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Category Archives: History
Changes have taken place on Thomas and Hukanui Roads. Horsham Downs’ photographer Claudia Aalderink snapped these pics after the trees were cut. (Not so many years ago the space was a mini woodlands, with mature trees within and roses growing … Continue reading
Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice finds there is new information to be had in old pictures. In some of the very earliest photographs of the south end of what is now Victoria Street but was, until about 1918, Tisdall Street, we … Continue reading
Born in 1914 and trained as a dental nurse, Gladys Reid was farming at Te Aroha when she identified zinc could prevent or reduce the impact of facial eczema. She recieved an OBE for her work in 1983. Annette Taylor … Continue reading
Alan Sharp unearths some of the history around those old farm troughs. Is this the last of the old 12-foot troughs that were dotted around Gordonton and surrounding districts? Until recently, one was across the road from the Tauhei Hall, … Continue reading
A bungalow on the road to Gordonton was the star in Ann McEwan’s Waikato Times history piece this week. In her regular column Memory Boxes she said a few historic houses embody the rural history - and the Thomas house … Continue reading