Perhaps you know where some of the photographs below were taken? If you can help, please note the number related to each image with your comment below. Click on the images to enable enlargement.
1) Its summer here…
2) North Island wharf
3) Is it Otago harbour? And if so, what is the view of?
4) Coastal view – probably North Island
5) Pushing a car through a township somewhere in the North Island
6) Summer again…
7) 19th century factory – perhaps near Dunedin?
8) A coastal Northland township
9) A real local in Rona Bay, Eastbourne – is the house still there?
10) Somewhere in the Coromandel?
11) No clues here….
12) Damage from the 1931 Napier earthquake – which bridge is it?
13) Main street, Greytown?
No. 6 looks like Whale Bay on the Tutukaka coast, Northland.
Number 5 looks like Kaeo. That would be Kaeo Mountain in the background and Pye’s Hall up the stuff street. Agree with Ross re his comments too. Number 8 is Whangaroa Harbour as Ross states. The Marlin Hotel in the background.
No 5 Kaeo Cnr Waikare Ave and Leigh Street. The mountain is Pohue pa – pa of Te Puhi, Te Ara and Ngahururu. Square building on the right is the old ANZ bank
Here’s the same view roughly, the large square front 2 storey Villa in the early photo was a school house (Min Education owned and for teachers), not sure if it is still owned by them but if so I really hope the building is a heritage protected one. This view (pate it in your browser)
see’s just the corner of the roof (red) peeping out. I would like to know who owned the car with this No. Plate back in the day….locals in small town recognise each other by their vehicle passing by – as often as not and it may be a relative of some of us….? Can Te Papa check with the NZ car registrations of the day? I pulled the photo up close and it is clear as a bell, the No. plate, that is.
Actually maybe it isn’t but it looks very similar!
No. 2 definitely is Mangonui in the Far North.
No. 2 is Opua in the Bay of Islands
According to Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=HNS18961020.2.30.4), photo 10 may be Kuaotunu, where Tammadge and McSheffrey’s store was destroyed in a fire in October 1896.
Thanks Lucy. It certainly looks to be Kuaotunu.
N0 2 could be the wharf at Point Howard in Wellington Harbour.
Rebecca – it is definately Ravensbourne (see above) but the date is uncertain. They could be telegrah lines which were installed between Dunedin and Port Chalmers soon after the Chch to Lyttleton lines were put up in 1862.
Thanks Sue McMillan – I agree that it is Ravensbourne. Looking at the buildings below the church (which seems to have gone now) – there is the Post Office and the old Coronation Town Hall with the site between occupied now by the Lodge Maori No 105. You can also see the two shops back towards Dunedin still there as well.
Thanks Ross – this one looks like it
Number 3 isn’t from the 1880’s – the photo clearly has power polls along the side of the road that follows the costline. Is this possibly looking at Port Chalmers?
No 6 Looks very like Cactus Bay Waiheke Island.
1- cold be ohiwa beach eastern bay of plenty and 6. could be otarawairere – whakatane.
6 in the Kaiteriteri area-Little kaiteriteri?
11 Knox College Dunedin?
No.3 Is Otago Harbour. I think it’s looking at Ravensbourne, although I can’t quite place the church.
Quick response – Eric Lee Johnson 2 is Opua I suggest. 6 is Rawene.
No.5 may be in Kaeo, Northland, judging by the shape of the supermarket on the corner and the bank opposite. Supermarket still exists.
No.8 is definately at Whangaroa between the township and wharf, the overhanging tree still exists and is seen in many photos of Whangaroa.
Hi Ross re: no. 8 Whangaroa is this the approximate view?
no, you need to go back to approx 573 Whangaroa rd, more towards the township. I have some old b/w pics of the tree 1905ish, if you need them sent.
5 Kaeo, ANZ bank with Pohue pa in background
8 Whangaroa village: pohutukawa tree, Marlin hotel still there, Marlin wharf, the church is still there as well – recently renovated.