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Looking back at Libraries in Hamilton

Thursday 2 November

2023 marks the 30th year that the Central Library has been operating from our current location in Garden Place.

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Waikato River - the beginning

Wednesday 11 October | Stories of Hamilton, Resources,

The Waikato River is Aotearoa/New Zealand’s longest and journey starts at Mount Ruapehu, high up in the central North Island volcanic zone and flows out into the Tasman Sea at…

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Winter shows as they used to be

Saturday 15 July | Camera Obscura,

The Winter Show circa 1920. Note the flags of different nations.

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Trying it on Scout fundraiser

Saturday 8 July | Camera Obscura,

110 years ago this week, a grand concert was held at the Frankton Town Hall to aid the Boy Scouts’ Hall Building Fund.

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Three unknown men in the era of narrow ties

Saturday 1 July | Camera Obscura,

For quite some years now, researchers, historians and genealogists have had great benefit from our collection of photographs.

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Latest in milking technology

Wednesday 28 June

Lister cream separators were on show last week. This is what a milking machine and separator stand looked like at the winter show about 1914.

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Picnic by an archaeological dig

Saturday 24 June | Camera Obscura,

1978. 01.

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Street Names Through the Years

Wednesday 14 June | Resources,

HCL_09608, Hamilton City Libraries Street names change from time to time, none more-so than Hamilton streets since the first surveys were drawn onto plans and approved.

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The cream separator

Saturday 10 June | Camera Obscura,

This brochure from c. 1931 outlines the new models available from R. A. Lister & Co Ltd. The Lister Separator Co.

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Railway on shopping strip

Saturday 3 June | Camera Obscura,

This is from a wee album of ‘works photos’ taken by the intrepid A. E. (Hef) Graham. In the album there is a typed pasted-in label, ‘6. 5.

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Player's first performance

Saturday 27 May | Camera Obscura,

On 29 August 1935, the St Peter’s Players performed “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Oscar Wilde’s well known comedy to a crowded auditorium.

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Libraries in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton

Wednesday 24 May | Library History,

2023 marks the 30th year that the Central Library has been operating from our current location in Garden Place.

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