Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

Swamp clearing 1900’s style

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

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 1909. We have many other SC Smith photos in our collection as does the Cambridge

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That’s some cup

Nov 5th, 2012 | By

All this talk of Calf Club Days from years gone by has caused Gordonton resident Alan Sharp to send in the above photo, taken in 1951.  He wants to know if anyone recognises the cup – probably from Gordonton School – and if it still exists.  He wonders who has the honour of being the

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