Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thames (NZ): 150 Event - Photographic Display at The Treasury

Like many Thames researchers I spend hours hunting for old photos of the town; so I wondered if there would be anything new to see in this latest collection?

Well the great news is that there are many! The Treasury's photographic display entitled "Growing with Gold" covers a wide range of topics, along with views of the town. Mining, forestry, hotels, hospital, parades are but a few of the themes explored.

Photographs adorn the walls and display boards in the old newspaper room now meeting room of the old Carnegie Library. While photographic albums contain many more photographs; along with a slideshow that is running where you can grab a seat and stop and reflect on the growth of the town.

Today when I called in Miriam and Merv of the Treasury's Photographic Group were on hand answering questions and elaborating on photographs in the display. The room was busy and it was great to see descendants of early Thamesites viewing the town through the eyes of their early settler families.
Above: Miriam & Merv welcome visitors to the "Growing with Gold"
Photographic Exhibition.

The Treasury, Queen Street, Thames