Category: Stories of Hamilton


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The history of the famous miners cough cure

Wednesday 20 July | Stories of Hamilton

There is many a home medicine cabinet being raided right now with both Covid and seasonal colds and flu doing the rounds.

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The Waikato River in flood, 1907

Wednesday 6 July | Stories of Hamilton

The unprecedented rainfall just in January 1907 caused one of the biggest floods in the history of New Zealand.

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Cats in the Collection

Wednesday 22 June | Stories of Hamilton

Taking photos of our pets is not something that started with camera phones! For as long as we've had the ability to take photographs, we've taken photos of our beloved…

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Royal Visits

Wednesday 8 June | Stories of Hamilton

Visits by the British Royal Family to Aotearoa New Zealand have always been memorial events.

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History of the Hamilton Hotel 1865-1985

Wednesday 25 May | Stories of Hamilton

The first Hamilton Hotel, was opened in March of 1865 by Captain W. E. Turner, formerly a commander of the colonial paddle steamer, the PS Rangiriri.

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The Battle of Ooraakau, 1864

Wednesday 30 March | Stories of Hamilton, Resources

This week's blog commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Ooraakau, near Kihikihi.

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Three Selected Items

Thursday 3 March | Stories of Hamilton

These items were chosen by Glenview team member, Lis. She shares her thoughts on a selection of images from our Heritage Collections Online.

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Overground, underground, the evolution of railway in Hamilton

Wednesday 16 February | Stories of Hamilton

 Train crossing Claudelands Rail Bridge, c. 1918, HCL_02097 By 1884 the economic activity of the Waikato district demanded transport.

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A Brief History of Seddon Park

Wednesday 19 January | Stories of Hamilton

Seddon Park is home to Hamilton's main cricket ground. It is used as a test venue, an international one day venue and is the home of Northern Districts Cricket.

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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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