Bird's eye view of Hamilton's timber yard

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This is Ellis & Burnand’s timber yard in Bryce Street. It is perhaps best described as a sliver of land in the block between Hinemoa (Tristram) Street and Seddon Road. At this time Anglesea Street and Tristram Street terminated at Ward Street. The railway line still ran at ground level. To the immediate left of the yard is the railway line - Frankton to Hamilton. Ellis’s had a private railway siding where wagons would be shunted in with timber loads. Only lightweight locomotives could shunt there as the siding was rated as ‘not fit’ for J, K, Ka, Wab and X classes. On the horizon left is Hamilton Girls High School. To the right is the Frankton water tower. The photo was taken in 1961 from the roof of Ellis & Burnand’s house factory.

Contributed by Perry Rice, Heritage Librarian – Photographs, Hamilton Central Library. If you have any information you would like to pass on or would like to buy an electronic copy of the photo, please e-mail quoting: HCL_04669