Posts Tagged ‘ Hamilton ’

Threshing Tuesday, 1896

Dec 22nd, 2014 | By

Some good person wrote down the exact date on an old photo – which rather makes Perry Rice’s day. This is just the sort of photograph a specialist photograph librarian wants to see. It’s from an album which was donated to us recently though we were given copies of the photos some years ago. As

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Church pic lays legend to rest

Jun 12th, 2013 | By

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 see a very steep rise from the river to the early St Peters Church. That

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But wait – there’s more to tell

Nov 15th, 2012 | By

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 for a particular photo you’ve seen maybe five years ago – the image is clear

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The Aussie experience

Feb 9th, 2012 | By

N8N’s Iris Riddell has just returned from a 12-day trip to Australia, filled with drumming, fancy waistcoats and friendly reptiles. Hugging a snake was never something I envisioned myself doing, but you know what they say: when in Australia, do as the Australians do. Okay, so the individual my friend Ruth and I stayed with

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The sight, sound and smell of stock

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

The ‘rural servicing centre’ has moved around Hamilton over the years as the town expanded and industries waxed and waned.  If the sights of Morrinsville, Cambridge and Te Awamutu tell us anything as we quickly skirt those towns via the by-pass, it is that large chunks of rural servicing has moved clear out of Hamilton

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Rethinking the city

Oct 6th, 2011 | By

Judy McDonald is the co-ordinator of Living Streets Hamilton, a pedestrian advocacy group.  She celebrates the demise of the V8s, and makes some suggestions for our city’s – and our region’s – future.