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Ōrongomai Marae 1998; Waitangi open day; Māwai Hakona whanau demonstrate the art of taiaha Dunlop tyre assembly; cross-ply, small sizesArmy charter march 6, Main Street.The Upper Hutt District in the 1840s, by S.C. Brees Hazelwoods promotional booklet, May–June 1958Fire Brigade; new appliance handed over, 6 August 1938.Mounted rifles, Trentham. Line of mounted horses.Silverstream railway bridge 2 (1903-1957); distant view downstream.Main Street, Upper Hutt, January 1948 (L6)Rugby league ball; group, with trophies. [P3-418-1647]Queen Street saleyards; cattle sale. Timber industry; Campbell's Sawmills Ltd, Karapoti; experimental logging tractor on bush tramway bridge. Upper Hutt Rugby Football Club 1928; juniors.New Zealand Railways locomotive, S 0-6-4 T class; number 213Timber industry; axemen at Narrow Neck, Whiteman's Valley.Beauty pageant audience, A & P show, 1967Rimutaka Incline; goods train and surfacemen engaged in track work.  [P2-18-26]St Hilda's Anglican Church 1920s?, south side of Main Street.Soldiers, Trentham 1916 [P2-110-280]Hapai club 8th birthday, Rugby gymnasium; Māwai Hakona Māori concert party and audienceFire; Benge & Pratt's store, Main Street; remains.Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1972. [P2-437-863]Biggs store, Main Street; interior. [P2-939-2195]Upper Hutt railway station 1955; under constructionSchool Patrol Christmas party.Woolworths Checkers of the Year competition 1966; audienceLa De Da's, rugby gym, c. 1967Hazelwoods Women's Day fancy dress entrants.A & P show; cars; Shelly Motors' stand; Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupeUpper Hutt Town Board office; corner of Main and Russell streetsKenneth Graham Rosson 21st.



Special trip to Cross CreekRoller skating; Oceania championship; Imelda Healey, Nick Thom, Alistair MerrifieldUpper Hutt School, Standard 2 and 3; 1969Brown Owl School 1979 Room  7. Infants dept J2-Standard1; Mrs Hill.Raft race; Upper Hutt Services team in "King of the Tote" river race.Pak'n Save customer wins $30 000 in Quality Bakers competition.Upper Hutt College buildings 1965; gym floor beams in placeŌrongomai marae; whare whakairo, from street entranceUnofficial alternative to a proposed artwork, Russell StreetTotalisator Agency Board; Dawn Woodhouse at a betting machine.Upper Hutt Rugby Club jubilee cocktail evening.Fault Line; Emerald Hill; Circa 1980sSTC factoryTrentham Army Camp 03Night procession; pipe band.Wallaceville Research Centre buildings; radio chemistry operating theatre, 1959Dawn Garments factory opening. [P1-2912-5302]1931 Napier earthquake 005Night procession; vehicles marked for the unidentified occasion. [P1-6157-8547]Youth Council revived; five members from each college."Have fun in your bubble" pavement messageDunlops Xmas Party [P1-3558-5948]Main Street 1988; north side  4; Tai Tung, NZI, H C Werry.Upper Hutt Sportsperson of the Year; cricketer Anna O'Leary with parents Mike and Christine.Jackson family and friends; heading to Deep Creek swimming holeUpper Hutt School, Primer 2; 1969Civil Defence 1st Aid Wilkinson Groups [P1-1880-4270]Upper Hutt School, Netball Team C; 1952Eric Wood collection; RotaryHeretaunga Players; King Cole's Court: Little Bo-Peep.Stamps; vintage motorcycles.Wallis 25th wedding anniversary  2. [P1-8825-11215]Silver Stream Railway; New Zealand Railfans' tour party and locomotive Ka935.Wedding; William Baillie, Patricia "Patsy" Vare  3.Summer Carnival 1993; Clydesdale horse rides.Upper Hutt School, unidentified class; 1951Warren Frater 21st [P1-7921-10311]Upper Valley Mixed Over 60s 016Māwai HakonaHeretaunga Players; His Boon Companions: Elma Rowbotham, Chris Bloomfield.Hazelwoods Father Christmas 1966; cave; Happy. [P1-4785-7175]Upper Hutt School, Standard 4; 1933Heretaunga Players; The Glass Menagerie: Martin ?, Stephen Moran.Maidstone Indoor Sports Centre, 69 Montgomery Crescent; indoor netball players.Council staff; community recreation officer Trish Scott and successor Shani Smith.Gran Walker.Trentham Engineering; 20-22 Goodshed Road; Arthur Harris and a Pyroclassic wood-burner.ANZAC Day 1975; Dawn Parade, King Street.Doctor Humphrey Rainey.Nees Mitre 10, 4 Jupiter Grove opens; owner Martyn Lockyer and manager Gary Bevan

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