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A bird's eye view...

Monday 17 January | Camera Obscura

From this vantage point today, we would be looking directly at Centre Place. The building on the right remains with Centre Place built around it.

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The spirit of Christmas

Saturday 18 December | Camera Obscura

Singing carols is always a good way to get into the spirit of Christmas! This souvenir programme is from the Carols by Candlelight Hamilton Christmas Festival, held at Hamilton High…

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Festive display lights up

Saturday 11 December | Camera Obscura

This is H & J Court Ltd Victoria Street shop front for Christmas 1962.

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Pollock and Milne

Wednesday 8 December | Stories of Hamilton

In July 1933, it was announced in the Waikato Times that Pollock and Milne had taken over Robinson's, a drapery business at 139 Victoria St.

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Christmas dinner fit for a king

Saturday 4 December | Camera Obscura

This menu comes from the Commercial Hotel in 1953. It notes “Compliments of the Season from Mrs and Mrs S. A. Whyte and Staff”.

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Taking time out to relax

Saturday 27 November | Camera Obscura

The last Camera Obscura image on 13. 03. 2020, before the first Covid lockdown started in earnest, featured yachts on the lake.

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Favourite haunt for film buffs

Saturday 20 November | Camera Obscura

This is a 1992 view of the formerly quite grand theatre.

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Whippet a popular model

Saturday 13 November | Camera Obscura

This flier from September 1926 promotes the Whippet, a new vehicle. J. Pomeroy & Co.

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Hamilton's Municipal Baths

Wednesday 10 November | Stories of Hamilton

The Municipal Baths were opened on 23 December 1912, a year after the formation of the Hamilton Swimming Club.

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Where has this house gone?

Saturday 6 November | Camera Obscura

Driving about town, even walking, odd sights pop up when you least expect them.

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