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This photo was taken by Ans Westra of rural life...

This photo was taken by Ans Westra of rural life in Pipiriki Near the banks of the Wanganui River in 1963 This photo was taken by Ans Westra of rural life in Pipiriki Near the banks of the Wanganui River in 1963
 

This Frank Denton photo taken in 1911 is of the...

This Frank Denton photo taken in 1911 is of the inside of Shepherd Bros Auction mart in Victoria Ave Wanganui This Frank Denton photo taken in 1911 is of the inside of Shepherd Bros Auction mart in Victoria Ave Wanganui
 

Now we do have a steam winch on the Ps Waimarie...

Now we do have a steam winch on the Ps Waimarie but here is a photo of the original one. Now we do have a steam winch on the Ps Waimarie but here is a photo of the original one.
 

The grand opening of the Whanganui Riverboat...

The grand opening of the Whanganui Riverboat Center on Taupo Quay Wanganui on the 24-2-1996, Many very well known people are in these photos some are not with us today but still remembered for your efforts thank you girls and guys, This museum come ticking office still operates today to service the Ps Waimarie and free to visit
 

Early postcard of the Sarjeant Art Gallery here in...

Early postcard of the Sarjeant Art Gallery here in Wanganui around 1940's im thinking Early postcard of the Sarjeant Art Gallery here in Wanganui around 1940's im thinking
 

1st photo SS Waitangi around June 1923 second...

1st photo SS Waitangi around June 1923 second photo is what she looked like in 2010 Built in Grangemouth, England in 1889 as the Banks Peninsula, she was 120 feet long, 192 tonnes and had a top speed of 12 knots. She began her brief, somewhat patchy career in New Zealand in 1919, when she was purchased by the Patea Co-operative Freezing Company and renamed Waitangi. On 5 May 1923, Waitangi was entering Patea, a busy river port. To protect the river mouth from cross-currents and shifting...
 

This riverboat photo is of the Mv Otunui being...

This riverboat photo is of the Mv Otunui being lifted out of the Wanganui River late 1990's im thinking as there is no walkway along to the Riverboat center in this photo This riverboat photo is of the Mv Otunui being lifted out of the Wanganui River late 1990's im thinking as there is no walkway along to the Riverboat center in this photo
 

1st photo was sent in to me by Sue Pye and is...

1st photo was sent in to me by Sue Pye and is showing the Wanganui 1940 flood on Taupo Quay but more importantly its showing James C Nixon's premises that once stood between the Union Club and The riverboat center, He also ran a small fleet of riverboats the -May -Queen-Albatross-Alert and show in many of my early Hatrick riverboat photos 2nd photo is this site today
 

This photo taken in 1993 is showing you the Ps...

This photo taken in 1993 is showing you the Ps Waimarie boiler house and its Starboard steam engine and ruined boiler during its salvage 2nd and 3rd and 4th photo shows you what this power plant looks like today and while the steam boiler is not original the steam engines are
 

This photo taken at Wanganui speedway is showing...

This photo taken at Wanganui speedway is showing Charlie Berntsen(Big Bad Charlie) and a few other well known stock car drivers, Charlie Berntsen is shown on the bottom row in center with black T shirt He had this exceptional talent and drive to push the limits which earned him the nickname Big Bad Charlie early on in his career. He won the first ever race on the Wanganui speedway in October 1972, before becoming the first Wanganui winner of the nationals in the 1981/82 season in the...
 

This photo was taken in 1936 on the Wanganui River...

This photo was taken in 1936 on the Wanganui River and im thinking its the riverboat the Mv Waiora and if it is its near the end of its life as it was laid up a year after this photo was taken in 1937. There is still a section of her stern laying in the river across from where the Ps Waimarie berths now at Hatricks 's Old foundry site. One of her rudders is in my personnel collection.
 

1st photo is from the Gladys Turner collection and...

1st photo is from the Gladys Turner collection and is showing you Yewen's Service Station in Putik Wanganuii in the 1950's the second pic taken yesterday is showing you the site today 1st photo is from the Gladys Turner collection and is showing you Yewen's Service Station in Putik Wanganuii in the 1950's the second pic taken yesterday is showing you the site today
 

Fun day seeing the sights up the Whanganui River...

Fun day seeing the sights up the Whanganui River Road. Fun day seeing the sights up the Whanganui River Road.
 

1st photo is showing you the Mv Ongarue in poor...

1st photo is showing you the Mv Ongarue in poor condition in 1981 on the banks of the Wanganui river 2nd photo is showing you what she looks like a few months back in the Whanganui Riverboat museum on Taupo Quay, and while we have fitted and anchor to the bow it still looks much the same as this photo, However there is alot of damage due to rust in the frames and metal work that is not shown in this photo and we are hoping that one day this very well known riverboat will be...
 

The White Stag museum come deer park No 2 line...

The White Stag museum come deer park No 2 line heading towards Fordell around the early 1980's, showing the railway signal tower in the paddock The White Stag museum come deer park No 2 line heading towards Fordell around the early 1980's, showing the railway signal tower in the paddock
 

The Mv Wairua just after salvage in 1987 sitting...

The Mv Wairua just after salvage in 1987 sitting on the Putiki Slipway The Mv Wairua just after salvage in 1987 sitting on the Putiki Slipway
 

This photo from G Butler is showing you the old...

This photo from G Butler is showing you the old premises of H J Dalzell in Dublin Street Wanganui This photo from G Butler is showing you the old premises of H J Dalzell in Dublin Street Wanganui
 

This photo taken in 1993 on the banks of the...

This photo taken in 1993 on the banks of the Wanganui river is showing the Ps Waimarie during salvage This photo taken in 1993 on the banks of the Wanganui river is showing the Ps Waimarie during salvage
 

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

This photo was taken by F G Radcliffe of Taihape around 1908 This photo was taken by F G Radcliffe of Taihape around 1908
 

This photo taken by C J Dillon on the 20-3-1913 is...

This photo taken by C J Dillon on the 20-3-1913 is showing a log being taken to the Mill at Raetihi This photo taken by C J Dillon on the 20-3-1913 is showing a log being taken to the Mill at Raetihi
 

1st photo is showing you the bottom of Victoria...

1st photo is showing you the bottom of Victoria ave Wanganui during the 1904 flood 2nd photo is looking down at the same site today 1st photo is showing you the bottom of Victoria ave Wanganui during the 1904 flood 2nd photo is looking down at the same site today