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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]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.



A & P show; cars; Shelly Motors' stand; Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupeUpper Hutt Primary School, 1930Opposition Leader Mike Moore visits Upper Hutt FoodbankGolder Cottage Museum, November 1989.Brown Owl School 1973; rugby; A team. [P2-1334-2992]Brown Owl School 1979 Staff.Maoribank School; Wellington Hurricanes rugby player Mike Edwards signs a poster.Upper Hutt School, Standard 3 and 4; 1958Ray Philipson, apprentice with McDonald Furniture Ltd, Stokes Valley wins top award in the furniture machinery prarctical trade.21st birthday; Ian Codyre 12. Sister Jan Codyre, right.Lidgett sheep, Brentwood; twin lambs, Maidstone Intermediate 1984 Sport; boys' hockey AKaitoke Country Gardens wedding and functions centre nearing completion; Fiona and Mark Rammell.Lambregts German restaurant opensPolice; watchhouse keeper Constable Peter Whiteman at a new control centre.Savage Crescent Kindergarten Xmas [P1-5740-8130]Broadway Meats, 733 Fergusson Drive; Steve, Bernie and Bernie's son Lionel.Miss Watt; debutante? [P1-6240-8630]Upper Hutt School, unidentified class; 1942Art club Spanish evening.Brown Owl School 1968; class photo  6. [P2-1267-2925]Heretaunga Players; The Magic Shoemaker: Ken Cotton.Dunlop factory building construction; 2-storey office block and canteen.Upper Hutt School, boys' softball team; 1954Totara Park bridge 11; abutment; pouring concrete.Dunlops Xmas Party [P1-3708-6098]Heretaunga Players; The Telephone Never Rings: Pauline Tegg.Wedding; Graham Whitt, Carol Yvette Simpson  3. [P1-6729-9119]Heretaunga Players; Bang Bang You're Dead, or Red Sky at Night?Children of Edwin James Beavis (1st Marriage) Van Der Togt wedding  9. [P1-8817-11207]Relief camp for unemployed workers at Akatarawa; ca. 1930sKnox Grant [P1-4222-6612]Heretaunga College; senior girls' team; Wellington cross-country and road-running champions.05 Original Composition picturesRugby ground and industrial buildings, seen from Wallaceville Hill road.Chalked "Be Kind" pavement message, Pinehaven Local election candidates 1989; Rimutaka Licensing Trust; Heather Meads; three required; first of seven.Upper Hutt 1990 organisers Russell Cameron and Monika Harris.Resene Paints, 1038-1044 Fergusson Drive; Mayor Rex Kirton and managing director Tony Nightingale.Wellington Golf Club Ball [P1-6280-8670]Civic Centre design  5, April 1968; architect's drawing; council chamber, administration block, civic hall.Main road; excavation for stormwater, or possibly sewer; obstacles.Ōrongomai Marae 1998; CIT students Makere Kingi, Pheona Harris prepare for an egg and spoon race.Tony Mason with friend and Triumph 'Spitfire', at 21st? [P1-5316-7706]Smugglers, corner of King Street & Fergusson Drive; Gary Hanson wins Honda motorbike in 'Spell Lion' promotion.Scouts and Guides; Gang Show; 'Putting on the Style' group.Upper Hutt School, Room 6; 1974James Middleton; entrant in TV fitness test 'The Krypton Factor'.Upper Hutt School, 'Little Acorns'; 1999

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