Maybe your family had bought a new house? There was a good house for sale at The Hape for $10,000!
Or for $6,000 you could buy two 2 bedroom flats at Tararu.
The town was growing, reclamation work was well underway all along the foreshore. Danby Field stood out in an aerial photograph taken in 1968 - and guess what there were no mangroves at the park's western seaward wall!
|Thames, Hauraki Gulf, showing debouchement of the Waihou River. |
Ref: WA-67391-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22824930
As the month of July progressed, Thamesites began talking about the moon and waited to see what would happen when astronauts headed into space. Then the big day came, 20 June 1969, Man walked on the moon!
"July 20 marks 50 years since NASA's Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the Moon. This week Kiwis remember where they were when they heard those famous small steps.
"Houston, Tranquillity Base here," astronaut Neil Armstrong said as his lunar module, Eagle, touched down on the Sea of Tranquillity on Sunday, July 20, 1969.
"The Eagle has landed." Stuff nz
One young Thames boy had the last word: "Gee its fab" was all he said.