Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thames (NZ): 1956 at the Thames

The Thames Library has a 'short story competition' for Heritage Week - inviting stories about early Thames.
Subject: Life in Early Thames. Three categories: 8-12yrs, 13-19yrs, and adult. Entry forms available at the Library from 28th January 2014. Entries close 7th March 2014 and winners announced during Festival. Prize in each category: $50.00 book voucher.
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Why not give it a go and tell a story about your ancestors at the Thames.
If we were to go back just 50 plus years...I would write of a time when you actually felt like you lived by the sea, a time when mangroves hadn't taken over the foreshore and the that's what I call Thames!
Looking from School of Mines on corner of Cochrane Street to the Mary Street Intersect on the right
Part of the larger photo below taken March 1956
Source:  Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs. Ref: WA-40768-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.