Posts Tagged ‘ Perry Rice ’

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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Bridging the gap

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

“It’s halfway to Auckland!” shouted the very vocal opponents of the new bridge proposal. Those who didn’t say that quite so stridently certainly did consider it “too far out in the country”. All of which must be accepted as strange behaviour for anyone north of the railway track (now Claudelands Rd) because this bridge gave

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Before the Farming Family

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

This is the spot where a rural family moved in and occupied the land. Right here in front of the camera. Yes, it is the intersection of Ulster, Victoria, and Liverpool Streets – hardly recognisable. It’s not only showcasing how much this part of Hamilton has changed but also how much the world manufacturing economy

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Electric trucks bring home the milk

Nov 26th, 2011 | By

This is an interesting sight if ever I saw one. The year is 1924 and this scene is cropped from the centre of a panoramic photo by a Wellington photographer. The original shows sheds and fields to the right and houses to the left. It is no easy task to sort out the orientation of

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A day at the sale yards

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

This time it’s real value for money – two for the price of one! I think the auctioneer was probably trying to do the opposite – one for the price of two! See the chap in the second photo with his arm outstretched. Now, I’ve been to a few stock sales and general auctions in

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The original rental car company

Oct 25th, 2011 | By

This could be about 1890-1900 – there appears to be a distinct lack of power or phone lines. It’s thought the stables were situated about where Iguana Restaurant is today in Victoria Street. Note the head sign – Hamilton Horse Bazaar. Dalgliesh & Co feature in the 1910 New Zealand Post Office Directory and have

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