Friday, January 16, 2015

Thames (NZ): 1933-34 Photo News

A selection of Photo stories that appeared in the Auckland newspapers for 1933.

OLD RIVALS AT RUGBY.—Muller, the Auckland first five-eighths, endeavouring to elude two Thames forwards in the annual match between Thames and Auckland at Eden Park on Saturday. Auckland won by 23 to 14.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 202, 28 August 1933, Page 5

THAMES HOSPITAL Dr. O. S. Hetherington, formerly of Auckland, who has been appointed superintendent of the Thames Hospital.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21651, 17 November 1933, Page 8

SIGHTSEEING FROM THE AIR IN THE PROVINCE: FLYING OVER THAMES visiting aeroplane in flight over Thames. Immediately beneath the machine is the Thames High School and its ground. At the back the well known Karaka Creek, from which much gold was won in the early days.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21662, 30 November 1933, Page 6

THE SCHNAUZER BREED. A pair of this ancient German shepherd group of canines, believed to be the first of their kind to reach New Zealand, arrived by the Tamaroa for a resident of Thames district. [For Dr Barkas of Tapu]
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXV, Issue 53, 3 March 1934, Page 7

CLAIMED AS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST.—A beautiful piece of heart of kauri owned by Mr. G. F. Saunders, of Ponsonby, which it is understood is the largest piece yet sawn. It is 13ft l0in long, 7ft 4 3/4 in wide, and 2 3/4 in thick. The giant tree was originally growing near the Kaueranga River, Thames.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXV, Issue 74, 28 March 1934, Page 5

MAGISTRATE'S RETIREMENT Mr. F. W. Platts, stipendiary magistrate in the Thames district, whose retirement has been announced.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXI, Issue 21829, 18 June 1934, Page 6

Below Left: ANNUAL COUNTRY WEEK HOCKEY TOURNAMENT COMMENCED AT AUCKLAND YESTERDAY A scramble in the Paeroa goal-mouth during a practice match between the Thames and Paeroa ladies' teams yesterday afternoon, when play in the country week tournament commenced at the Remuera hockey grounds. The Paeroa defenders were unable to clear before Thames registered a score.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXI, Issue 21830, 19 June 1934, Page 6

Below Right: HALF-TIME REFRESHMENTS.—A jolly group of Thames girls who are competing in the Country Week hockey tournament at Remuera.
There is also a photo of Miss Lang at the hockey

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