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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
They were big and robust, but slow, with limited manoeuvrability. Nevertheless, they revolutionised agriculture. Perry Rice muses about traction engines. Traction engines were a part of everyday life for many folk, town and country, for less than a hundred years. … Continue reading
Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice starts the new year with a look at farm life from a century ago. Far from his home in Wellington, the intrepid photographer SC Smith took this photo of a farmer/farm worker near Piako Road around … Continue reading
Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice takes one last look at the Farmers Co-op. Previous stories here and here. After the last meander along a somewhat weedy memory lane I had call from a charming gentleman who had further information on FAC. … Continue reading
Hamilton Central Libraries’ Perry Rice has been digging in the drawers again and come up with a postscript to his recent article on the old Bisley building. New information is to hand. This happens from time to time when searching … Continue reading