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Fire; 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 Fire 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]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 audience
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Team Extreme; seventh national group.Girl Guides Upper Hutt Division; Rangers; District Camp; 1974Military Service, World War II; harbour.Campbell Family Photograph; Pete and Mac Campbell; ca 1920sBrown Owl School; Arts and Crafts; theme unidentified.Maidstone Mall cooking demonstration; June Phillips.Poulson collection; unidentified woman; May Hazelwood? Double exposure.Ka-class steam locomotive No. 956 taking on water from vat at Upper Hutt. [P3-7-17]Upper Hutt School, Room 8, New Entrants; 1981Upper Hutt School, unidentified class; 1945Rugby League; Upper Hutt Tigers; Kiwis player Mike Kuiti signs up for another season.Sudfelt Davidson Engagement [P1-6792-9182]Heretaunga Players; The Bear: Margo Every, Bob Gillespie.Car Rally; 1958-59Dunlop Christmas social; Mike ('Moke') and Carol O'Keefe.A & P show; ponies.Netball; Upper Hutt players at Levin years 5-8 tournament; 80 teams participating.Hazelwoods sales pictures; two carved ornaments; male and female with child. [P1-226-1152]St Joseph's dance. [P1-5686-8076]Teenage Dance [P1-1727-4117]Sister Aidan. [P1-3059-5449]Upper Hutt College; Form Class 6G2; 1971Fergusson Drive; No.  807-809; Leaders Real Estate, Hirepool.Heretaunga Players; One Wild Oat: Jocelyn Stephenson, Norman Kemble, Stan Hoskins, Royce Doyle.Heretaunga Players; Sweeney Todd; Royce Doyle, Ron Evans 2.Maidstone Pool; manager Adrian Doig, with the pool freshly painted.Mary Ann McCurdy, aged 100, with daughter Flora; 1965 Upper Hutt College Sport; Badminton, 1968 (?)Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1968; cave. [P1-4534-6924]BMX racing, McLeod Street; Wellington championships; Tony Surrey, senior men's winner.Upper Hutt Bowling Club undated 011Century plant flowers; Daniel and Sarah Kitching.Main Street, 1997, south side; No. 16; State Insurance.Upper Hutt School, Room 9; 1997Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1966; cave; Dopey. [P1-4732-7122]Upper Hutt School, unidentified class; 1966Wedding; G. E. Davidson, Beverley Morrison 16. Central Institute of Technology interiors; chemistry laboratory; detail.Upper Hutt School, Form 1; 1952Bill Jeffries, M P; image used on heading for a series of 'Leader' reports to his electorate.Goodland 2 Women & 2 ChildrenUpper Hutt Rugby Football Club 1930 Old TimersPumpkin CottageMaymorn contractors' ball. [P1-7602-9992]Da-class diesel-electric locomotives with goods train; Drewry 88-seat railcar leaving Upper Hutt on northbound service.Upper Hutt College buildings 1968; Library interiorFourmyula Lower Hutt; Ali Richardson. [P1-3888-6278]RaboDirect Big Coast, 2011Maidstone Pool; ca. 1980Upper Hutt School, Primer 4; 1953
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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.

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