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Biggs store, Main Street; interior. [P2-939-2195]Hapai club  8th birthday, Rugby gymnasium; Mawai Hakona Maori concert party and audience.Fire Brigade; new appliance handed over, 6 August 1938.The Upper Hutt District in the 1840s, by S.C. Brees Hazelwoods promotional booklet, May–June 1958A & P show; cars; Shelly Motors' stand; Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupeŌrongomai Marae 1998; Waitangi open day; Māwai Hakona whanau demonstrate the art of taiaha Army charter march 6, Main Street.Dunlop tyre assembly; cross-ply, small sizesLa De Da's, rugby gym, c. 1967Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1972. [P2-437-863]Hazelwoods Women's Day fancy dress entrants.Upper Hutt Town Board office; corner of Main and Russell streetsKenneth Graham Rosson 21st.Rimutaka Incline; goods train and surfacemen engaged in track work.  [P2-18-26]St Hilda's Anglican Church 1920s?, south side of Main Street.Soldiers, Trentham 1916 [P2-110-280]Fire; Benge & Pratt's store, Main Street; remains.Rugby league ball; group, with trophies. [P3-418-1647]Mounted rifles, Trentham. Line of mounted horses.Main Street, Upper Hutt, January 1948 (L6)Upper Hutt railway station 1955; under constructionSchool Patrol Christmas party.Woolworths Checkers of the Year competition 1966; audienceSilverstream railway bridge 2 (1903-1957); distant view downstream.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, 1967
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Maoribank School 'Fabulous Frames' technology project; Nicole Avison, 7 with frame covered with spray-painted broken shells.Rimutaka Baptist Church; new minister John Norton and wife Janice.Scallywag Pirates; Rob and Polly with Tim Clarke, 4.Soldiers; group 1, with rifles, in front of horse-drawn cart.Flood, 1963; view from 32 Moonshine Road, looking towards Upper Hutt College.Silverstream Volunteer Fire Brigade 1973; UFBA Conference, MatamataUpper Hutt College 1967; form 6A  Fire; Craig's Flat / Riverstone Terraces.Te Marua School; Lyndal McLean and Kenneth; Circa 1960sCommunity Gallery; various media; Flora Christeller, Margaret Vlassof, Susan Miller, Anna Veneberg.Central Institute of Technology buildings; the Bateman Library; model.Upper Hutt College 1992; form 7LE (Lee)Trentham racecourse Wellington Cup day, 2004; crowd of 20 000House, unidentified; Howard Real Estate. [P1-4946-7336]Martin girl and Golliwog. [P1-8311-10701]Totara Lodge, 68 Ararino Street; Peter Parkin, Tandem VIP hostess and Halcrow Corvette.Maidstone Intermediate 1969 Construction 001Heretaunga Players; Night Must Fall: John Evans, Royce Doyle.Maidstone Terrace from Wallaceville Hill Road; Circa 1980s Flair Flooring, 22 Pine Avenue; Tom Delaney; with  Trevor Salisbury, Salisbury Construction Developments.Silverstream Park Christian Centre, formerly Silverstream Hospital; map.Te Marua School; Hutt River swimming hole, circa 1955Roller skating; novice Louisa Parker, 12, wins four placings in competition at end of one-week Dunedin seminar.Dunlops Xmas Party [P1-3748-6138]Alex Henderson from the supply section wins $4274 from General Motors suggestion scheme.City status celebrations; old identities' afternoon tea, Heretaunga College.Te Marua School; "Patricia"; Circa 1955Trentham racecourse; Sylvia Varnham O'Regan in full "clerk of the course" regalia, with mum Mary Varnham.Helen Matthew; later 'Miss Upper Hutt' and Mrs Clifford Matson.Carol Ross; Member of the 1st Upper Hutt Brownie Pack; ca 1950sGoodland boy with cricket batWellington City Transport to take over urban services from Runciman MotorsKids at Maidstone PoolFlair Flooring; 22 Pine Avenue; sales assistant Kim Shallcrass with  carpet samples.Upper Hutt College; Allan Hunter building opening 4; Allan Hunter.Wedding; Victor Mills, Carol Sharpe  4. [P1-8684-11074]The Blue Ts Mothers Group 033Brown Owl School 1965; house captains and principalMaidstone Mall; James Smith's sewing competition.Rugby; Wellington Hurricanes train at the CIT site; Upper Hutt's Tim Fairbrother provides front support.Pianist Graeme Cosslett; one of three finalists in Christchurch concerto competition.Aerial view; the Haywards hill road, looking west towards Judgeford.General Motors socialDunlop people; engineering staffGayle Fesche farewell. [P1-3804-6194]Heretaunga Players; The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew: Eric Brown.South Pacific Tyres; long-service groupHeretaunga Players; Trial by Jury: Gerard Ryan, Jim Grant, Dick Packard (The  Upper Hutt Choral Society).Brown Owl School 1978; children from destroyed classrooms, at Oxford Crescent School.Railway accident; Upper Hutt-Wellington train on faulty track near Haywards; 3 killed, 20 injured. [P2-682-1687]
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