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Racing for a good cause

Saturday 7 May | Camera Obscura

This flier is promoting a fundraising event held on 10 December 1932. Motor cycle races were held at Claudelands Racecourse, the “Best and Only Banked Track in the Dominion”.

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How times have changed

Saturday 30 April | Camera Obscura

A little bit of old Hamilton in August 1967. In the day, the population of the city was about 63,000, about a third of the Hamilton inhabitants today.

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Researching Military Ancestors

Wednesday 27 April | Resources

Do you have family members that served in the military? Would you like to find out more about what they did during their service? ANZAC Day is often a time when people…

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Piping to a lake gathering

Saturday 23 April | Camera Obscura

This flier promotes the annual gathering hosted by the South Auckland Caledonian Society at Lake Rotoroa on 3 January 1928.

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Taking a well earned break

Saturday 16 April | Camera Obscura

These are Hamilton people on holiday ‘up north’ (we think).

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Births, Deaths & Marriages Index - Tips & Tricks

Wednesday 13 April | Resources

Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages can be a valuable resource when researching your family history.

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'Champions of the world'

Saturday 9 April | Camera Obscura

This ticket for a complimentary smoke concert was held at the Hamilton Town Hall on 3 April, 1907.

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And the rain came down

Saturday 2 April | Camera Obscura

Last week featured a rowing regatta programme for 1965. Regattas had been going on in Hamilton since 1904. This is 1907, the year of the big flood.

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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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Fun times at regatta, carnival

Saturday 26 March | Camera Obscura

This souvenir programme outlines all the events held as part of the Hamilton Regatta and Carnival over 30 January – 1 February 1965 at Ferry Bank.

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