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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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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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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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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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Opera a royal treat

Saturday 4 June | Camera Obscura

Exactly 69 years ago today, the Hamilton Civic Choir, assisted by the Hamilton Civic Orchestra performed Merrie England, a comic opera by Edward German at the Embassy Theatre.

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The rules of boat safety

Saturday 28 May | Camera Obscura

Boat safety was a thing over many centuries. Mostly it was unwritten rules for the greater part of the population.

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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 sound of music

Saturday 21 May | Camera Obscura

This programme dates from 1902.

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The motorcycle gang

Saturday 14 May | Camera Obscura

Last week we featured a pamphlet detailing motorcycle races to be held at Claudelands showground. The event was organized by the Hamilton Motorcycle Club.

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