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This early photo of Pipiriki on the Wanganui river...

This early photo of Pipiriki on the Wanganui river is showing the Hatrick owned Paddle steamer the Wairere This early photo of Pipiriki on the Wanganui river is showing the Hatrick owned Paddle steamer the Wairere
 

This photo of a Maori girl was taken by Frank...

This photo of a Maori girl was taken by Frank Denton in Wanganui around 1905 This photo of a Maori girl was taken by Frank Denton in Wanganui around 1905
 

This photo taken of Victoria ave Wanganui was...

This photo taken of Victoria ave Wanganui was taken during the 1920's and was taken by S C Smith This photo taken of Victoria ave Wanganui was taken during the 1920's and was taken by S C Smith
 

This photo is looking along the main st of Ohakune...

This photo is looking along the main st of Ohakune around 1910 and was taken by William Archer Price This photo is looking along the main st of Ohakune around 1910 and was taken by William Archer Price
 

Seems i need to explain AGAIN why i have...

Seems i need to explain AGAIN why i have watermarks on these photo's when some are on line and you can just download, its simple every photo i have on this page my own, and others downloaded have been Digitally altered , some have had colour added or removed contrast and exposure changed , some cropped and many other things done to them to suit this page,I do not want them downloaded from this page with these alterations/format just download the originals yourself.The Watermarks will...
 

Hatrick's Ps Wairere on the Wanganui River undated...

Hatrick's Ps Wairere on the Wanganui River undated but around 1910 Hatrick's Ps Wairere on the Wanganui River undated but around 1910
 

This photo of Horopito(near Ohakune) was taken in...

This photo of Horopito(near Ohakune) was taken in 1912 and is showing Mt Ruapehu Its was taken by F G Radcliffe during his photographic trip around NZ in 1909 -1912 This photo of Horopito(near Ohakune) was taken in 1912 and is showing Mt Ruapehu Its was taken by F G Radcliffe during his photographic trip around NZ in 1909 -1912
 

The Chateau Tongariro opened on the 4th Nov...

The Chateau Tongariro opened on the 4th Nov 1929(which was weird as there coundn't have been much snow at that time of the year) The Chateau Tongariro opened on the 4th Nov 1929(which was weird as there coundn't have been much snow at that time of the year)
 

Victoria Ave Wanganui Photo im thinking about...

Victoria Ave Wanganui Photo im thinking about 1918? DIC building was built around 1915 and is in this postcard Victoria Ave Wanganui Photo im thinking about 1918? DIC building was built around 1915 and is in this postcard
 

Now this is a simple question is it the A's or is...

Now this is a simple question is it the A's or is it the B's, What was the first type of money you can remember handing Decimal currency or Pre Decimal ( i never ever saw i 50 pound note or the 100 but i can remember the change over) Now this is a simple question is it the A's or is it the B's, What was the first type of money you can remember handing Decimal currency or Pre Decimal ( i never ever saw i 50 pound note or the 100 but i can remember the change over)
 

The changing Buildings of lower Bates Street here...

The changing Buildings of lower Bates Street here in Wanganui 1st pic is the old Computer center, it sits on the Site of the Wanganui Brewery Building 2nd is the Wanganui Brewery buildings 3rd is of the the same site well before either of the above buildings were put on it
 

This early photo taken by Frank Denton of Victoria...

This early photo taken by Frank Denton of Victoria Ave Wanganui shows J & D McFarlane (sail-makers)on the left side of the ave ,They were sail-makers and the second photo iv'e put up shows at some time they had moved to Taupo Quay here in Wanganui. Its great to see what old type of businesses ran from our old town i doubt very much if sail-making would survive now a days here but who knows
 

Hatrick's Largest riverboat the Ps Manuwai on the...

Hatrick's Largest riverboat the Ps Manuwai on the Wanganui River on New Years Day in 1907 Hatrick's Largest riverboat the Ps Manuwai on the Wanganui River on New Years Day in 1907
 

Our Wanganui River has a great history and has...

Our Wanganui River has a great history and has left a paper trail for us to look back into our past,as these few leaflets from a very large collection of mine show Our Wanganui River has a great history and has left a paper trail for us to look back into our past,as these few leaflets from a very large collection of mine show
 

This photo was taken by F G Radcliffe of Ridgway...

This photo was taken by F G Radcliffe of Ridgway st here in Wanganui during his visit in 1909 This photo was taken by F G Radcliffe of Ridgway st here in Wanganui during his visit in 1909
 

Wanganui's old Stern Wheeler the Ps Manuwai on the...

Wanganui's old Stern Wheeler the Ps Manuwai on the Waikato river after 1922 and before 1938 Wanganui's old Stern Wheeler the Ps Manuwai on the Waikato river after 1922 and before 1938
 

These three photos from the W R Museum are of the...

These three photos from the W R Museum are of the Ridgway Street fire and were taken on the evening of the 8th and morning of the 9th Feb 1994, in this fire we lost six historic buildings here in Wanganui These three photos from the W R Museum are of the Ridgway Street fire and were taken on the evening of the 8th and morning of the 9th Feb 1994, in this fire we lost six historic buildings here in Wanganui
 

Rusling family, Laura’s Wanganui River diary...

Rusling family, Laura’s Wanganui River diary Rusling family, Laura’s Wanganui River diary
 

Wanganui's Victoria Ave School Once sat opposite...

Wanganui's Victoria Ave School Once sat opposite Burger king etc(well i think thats where it was please correct me if im wrong) Wanganui's Victoria Ave School Once sat opposite Burger king etc(well i think thats where it was please correct me if im wrong)
 

This photo was taken by A P Godber in 1920 at...

This photo was taken by A P Godber in 1920 at Manunui. Its of a A class locomotive being used as a bush loco and was being used by the sawmill of Ellis & Burnand This photo was taken by A P Godber in 1920 at Manunui. Its of a A class locomotive being used as a bush loco and was being used by the sawmill of Ellis & Burnand
 

Hatrick's largest riverboat the Ps Manuwai worked...

Hatrick's largest riverboat the Ps Manuwai worked on the Wanganui river from 1894 ( was built on the banks of the Wanganui river down opposite Suzuki on Taupo Quay) until 1922 when it was sold to work the Waikato river. It sank their in 1938 and it remains are still at Mercer. This photo shows the Manuwai abandoned on the Waikato river at Mercer around the 1960's as far as i can make out.