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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 - Percy K. Wah with bike.. 1936.Party of deerstalkers returning home.
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Waiuta's earliest miners pose below a banner erected to welcome them back to town.O'Callaghan picnic. ca.1956.Greymouth coal being unloaded Wellington, 1900s *PHOTO ALBUM*Greymouth coal in Wellington, 1900s *PHOTO ALBUM* Kevin O'Leary,Tom,Des O'Callaghan,Pat O'Leary,Beattie O'Callaghan, Paul O'Callaghan, Arnold and Win - The Haast track- pre the Haast Pass Road.1930.The start of the Trotters Race at Victoria Park - Now and Then.League team at Victoria park in front of Elmer Lane, Greymouth. Kohinoor League Team.Richmond Quay in Greymouth flood, September .1988.Roa coalminers 2008The Flynn family of Snowy River *photo ALBUM*James Parkinson and Alys his wifeThe Salvation Army Songster Brigade in Greymouth.1930.West Coast Basketball Association.1958.No 1 Mount Street GreymouthPicnic day out at .1950.Enquiry re the Bridgeman Family.Kumara goldfield mapDuncan Hardie (and Beck's) buildings Greymouth *PHOTO ALBUM*Aerial view of Westport 1947.Denniston Mine Rescue`s.Head and shoulders portrait of Joseph Divis - the only known photograph of Divis without a - 33..Portrait of Joseph Divis in a garden`s.Kotuku Jack's Mill School Garden Project 1935Suburbs rugby league club. ca.1973/74.Group portrait of unidentified children and women at the entrance of a Coalmine, West Coast. ca.1910s-1930sOpencast coal mine, Stockton. 21 February 2008.Miners' camp at Mount David alluvial mining of Freedom Goldclaim near 1920-1933.ALBUM - Group portrait at Sons of Freedom 1920-1933.Excavation for Prohibition bins with Old Prohibition poppet head in Coast bowling club badges *PHOTO ALBUM*Pancake Rocks .1920`s.Tent camp at Mount David sluicing claim, near 1920-1933.Group portrait of people in front of Māori gateway during Waiuta jubilee.1931.People outside hotel with 'Welcome to Waiuta Jubilee' sign - Joseph Divis on left.1931.Quartz stamper, Back Lead, Charleston Goldfield. ca.1867.ALBUM - O'Callaghan picnics .ca.1940`s -1950`s.Greymouth - Barrytown - Punakaiki Bus.1956.Denniston Bowling Club Badge.St John Ambulance Hall, KumaraSteam train on the road, Reefton *PHOTO ALBUM*Farrell's Hotel ReeftonRail wagons off the Ross-Ruatapu railway (now the West Coast Wilderness Cycleway)Greymouth Intermediate School - Room 13 - 1979Cape Foulwind Hotel, built on the old Railway station platform.ALBUM - A & P Show at Reefton. 1971.

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