Category: Camera Obscura


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Civic choir celebrates

Saturday 13 August | Camera Obscura

In July 1956, the Hamilton Civic Choir celebrated it’s tenth anniversary with a concert at the Embassy Theatre. The concert was conducted by J.

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Camping by the lakeside

Saturday 6 August | Camera Obscura

A few weeks ago, we showed a photograph of four young people on holiday.

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Waikato trounced

Saturday 30 July | Camera Obscura

This flier lists the teams from Hamilton and Pukekohe who played a rugby football match at Pukekohe on 23 July, 1927.

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Show on a grand scale

Saturday 23 July | Camera Obscura

Last week we featured a piece of ephemera. It was a flyer for a production of Dick Whittington and his cat done in 1926.

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A purr-fect performance

Saturday 16 July | Camera Obscura

Nighty-six years ago, 50 performers from the St Peter’s Girl Guides performed the bright and sparkling operetta, 'Dick Whittington and His Cat’.

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Smoothing the way

Saturday 9 July | Camera Obscura

New asphalt in Hood Street. It’s always great to have a new surface to drive on – smooth and responsive. Only now the road marking to be done.

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Band's proud tradition

Saturday 2 July | Camera Obscura

The Hamilton Brass Band has a long and proud tradition of music.

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Brewing up a storm

Saturday 25 June | Camera Obscura

In terms of the brewing industry, is this scene now a seldom seen scene? This large accumulation of pint beer bottles is by far the greatest number I have ever…

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Stamping its mark

Saturday 18 June | Camera Obscura

This small round sticker shows a map of New Zealand and a Friesian cow.

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Celebrating city's style

Saturday 11 June | Camera Obscura

We have just seen great celebrations for the Queen’s platinum anniversary. She succeeded her father, King George VI in February 1952.

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