Sunday, January 18, 2015

Thames (NZ): Kauaeranga River Sports

Do we appreciate the Kauaeranga River today?
In the past sports and related swimming activities were held on the river. Thamesites loved a trip up the river in a boat. To go swimming. Yes and even to fish for trout. Today maybe best known for the walks and the facilities offered by DOC. Below are some images of the past.

Description Right: A GLIMPSE OF THE KAUAERANGA RIVER, THAMES.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 28 SEPTEMBER 1905  ' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19050928-3-2 ' 

Description: THE TROUT-FISHING SEASON IN NEW ZEALAND: ONE OF THE FIRST TROUT CAUGHT IN THE KAUAERANGA RIVER, THAMES,AUCKLAND.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 12 MARCH 1908 ' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19080312-2-5

Description: NEW ZEALAND'S BEAUTIFUL RIVER SCENERY: VIEW ON THE KAUAERANGA RIVER, THAMES AUCKLAND.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 04 JULY 1907 ' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19070704-1-2 '

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