Monday, February 11, 2013

Thames (NZ): Heritage Week & Identification of Houses

During the Heritage festival this year, the Thames Library are holding an event called: Capturing the Present, to become the Heritage of the Future.

The details posted are:
Add your photos and memories to a digital archive collection of buildings and homes in Thames. Bring in your current (and old) photos of buildings around Thames - perhaps your home, your workplace, your school. We'll help you scan and upload them to the Thames Streets & Places basket on Kete Hauraki Coromandel. Material in this Kete is harvested to National Library NZ's National Digital Heritage Archive, ensuring that it will always be safely stored for future generations to access. Play your part in leaving a trail for future generations to explore. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you each weekday during the Festival, from 10am to 12 noon, at Thames Library.

The event is Monday 11 March to Friday 15 March and Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March 2013
Times 10am - 12pm

You can view photos that are already onsite and add comments - just complete the simple login registration


Looking south from Broad Street, over Shortland (Thames). At centre right of image (amongst small group of buildings on the flat), are the premises of Butement Brothers, Manufacturers of Aerated Waters and Cordials, situated along Pollen Street. The Butement Brothers had aerated water factories established in Dunedin, Greymouth, Christchurch, Wellington and Shortland. The long white building in the centre background is Smale's Folly (Smale's Boarding House), built 1868/9. Phoenix Brewery?, centre left.
Thames Coromandel Region (N.Z.)

Source: 'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 7-A16669'