Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lost Landmarks of Thames (NZ)

A new booklet, hot off the press is for sale at The Treasury, Thames. (The Coromandel Heritage Trust)

Title: Lost Landmarks of Thames
The Landmarks include: Meeting House of Hotonui, Mackay and Taipari Residences, BNZ, Waiokaraka and Kauaeranga Girls School, Bull's Battery, Saxon Mine, Thames Gas Works, Shortland Courthouse and Post Office, Pacific Hotel and Academy of Music...to name but a few.

Photo and location details are given, along with a few snippets of history; so that the reader can see the Thames of old that our ancestors called home.

Mary Street Shops c1957
(Above Hospital and St George's Church)
Busy shopping area in the early goldields days

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