Monday, January 19, 2015

Thames (NZ): 1935-1936 Photo Stories

A selection of Photo stories that appeared in the Auckland newspapers for 1935 and 1936.

PIONEER THAMES TWINS. Mrs P. Fisher (left) and Mrs C. Payne, Thames twins who celebrate their 77th birthday anniversary to-day. They have lived at Thames continuously for 68 years.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22177, 2 August 1935, Page 3



FAMILY OF FIVE BROTHERS AND FIVE SISTERS SIT DOWN TO A MEAL TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME. Members of the Rhodes family photographed at a reunion dinner in Auckland last evening. From left, back row: Messrs. H. Rhodes, of Perth; T. W. Rhodes of Wellington, formerly M.P for Thames; R. Rhodes, of Weymouth; President Rhodes of Papatoetoe (so named because he was born on July 4); C G Rhodes, of Remuera; Front Row: Mrs P H Munro, Mount Eden; Mrs. C. S. Laird, Pukekohe; Mrs. D. Andrews, of Hamilton; Mrs. J. J. Boyce, of Epsom; Mrs. N. Sorenson, of Frankton. Owing to a wide discrepancy in ages the oldest was married and had left home before the youngest was born. All are married and have families, the children now living numbering 44.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22186, 13 August 1935, Page 6


DEATH AT THAMES. Mr J. W. Poulgrain, a prominent Thames professional man and local body official,, whose death has occurred.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22206, 5 September 1935, Page 8











NEW ZEALAND NATIVE TEAM 1888
Source: Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 120, 16 November 1935, Page 25
 



MR J THORN. Labour Thames.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22278, 28 November 1935, Page 13

THAMES STREETS AWASH.—A scene at the corner of  Pollen and Cochrane Streets, where extensive damage was caused by the overflow of the Karaka Creek.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 29, 4 February 1936, Page 5

STREETS TRANSFORMED INTO WATERWAYS.— Boats were used as a means of transport in Thames streets on Sunday.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 29, 4 February 1936, Page 5

COMPLETE IN EVERY DETAIL.—Model of one of the New Zealand Railways' engines made by Mr, G. Donaldson, of Thames.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 64, 16 March 1936, Page 5

Below left, DEATH OF PRIEST. The Rev. Father F. Dignan, parish priest of Thames for many years, whose death has occurred.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22371, 18 March 1936, Page 10


Below right, PERSONALITIES IN THE BIRDCAGE.  H. Caro (owner), A. Winder (trainer), C. W. Winder (Thames).

 

A SHOW CHAMPION. The Melba, exhibited by Mr. R. Twentyman, of Thames, which yesterday was awarded the champion of champions bloom at the Mount Albert Horticultural Society s show.
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 97, 24 April 1936, Page 11

LATE MR. W. M. O'HARA'S REMAINS BROUGHT TO NEW ZEALAND. The casket, draped with Union Jack, after being lowered on to the wharf from the Monowai last evening. The body was received by former war comrades of the late Mr. O Hara. The burial will take place at Wharepoa, near Thames, to-day.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22440, 9 June 1936, Page 8



AT THE GRAVESIDE OF A N.Z. AIRMAN.— The "Last Post" being sounded over the grave of the late Mr. W. M. O'Hara, who was killed last month when his machine crashed and caught fire near Sydney. The body arrived on the Monowai and the funeral took place yesterday at Hikutaia, in Thames County.
 Source: Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 136, 10 June 1936, Page 9


LARGE AND REPRESENTATIVE GATHERING AT THE FUNERAL OF NEW ZEALAND AIRMAN WHO WAS KILLED AS THE RESULT OF A FLYING. Right: The Scenes at yesterday's funeral of the late Mr. W. M. O'Hara, whose remains were brought from Australia for burial at Wharepoa, near Thames. Left: The long cortege outside the Roman Catholic Church at Hikutaia. Right: The gathering at the graveside during the burial service.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22441, 10 June 1936, Page 10

PIONEER THAMES TWINS. Mrs. P. Fisher (left} and Mrs. C. Payne, Thames twins who celebrated their 78th birthday anniversary yesterday. They have lived at Thames continuously for 69 years. Link for photo: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22487, 3 August 1936, Page 3
See other years for similar photos

CARAVANNING IN COMPANY: Members of the thriving Cambridge Caravan Company on a tour to the Thames Coast. The caravan has attained popularity in the United. States in recent years and it is becoming more familiar on the roads of the Dominion.
Source: New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22576, 14 November 1936, Page 14

IN THE BIRDCAGE YESTERDAY (Part of photo)
Source: Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 309, 30 December 1936, Page 12

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