Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thames (NZ): 1933 Photo News Part One

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

A snapshot from the "Sons of Freedom" sluicing claim in the Grey Valley, West Coast. Two of the party are the Misses Gardiner, whose father, Mr. H. Gardiner, is well known at Thames.

 Source: New Zealand Herald, 13 February 1933, Page 6.
Left - THAMES RESIDENT'S DEATH: Mr. William Scott, a well-known resident and former Mayor of Thames, whose death has occurred.  [Thames Mayor 1897-1898]
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21422, 21 February 1933, Page 6

Right - VETERAN BROKER'S DEATH. Mr. H. S. Ruddock, one of the oldest sharebrokers in Auckland, and formerly associated with the original goldmining operations at Thames, whose death occurred yesterday in his 88th year.

Left - MRS. TUROA ROYAL. (Miriia Roera) whose death occurred recently at the Thames Hospital. Mrs. Royal was born at the Thames 56 years ago and was a chieftainess of the Ngati te Aute, a sub-tribe of the Ngatimaru.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 87, 13 April 1933, Page 8

Right - THAMES STUDENT'S SUCCESS. Mr. S. Cooke, formerly of Thames, who has gained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgy at Missouri University, United States.

M.P. IN THE HUNTING FIELD. Mr. A. M. Samuel, M.P. for Thames, on his well-known hunter El Arish at the Maramarua Hunt Club's meet in the Paeroa district on Tuesday.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21530, 29 June 1933, Page 6

SCENE OF FATAL HOTEL FIRE.—The Royal Oak Hotel at Tapu, near Thames, which was destroyed by fire yesterday. A boarder, Mr. Benjamin Ludwig, perished in the flames.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 160, 10 July 1933, Page 5

MR. AND MRS. W. THOMPSON, of Ariki Street, Grey Lynn, who to-day celebrated their golden wedding. Before coming to Auckland they were well-known residents of the Thames.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXIV, Issue 168, 19 July 1933, Page 13

THAMES TWIN SISTERS' BIRTHDAY Mrs. P. Fisher (left) and Mrs. C. Payne, of Thames, the twin daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Gollop, who are to celebrate their 75th birthday to-day. Mrs. Payne is the mother of Mr. S. Ensor, Mayor of Thames.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXX, Issue 21559, 2 August 1933, Page 4

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