Was it a good year for fishing?
Well, in 1905 there was no shortage of fish, as the photo below shows a catch of 1500 dozen fish were being processed at Thames! (Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 26 October 1905 p012)
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How many knew of the major market gardens that were at the Thames of old. Perhaps the photo below is of the gardens south of the Kauaeranga River crossing - while others existed on Shortland flat, up on the hills of Mt Pleasant, or out at Parawai. The image below was taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 25 February 1909 p015 - Description: Tomato growing in New Zealand: a fine orchard plantation of 8000 plants in full bearing at the Thames, Auckland.
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