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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.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.
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Leper Sisters [P1-8247-10637]Bonnie Glen; Ken McCurdy at the rear door of McCurdy's Castle.Heretaunga Players; The Chiltern Hundreds: Richard Bradley, Margaret Smythe.E. G. Taylor Trentham Army Camp 20Birchville bridge 1; Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River, Rata Street to Bridge RoadUpper Hutt College buildings May 1965; gym framework startedMain Street; looking west from near Russell Street.Guthrie Bowron, 37 Queen Street; paint and wallpaper; new owner Gracemary Ward.Hutt County staff; George Jane, roading overseer, retires at 60, after 23 years' road work.Christmas carnival 1968; finale.Rotary Chinese dinner dance.American sailors visit Campbell's Sawmill, 1925Embroiderers' Guild; holiday programme; Katherine Walton, Shona Cantwell, Rene Schrijer with pincushions.Hazelwoods; staff member Sue Pratley.Dawn Garments ball. [P1-2803-5193]Dunlops Xmas Party [P1-3696-6086]World jousting championships; Australians Darren and Trafford Alexander, Arnold Dobbe and Ryan Shaw.Maymorn contractors' ball. [P1-7600-9990]Pinehaven School; Victorian/Edwardian picnic lunch at Maidstone Park.Safe With Age driver refresher course co-ordinators Pam and Ken Brown resign; replacements sought.Civic Ball [P1-1827-4217]Davis 21st [P1-3468-5858]Upper Hutt School Room, Staff; 1983Wedding; Richard Clive Pearson, Judith Rosemary Piper  8.Main Street, c.1974; south side, looking east from opposite Wakefield StreetWedding; Mark Ihaia, Elaine Smith  6.Clifford family group, Mangaroa, c. 1915Silverstream Volunteer Fire Brigade; awards; 1997; Formal AGM and Honours nightWallaceville Research Centre staff; John Rudge and Sue Millar, Chinese Party - August, 1962Gibbons Street, west side; No.  5-7; Gillies Group.Ray Smith wedding. [P1-7775-10165]Bogg Wedding [P1-7484-9874]Fernlea Pottery; visit by regional information officersBMX racing, McLeod Street; Wellington championships; Brian Rakete, 4.Harcourt Park; Senior Playground; ca 1990sFergusson Drive, north side; No.  909; Maidstone Countdown.Civil Defence exercise.Te Marua speedway; promotional and marketing manager Bill Stevens.Upper Hutt Toy Library 'Big Rides Day' fund-raiser; 5 rides for a $5 ticket; Christopher Passmore, 3, on concrete mixing truck.Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1966; cave; Grumpy and Sleepy.Military Service, World War II; Italy, Dolomites? climbers.Heretaunga Players; New Clothes for the Emperor: Arthur Williams, Les Jones.Beazley-Anderson wedding 12. [P1-8086-10476]Mere Poutu with tukutuku panelsHeretaunga Players; Under Milk Wood: Marta Buchanan, Kay Melhuish, Joan Moran, unknown, Erica Lupi.Holiday Activities; Circa 1980sCivic Ball [P1-6521-8911]Upper Hutt Tennis Club; 3rd Grade; 1965-66Birchville School; principal Lynley Marwick, Claire Johnson, Clare Ryan clearing for hall foundations.Campbell Family Photograph; Bette and Mac Campbell in a Hammock; ca 1920s
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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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Upper Hutt City Centre: a virtual Heritage Tour

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