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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 - Percy K. Wah with bike.. 1936.
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ALBUM - GREYMOUTH FISHING FLEET  -  Then and Now.Std 2 - 6 , Ahaura School .1966.Primers - Std 1,Ahaura School.1964.Lake Kaniere lodgeClements Motors HokitikaDobson submarine enginesOld News paper advert  from a Goldminer`s abandoned hut up the Snowy river few years backALBUM - WARRIORS in GREYMOUTH. 2011.Mount Greenland mine near Ross *PHOTO ALBUM*ALBUM - Gold claim near the famous Seddon’s Terrace on the banks of the Hokitika RiverALBUM - Charles (Bob) Prestidge was employed by the Public Works Department clearing snow on Arthurs Pass.1939 The camp at Davis Flat, in the Makarora Valley for the men working on the Haast Pass highway.1938.Unloading rails from the small ship Gael, the first vessel to berth at the new wharf being constructed at Jackson Bay.1938.REVINGTONS HOTEL, Greymouth , Early 1900`s.The Accommodation House Waiho - at the foot of the Southern Alps .1924.Alpine guide, Frank Alack, with his dog,crossing  the Southern Alps from Westland to the Hermitage, Mount Cook.1932.ALBUM - Lawn tennis at Hokitika - players and spectators at the Hokitika tournament.1937.Aerial tramway at Blackball.FIRST PRIZE WINNERS AT THE WEST COAST COMPETITIONS, HELD AT GREYMOUTH.1913.A panoramic view of Greymouth.1904.The Hesketh approaching the wharf, Greymouth.1898.Chinese spearing fish near the Tip Head, Greymouth.1898.Greymouth Wharf which was visited by the Governor during the Vice-Regal tour.1892.Squadron Leader D.J. Scott,of Greymouth with pilots and ground crew of a New Zealand Typhoon squadron with the Royal Air Force. 1943.ALBUM - RUNANGA SWIMING POOL REBUILD. 2011.European Hotel, Charleston, 1950`s. James Baker Harris - hotelier of Reefton/Occidental Hotel Old Franz hotel.Bob McMillan and Colin McMillan driving at tractor on Oneone Road, Hari HariWorkers lunchbreak - during construction of the West Coast road from Fox Glacier (Weheka) to Haast.Group portrait of Public Works Department men engaged on the Jackson Bay Wharf project.1939.Looking toward the shore from the end of the wharf being built at Jackson Bay.1938.bay.Clearing along the foreshore for the  access road to Jackson Bay. 1938.Captain J. C. Mercer's Westland Air Service machine makes a landing on the beach at Jackson Bay.1938.An aerial view of the bay showing the Public Works camp and location of the new wharf.Jackson Bay.Lieutenant Richard John Seddon, the Premier's son, who went to South Africa.1900.R. J. Seddon, Mrs Seddon, and J. G. Ward arrive at the wharf in a horse and carriage to farewell the troops to South Africa.1900Richard John Seddon and Sir George Grey  during a visit by Seddon to London for the 1897 Colonial Conference.Stagecoach in front of Rugg's Hotel in Seddon Street, Kumara.1900-1909.Mystery Westport locket *PHOTO ALBUM*Ray Jones butcher *PHOTO ALBUM*Trunk belonging to World War I soldier  O B A Sharpe of ReeftonSnow Westland Hospital 1930s, HokitikaTwo women and a car on a West Coast road. 1913.Lake`s. Sir Charles and Lady Alice Fergusson among the West Coasters in the South Island earthquake zone.1929.Harbour Works,`s.Erecting a new dredge at Hau Hau near Hokitika.1910.Tenants occupy new State homes at Cobden.1938.A bird's eye view of Greymouth from a ship's mast.1904.

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