|Top left of Postcard: Prince Imperial Mine, Saxon Mine along Pollen Street.|
Top left is St George's Church and centre right is the St James Church.
|Centre of Postcard: View along Queen Street. Past the Queen's Hotel, Government Buildings - to Chas Judd Ltd centre left. Top right the South / Shortland Railway Station and the Shortland Wharf. Totara Point can be seen top left.|
|Lower left of Postcard: The area now known as the Gold Discovery - Hauraki Prospectors' Association.|
THEN & NOW: 1880s to 2018
The deep drains on the side of the verge would have posed a problem for walker and driver if they ventured close to the edge of the road!
The roads tend to be used in the middle, and the edges appear rough and even grassed in parts. This would no doubt have made travel a challenge at times - especially during winter. As you get to the Moanataiari area the road is very much just a dirt track and the cart lines are clearly visible. Are they even tramlines? or the remnants of lines.