiting on the Grey River by the old wharf.1970`sCessna Aircraft on the Heaphy Track airstrip, Jan 1973.Tiriroa - a settlement during the building of the Buller Gorge railway. *PHOTO ALBUM*Greymouth's barber (katabatic wind) *PHOTO ALBUM*Alan Thompson held by Gavin McDonald & Kerry Keating at Victoria Park.1960`s.Loch class frigate, H.M.N.Z.S. Pukaki leaves Greymouth.1960`s.  *PHOTO ALBUM*Mapourika Stranded Cobden Beach 1898 *PHOTO ALBUM*The old push lawn mower.Kevin Bell with Marie Garth at a Cabaret, patrol vessel H.M.N.Z.S. Kahawai enters the Grey River.1960`s.M.V.Konui loads coal at Westport.1958.Another goldfields walk in the Gentle Annie area which is near Conical Hill, near Hokitika.  - ALBUM -Logs at Kaiata Mill - just north of Hokitika,.The Eileen Ward - built in 1909 for the Westport Harbour Board. 1909 -1967.Whataroa post office, 1950s M.V. Kaitoa leaving Westport after discharging a cargo of gypsum.1968.Jim Lowry, DeGaulle and Alex Scalmer with Bill Cairns at the Strongman mineWaiho moraine loop, Franz JosefRUNANGA - Home of Champions - Jack Forrest, Spencer Dunn, Dave McKenzie, John Sturgeon.J 1232 + J 1210 working hard on the long climb between Jacksons and Otira,Ford Creek gorge and bridge near BlackballHarrison's co-operative mine, Ten MileMines department petrol-driven rotary drill operating near BlackballBrunner coalmine 1866Blackball State coalmineThe steam powered Westport bucket dredge`s.James (Jimmy) Hannah at Denniston coalmineAmbrose (Amby) Ryan with  Chopping cup, Rotomanu.J P Curtain and J J Curtain cutting a matai for firewood, WhataroaChristopher Morresey`on big brother Jim`s 1928 model Army Indian .Ross Williams of Blackball. R.I.P.  - Obituary.December 1951 - seems metal pedal cars were a bit of a thing across the CommonwealthSteve Batey in his first Hotrod, and Cycling Sports Meeting, Wingham Park.Sunday, April 10th.1960. -  ALBUM -Chopping and Sawing Programme - Christchurch Industries Fair.1961.  - ALBUM -Group of men working on the new Fox River Bridge, South Westland 1937.My mum and her sisters, late 1930’s.Lake Brunner sawmill mapRuru bush tram.1930`s.Ruru Peaches Eaton obituaryMoana Train Station.2018.Ruru -  late 1980`s.Ruru.1900.Axemen Team - Uncle Walter Barr, alias Dookey. 1961 Runanga playcentre .ca. 1973.       *PHOTO ALBUM*

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