Still unsolved mysteries (part 3 of 3)

Still unsolved mysteries (part 3 of 3)

So here are the mysteries that remain unsolved – if you can help please use the comment section at the end of this post.

1) mystery beach…

Untitled (pohutukawa fringed beach), circa 1965, New Zealand. National Publicity Studios. Purchased 2003. Te Papa
Untitled (pohutukawa fringed beach), circa 1965, New Zealand. National Publicity Studios. Purchased 2003. Te Papa

2) we know that it is not Olveston, Bishop’s Court or Columba College…

Untitled, 1890 s, New Zealand. Maker unknown. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
Untitled, 1890 s, New Zealand. Maker unknown. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

3) North Island?

New Zealand coastline scenery, 1950 s, New Zealand. Eric Lee-Johnson. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. © Te Papa.
New Zealand coastline scenery, 1950 s, New Zealand. Eric Lee-Johnson. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. © Te Papa.

4) Small North Island town…

North Island township scene - pushstarting a stalled motorcar, 1950 s, New Zealand. Eric Lee-Johnson. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. © Te Papa.
North Island township scene – pushstarting a stalled motorcar, 1950 s, New Zealand. Eric Lee-Johnson. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. © Te Papa.

5) 19th century South Island factory…

Untitled, 1880s. Burton Brothers. Te Papa
Untitled, 1880s. Burton Brothers. Te Papa

6) Napier earthquake damage but which bridge?

Untitled, circa 1931, Hawke's Bay. Maker unknown. Gift of Mrs J Paterson, date unknown. Te Papa
Untitled, circa 1931, Hawke’s Bay. Maker unknown. Gift of Mrs J Paterson, date unknown. Te Papa

7) A house in Christchurch…

Domestic architecture, Christchurch (grey house), 1976, New Zealand. Laurence Aberhart. Purchased 1983 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa

8) and another house in Christchurch….

Domestic architecture, Christchurch (white house), 1976, New Zealand. Laurence Aberhart. Purchased 1983 with New Zealand Lottery Board funds. Te Papa

9) This one is still a complete mystery…

[Illegible] Abbey, New Zealand. Burton Brothers, Maker unknown. Te Papa

The earlier posts published last year were: Unsolved mysteries, Object unknown and Lost houses.

11 Comments

  1. 6 is Westshore Bridge, I have a photo of it from a side view

    1. Thanks Suzanne

  2. no 3 – this image was almost certainly not taken in NZ. Where would one find the combination of white washed house walls, roman tiled roof, stone tower, limestone cliff and what looks like candelabra cactuses on the cliffs in the forefront? My pick would be somewhere in southern Spain or the Canaries

  3. no. 5 – Kaitangata Coal Company’s Mine near Balclutha – thanks Fay

  4. No. 5) Looks more like a gold mine/gold processing site perhaps Golden progress but Im not quite sure looks like its from up Central Otago anyway

  5. Could no 2 be Knox College in Dunedin?

  6. I endorse the idea that 4 is Kaeo – the hill behind is Pohue pa (NZ Historic Places Trust registered) which belonged to Te Ara (George), connected to the Boyd, 1809.

    1. thanks Stuart!

  7. no. 6 also as the 1918 road and rail bridge over the Ahuriri Estuary, Westshore, Napier. – thanks Karen & Andrea!

  8. no. 4 has been identified as Kaeo – thanks

  9. From the date and the urban-looking kerb channelling in such a rural location, the North Island township scene looks like it it most likely a Waikato hydro scheme town.

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