Back in the 1980's, Doug Barker of Thames was prolific in producing cartoons of Thames events and in particular, he focused on his fellow workers at A & G Prices of Thames. Thanks to a worker who saved them being destroyed, they still exist today. They need a clean and will be scanned, indexed and copied at The Treasury in the near future.
One of the cartoons is below; a common theme was taking an event happening in a given year and drawing it in context 100 years before. Price's being known as Rices. Note in this one the Wakatere paddle steamer ambling along the gulf.
The moral is, please don't discard of any documents and photos related to Thames - check with places like The Treasury, so these treasures can be saved.