Skip to header
Mobile logo
Queen Street saleyards; cattle sale. Timber industry; Campbell's Sawmills Ltd, Karapoti; experimental logging tractor on bush tramway bridge. Upper Hutt Rugby Football Club 1928; juniors.New Zealand Railways locomotive, S 0-6-4 T class; number 213Timber industry; axemen at Narrow Neck, Whiteman's Valley.Beauty pageant audience, A & P show, 1967Rimutaka Incline; goods train and surfacemen engaged in track work.  [P2-18-26]St Hilda's Anglican Church, south side of Main Street.Soldiers, Trentham 1916 [P2-110-280]Hapai club 8th birthday, Rugby gymnasium; Māwai Hakona Māori concert party and audienceFire; Benge & Pratt's store, Main Street; remains.Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1972. [P2-437-863]Biggs store, Main Street; interior. [P2-939-2195]Upper Hutt railway station 1955; under constructionSchool Patrol Christmas party.Woolworths Checkers of the Year competition 1966; audienceLa De Da's, rugby gym, c. 1967Hazelwoods Women's Day fancy dress entrants.A & P show; cars; Shelly Motors' stand; Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupeUpper Hutt Town Board office; corner of Main and Russell streetsKenneth Graham Rosson 21st.Ōrongomai Marae 1998; Waitangi open day; Māwai Hakona whanau demonstrate the art of taiaha Dunlop tyre assembly; cross-ply, small sizesArmy charter march 6, Main Street.The Upper Hutt District in the 1840s, by S.C. Brees Hazelwoods promotional booklet, May–June 1958Fire Brigade; new appliance handed over, 6 August 1938.Mounted rifles, Trentham. Line of mounted horses.Silverstream railway bridge 2 (1903-1957); distant view downstream.Main Street, Upper Hutt, January 1948 (L6)Rugby league ball; group, with trophies. [P3-418-1647]



Scottish Society ball. [P1-5798-8188]Central Institute of Technology staff, occupational therapy tutor; Sheelagh Leary on leave; seeking publisher for a fourth book, on teaching such lessons.Fletcher baby 2. [P1-3845-6235]Silver Stream Railway; locomotive Ka-935 in action.Eileen Connole and swastika-like mantelpiece decoration.Silverstream Kindergarten 042Women riding on a gig; ca 1912The Drifters, Billy Washington, Wayne Foster, Patrick Jackson at the Provincial Events Centre.Swimming Club carnival competitors [P3-305-1381]New Zealand Army van on top of two marker posts in Blenheim Street.Silverstream New World supermarket queue 02St Joseph's Catholic Church of 1864; class group 3B; primary age girls in uniform.Main Street 1989  8; No. 119-121; Cliff Pepperell's menswear; No. 123, Countrywide Bank.Trampoline Club; Stephen McVey, Aline Wilson, Tony Costley, Nina Grant in NZ team for Pan Pacific Championship.Dawn Garments ball. [P1-2807-5197]House; typical apartment block 1Maymorn School break-up  2. [P1-1461-3851]Wedding; Kenneth Greig McDonald and Elizabeth Pearlene Baker  8A.Upper Hutt Bowling Club 1962 Golden Jubilee 026Māwai Hakona junior members, The Governor tv series, 1977.Rotary; conference weekend; one of 59 trees planted by presidents.Heretaunga Players; Trial by Jury: Joan Moran, Brian Jackson (Upper Hutt Choral Society.Mall fashion parade; James Smith's. [P1-8284-10674]Upper Hutt School, Primer 1 and 2; 1944Wedding; Eric Gorrie and Christine Tapp 19.Hazelwoods Children [P1-1939-4329]Hazelwoods; staff member Patricia Jephson, fashion parade compere.Escapologist at A & P show, Trentham Park 8; with ambulance men, after performance, A & P Show.Colin Miller wedding  9.Soccer; coach Glen Higham and under tens "Silver Pines"; won first game of the season.Ken Geange -  Farm at MangaroaWedding; Brian John Pearce and Dale Susan Stewart;  6; Jean Cardno, Dorothy and Jack Delmonte . [P1-8748-11138]Fergusson Drive, south side; No.  794; Burger KingLibrary 1; corner Main and Russell Streets; moving out, September 1956.Freyberg Road; Petone Rifle Club. [P2-312-508]Maidstone Pool; opening of the filtration plant; mid-1960sStewart Milne wedding  9. [P1-7285-9675]Dave's Wood & Upholstery, 40 Ward Street; Holsman motor buggy with new leather and canopy by David Wilkens.Craig's Flat ground-breaking; evening function; Dr Wu speakingLonely Goatherd pub, 3 King Street; murals by Mary Archibald.Upper Hutt School, Room 7; 2004Entertainer John McRae (or MacRea); now working with keyboard player Peter Allison.Repco staff.Summit station yard; We-class 4-6-4T locomotive, No. 198.Aerial view 1968; central Upper Hutt, Gibbons Street to Henry Street looking north to the river.Bowling Club; Exchange Street all-weather green tested; Bruce Smith bowling.Heretaunga College buildings; gymnasium/Community Sports Centre; architect William Pearson and Associates' drawing.Fergusson Drive; No. 1193; Gorrie Auto Services.Te Marua Speedway; International Motor Stunts.New Zealand Railways locomotive, Wg 4-6-4 T class; number 493

UPPER HUTT RECOLLECT is the interactive database for the Upper Hutt City Library Heritage Collections. It provides easy online access to a rich store of heritage material relating to Upper Hutt City, its people, and events.

By registering as a member (all that's required is an email address or Facebook account) you're also able to contribute your own knowledge and memories about our holdings, as well as create personal collections of your own.

We are now sharing highlights of our collection on our new Facebook page. Like Upper Hutt Heritage and get updates from us right to your feed.


Special Project

Upper Hutt City Centre: a virtual Heritage Tour

Take yourself on a virtual walking tour telling the history of Upper Hutt's CBD.