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Upper 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.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 coupe
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The Flue Shop, 63 Montgomery Crescent; Roy Tomlinson and ornamental robot.Jacqui Nelson, cyclist, back from France and Olympics.Wedding; Neville Cole, Catherine Haxton 20; bridesmaid and guest at reception.H20 Xtream; February 2023Heretaunga Players; Sweeney Todd; Kristine Klocek, Jim Grant.Murdoch Pahi, early 1970sLocal election candidates 1989; City Council, northern ward;  3/10; 4 required; Heather NewellMilitary Service, World War II; Italy, Dolomites? climber.Woolworths display; fresh vegetables. [P1-6366-8756]Upper Hutt Rugby Football Club 1988 Argentina Tour vs Cordoba won 18-13Ralton silver wedding.Hutt Valley History 45; Industry and Commerce 003; coaching stables near Lower Hutt StationTrentham School. Children playing. [P2-294-471]Moore baby. [P1-7149-9539]Efil Doog Garden of Art, Akatarawa; group with 'Dragon Fly' sculptureArmstrong 21st [P1-8052-10442]Heretaunga Players; Windmill Land.Māwai Hakona 1974; at Waitangi for New Zealand Day; Royal Yacht in background.Dunlop factory construction; west end, from hillside, 3Art club Spanish evening.Queen Mother visit, 1958RSA Ball 1. [P1-1754-4144]Robins Flower and Boutique, 152 Main Street; owners Norene Hewett, Beryl Kirk.Workers building the new stand at Trentham RacecourseHector and Jim Hazelwood, Hector Poulson with a Ford Model T Car; Circa 1920sBrown Owl School 1964; class photo 11. [P2-1199-2857]House, unidentified; Howard Real Estate? [P1-4922-7312]Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1966; cave; Happy. [P1-4678-7068]Te Marua School 1967 StaffWallaceville Research Centre buildings; unidentified unitCentral Institute of Technology; ACT Party MP Dr Muriel Newman (R) with Mary Lepaio, Simone Dapas, Sam Darroch.Wairarapa-class railcar RM-7 'Matahourua' arriving at KaitokeFire Service; Silverstream volunteer Jack Sheahan retires after 40 years.RSA Ball 1973. [P1-5516-7906]Hutt Valet Services, 18 Montgomery Crescent; John Hollis, owner.Aerial view 1997(?); looking west to Mana IslandMaidstone Park; miniature railway giving rides to children and bears at teddybears' picnic.Ken Geange's Rangimarie FarmNew Zealand railways locomotive, X 4-8-2 class, number 439; first built of its classKaitoke Christmas social.Hot air balloon, 'Whiskas' National Cat Show; Queen's Birthday weekend, probably.Rimutaka Tunnel, c. 1954Brown Owl School 1964; gymnasts. Girl Guide Dominion Camp; Trentham, Upper Hutt; 1930Heretaunga Players; The Good Old Days: Reg Thorpe, unknown, Darren Collin, Margaret Belsham, Eric Brown, unknown.Inner Wheel Club; president Fay Hunt.Wayne Roberts 21st.A & P show; cattle; prize Jersey dairy cow.Wilf Munn; Margaret and Frank Benge; ca. 1930sMcCurdy's Castle, 1905.
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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.