Thames (NZ) THEN & NOW Views of the Town

The following is a summary of the blog entries that have focused on Then & Now views of our town - Thames New Zealand. Look at the town through the eyes of our ancestors, compared with the views we often take for granted today.

Please use this as a guide and clock the links to view the comparative photographs for each street.

Albert Street - BNZ corner collage 1870s / 2017, a second view
Albert Street - Scrip Corner 1880s / 2015
Albert Street - Curtis' Wharf 1870s / 2015
Albert Street - Victoria Park Rotunda 1900s / 2014 and collage view
Albert Street - looking east 1900s / 2014

Albert Street Collage, old and new

Brunton Crescent East view 1960s / 2015

Burke Street - to the foundry 1910 / 2019
Burke Street - looking east 1900s / 2014
Burke Street - Wharf 1880s / 2014



Fenton Street - Shops 1960s / 2015

Foreshore - aerial changes 1940s / 2015

Grey Street end - Shortland Landing/Wharf 1868 / 2017 and another view
Grey Street - Pollen St intersect Shortland Hotel 1920s / 2015

Karaka (Una) Hill From Bella Street 1867 / 2017

Karaka Road - Rolleston St intersect 1900s / 2018

Kauaeranga River - Swingbridge 1870s / 2017
Kauaeranga Bridge - old and new

Mackay Street - from Upper Albert St 1900s / 2017

Mary Street - shops 1967 / 2015
Mary Street - Pollen St intersect 1870s / 2015
Mary Street - The Gas Works west end 1880s / 2015
Mary Street looking east, old and new.

Pahau Street - Pollen St intersect east 1910s / 2015

Pollen Street, North - Poppet heads 1910s / 2018
Pollen Street, South - Read Bros shop 1950s / 2017
Pollen Street, South - west side shops 1868 / 2015
Pollen Street - Mary St & Shoprite Supermarket 1966 / 2015
Pollen Street - Mary St & Wesleyan Church 1900s / 2015
Pollen Street - Wood's Store 1900s / 2015
Pollen Street - by Walter St 1900s / 2015
Pollen Street - Danby's Shoe Store 1900s / 2015
Pollen Street - Hetherington's Shop 1900s / 2014
Pollen Street - Sealey St intersect BNZ 1920s / 2014
Pollen Street - Post Office 1938 / 2014
Pollen Street - Richmond Street intersect 1940s / 2019

Pollen & Mary St intersect old and new

Queen Street North end looking south 1880s / 2018
Queen Street - Government Buildings 1870s / 2014
Queen Street - north Fish Factory 1910s / 2014

Richmond Street - east from Pollen St intersect 1887 / 2017 and the Brian Boru

Rolleston Street - South School 1920s / 2017

Sealey Street - Thames High School entrance 1930s / 2017

Table Mountain - Views and painting 1900s / 2000s

Tararu Road - House 1900s / 2014