Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thames (NZ): More Holidays at Waihi Beach & Bowentown

More on Waihi beach, a favourite for many Thamesite, especially before the Kopu-Hikuai road opened up the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula.

During the depression years my mother's family lived in the squatter's bachs at Bowentown aka Anzac Bay. (Photos below)
 
Description: ON THE COAST, NEAR BOWENTOWN, TAURANGA HARBOUR, EAST COAST, NORTH ISLAND.
Source: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19100526-10-3 '

When the tide was low at Bowentown, there was always the surf at Waihi Beach to swim in.
JOYS OF SURFING AT WAIHI BEACH: A MERRY BATHING PARTY IN THE BREAKERS.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 13 January 1927 p037 Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19270113-37-2
PROGRESSIVE OF A POPULAR NORTH ISLAND SUMMER SEASIDE RESORT: ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY OFFICIALLY SWITCHED ON IN THE WAIHI BEACH AREA .
Source: 'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19321221-37-3 Auckland Weekly News 21 Dec 1932
Description A motorists' canvastown on the ocean foreshore at popular Waihi Beach.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 23 DECEMBER 1936 p049 'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19361223-49-1'
 Looking for Information on Waihi & Waihi Beach?

Book: The Why, How, When and Where of The Waihi Beach Story, by Hank Hanlen

Online at: The Ohinemuri Journal and The Waihi Museum

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