Friday, January 9, 2015

Thames (NZ): Holdships' Wharf at end of Cochrane Street

Yes we had another wharf! The Holdship Wharf belonged to the Holdship Timber Company and they used it for the transport of timber for their timber mill in Bay View (the name given for this area).

Description: Looking from the Holdships Wharf towards Thames, showing houses; Shipping Suppliers store is the two-storied building on Beach Road (left); the Bay View Hotel (centre); St George's Church with spire (right)
Source:  'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 4-RIC136'

 Part of the Mining Illustrated c1868 map below, shows the Holdship wharf at the end of Cochrane Street. On the left at the end of Albert Street, is the Grahamstown Wharf, more commonly known as Curtis' Wharf.
 Source:  'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZ Map 4531'

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