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The history of Waikato Hospital part 2

Thursday 15 February | Stories of Hamilton,

Lounge in Ward 18 at Waikato Hospital c.

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Victoria Street in Cambridge

Thursday 15 February | Camera Obscura,

This is a view, you could say, indistinct from many New Zealand and Australian towns in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

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Man & woman on single horse buggy

Thursday 15 February | Camera Obscura,

Outside Silverdale House, January 1895. Mr F E N Gaudin and his sister Mrs Marie Davis are seated in a trap.

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Bridge & Anglesea Streets roundabout

Thursday 15 February | Camera Obscura,

This used to be a ‘T’ intersection but it has not been so for many years since the opening of the whole of Cobham Drive.

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The Merry Widow

Thursday 15 February | Camera Obscura,

HCLE_00353 This week we are showcasing a programme from the Hamilton Operatic Society from September 1953.

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Old Hamiltonians

Thursday 15 February | Camera Obscura,

HCL_00334 An image of influential Hamiltonians.

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Elderly men pass the time of day

Wednesday 14 February | Camera Obscura,

Entering into September across the country, that bowling clubs even in the darkest recesses of the very south of the South Island, were readied for the season’s opening torrential spring…

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Drawing room at Silverdale

Sunday 11 February | Camera Obscura,

Today’s image is the drawing room of Silverdale House in 1895, a great example of Victorian décor, patterns everywhere! A sign of the times is also the different musical instruments,…

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Cambridge Town Hall

Sunday 11 February

Cambridge Town Hall HCL_08941 In the very lower right-hand corner is possibly a sliver of Lake Street.

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Looking back at libraries in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton - Part 4

Wednesday 7 February | Library History,

The second Hamilton Public Library in Victoria c.

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Paddle Steamers PS Rawhiti II

Wednesday 7 February | Camera Obscura, Resources,

On the river: Paddle Steamers PS Rawhiti II, thought to have been taken while on her maiden voyage ceria March 1926.

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Looking back at libraries in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton - Part 3

Wednesday 7 February | Stories of Hamilton, Library History,

A Church of England Carnival Parade taking place in 1887.

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