Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thames (NZ): 1932 Photo News

A selection of Photo stories that appeared in the Auckland newspapers for 1932.

MOTORING ACCIDENT ON THE THAMES COAST DURING THE WEEK-END. This two-seater motor-car, carrying three passengers, skidded from the main road over a 10ft. bank into the surf, about three miles from Thames, on Sunday afternoon. The occupants of the car escaped serious injury.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21072, 5 January 1932, Page 6
A CLOSE FINISH AT THE THAMES TROTTING CLUB'S MEETING ON SATURDAY. Guid Hairst (nearest camera) narrowly winning the Hikutaia Handicap from Pukemiro (rails). Mazda was third. The winner was making his first public appearance.
THAMES RUGBY. AUCKLAND DEFEATS THAMES IN REPRESENTATIVE RUGBY FOOTBALL MATCH. Forwards jumping for the ball during one of the line-outs in the Thames-Auckland match at Eden Park on Saturday afternoon. Auckland won 27 points to 3.
Dr Owen Hetherington (Auckland Star, 25 June 1932) and Mr T W Rhodes (Auckland Star, 16 May 1932)
Left: DEATH OF PIONEER Mr.S. H. Davey, a very old and well-known resident of the Thames Valley district, whose death has occurred at Te Aroha, aged 93 years. (New Zealand Herald, 22 December 1932)
Right: PIONEER'S DEATH Mrs. Ellen A. Towers, of Auckland, one of the oldest members of the Old Thames Girls' Association, whose death has occurred in her 87th year.   (New Zealand Herald, 19 August 1932). Obituary NZ Herald 19 Aug 1932.

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