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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.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.



Wedding of Ivy Marriot and Sam Winterbottom; 1949Rhein Cafe, 237 Main Street, owner Wah Sewhoy.Silverstream Volunteer Fire Brigade; awards; 1997;  Formal AGM and Honours night; dinner setupGeneral Motors socialTunnel Gully reserve footbridge being helicoptered into position.City Status procession No. 23; fire brigades and vintage appliances.Higgins O'Styke wedding  4.Dunlop Christmas social; Barbara Boaza with cigarette? Wellington Golf Club Social [P1-6292-8682]Police fitness test, Trentham Racecourse; Constable Brian Childs; best performer.Summit; celebration after arrival of last train Joyce Laurie 21st; brother at right?Military Service, World War II  0204Maidstone United Rugby Netball Club; 1982Twin Lakes Motor Company, 769 Fergusson Drive; Kevin Murphy, Chris Reynolds.NZPO School Savings ; Fraser Crescent; 1967 School YearSilverstream Hospital; ca 1941Hazelwoods buildings; 1906 approx; view of store from the south-east.Hazelwoods Burgess McMillan FarewellHarris family; Pip, David and John Harris (Beryl and Arthur Harris’s children) at the family home, Sandford St, Upper Hutt,  c.1965General election candidates 1990; Heretaunga electorate; National party; Peter McCardle; first of seven; 1990; 44.2%.Hazelwoods Women's Day. [P1-4424-6814]House, unidentified; Howard Real Estate. [P1-4938-7328]Joyce Laurie 21st; father at left?Dunlops Xmas Party [P1-3627-6017]Rugby League Ball [P1-2157-4547]Maidstone United Rugby Netball Club; no dateBrown Owl School 1967; class photo 20. [P2-1257-2915]Doris Nicholson Kindergarten; Afternoon Session; 1991 Les Molloy, author, and Quentin Christie, photographer, with their book 'The Living Mantle', on New Zealand soils.Brown Owl School 1995 Room  7; Junior 1-2; teacher, Mrs S Curtis.Cornelius Aben and German Shepherds. Main Street, looking west from Queen's Chambers (east of Wakefield Street).Hazelwood's 75th Anniversary CelebrationsWallaceville Research Centre buildings; Hopkirk building and original building.H20 Xtream; February 2023Squash; Eileen Patterson receives Badge of Gold from Sir Richard Hadlee.Clark, bowler. [P1-3410-5800]Wedding; A. Hamill, Heather Douglas 10. [P1-8171-10561]Dunlop people; unidentified man; 'weekend warrior'(?), with safety glasses and tyre-trimming knifeHeretaunga Players; The Long Wait: Margaret McCrimmon, Jack Haxton.General election candidates 1996; Rimutaka electorate; Daniel Hegarty, McGillicuddy Serious Party; seventh of eight; 0.7% (212 votes!).Bruce Goodall, Lions president 1987/1988.Main Street; troops marching back from Maymorn to Trentham.Upper Hutt College hall; dedication of carvingsTelecom Staff Training Complex; 1988Golden wedding;  Edna and Hugh McCallum. Upper Hutt College sport; Netball 1965 [?]Moonshine; Green Acres; 158.5 acres of pines, pasture and fresh water springs for sale.Gillett 21st [P1-7355-9745]

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