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Wanganui Collegiate, founded in 1854, moved to a...

Wanganui Collegiate, founded in 1854, moved to a new site in 1911–12, on what was then the outskirts of the town. These students are celebrating the opening of the main new school buildings in 1912.This photo shows the children doing a military drill who knew that two years later on the 28-July -1914 the world would be at war. F Denton photo
 

This great photo is a nice bit of Wanganui Race...

This great photo is a nice bit of Wanganui Race history and was sent in by Craig Milne of his fathers(Brian Milne's) Midget race car Called Miss Wanganui, By the trophy on the back wheel it was very successful as well. This page always appreciate the help of its members in sharing their private photos with the public Thanks very much Craig
 

An interesting view aboard the Mv Waireka...

An interesting view aboard the Mv Waireka traveling on the Wanganui River An interesting view aboard the Mv Waireka traveling on the Wanganui River
 

Today's old news item was on the 28-6-1923 Kings...

Today's old news item was on the 28-6-1923 Kings police Medal’s These medals were awarded by His Majesty to constables RJ Wilson No 1823 and F J Donoghue N 1768 on the 28-6-1923 both stationed at Wanganui; for their bravery arresting two armed burglars who had broken into a local store and were caught in the act. Both offenders fired at the two constables who promptly grappled with them and with the help of the store owners secured the arrest. The constables were unarmed, and it was...
 

Mangamahu Beheading 1921...

Mangamahu Beheading 1921 Mangamahu Beheading 1921
 

small news item for today is this photo of the...

small news item for today is this photo of the Sperm Whale that was washed up on Kiatoke Beach near Wanganui on the 28-8-1913 small news item for today is this photo of the Sperm Whale that was washed up on Kiatoke Beach near Wanganui on the 28-8-1913
 

Great photo of the old Wanganui River Hatrick...

Great photo of the old Wanganui River Hatrick riverboat the Mv Waireka Great photo of the old Wanganui River Hatrick riverboat the Mv Waireka
 

People looking into the back of a draper van near...

People looking into the back of a draper van near the Makatote viaduct People looking into the back of a draper van near the Makatote viaduct
 

The Majestic Theatre that was on the corner of...

The Majestic Theatre that was on the corner of Victoria ave and Maria Place Wanganui pulled down in the early 1970's The Majestic Theatre that was on the corner of Victoria ave and Maria Place Wanganui pulled down in the early 1970's
 

Once again im being helped by members on my page...

Once again im being helped by members on my page and its very much appreciated this photo is one of a few sent in by Sue Pye so others can share the images they have in their family albums of our local history. It shows Taupo Quay in flood at the corner of St Hill Street here in Wanganui During the 1940 flood. I had often wanted to know the precise location of the old Wanganui Railway Station in Taupo Quay and this photo shows me where it was just opposite and to the left of Hatrick's...
 

This photo is of the General Motors dealership in...

This photo is of the General Motors dealership in Taumarunui P W Reardon & Sons and looks to date from the late 1940's This photo is of the General Motors dealership in Taumarunui P W Reardon & Sons and looks to date from the late 1940's
 

The 57th Regiment in Wanganui this photo was taken...

The 57th Regiment in Wanganui this photo was taken by William James Harding The 57th Regiment in Wanganui this photo was taken by William James Harding
 

This photo taken on the 1-1-1905 was later...

This photo taken on the 1-1-1905 was later produced as a post card by Muir And Moodie and is of the SS Ohura picking up a wire rope in the Wanganui River Rapids This photo taken on the 1-1-1905 was later produced as a post card by Muir And Moodie and is of the SS Ohura picking up a wire rope in the Wanganui River Rapids
 

My news photo item for today is this photo from...

My news photo item for today is this photo from 1901 Maori Heroines of the Wanganui River ITA Pakiha (left) and Mamae Rangatahua (right) are the two Maori school girls who rescued Riki Potaka ( centre) from drowning in the Wanganui River at Koriniti, they were presented with the Royal Humane Society Bronze medal for their rescue on the 26th Nov 1900 The Story goes…… An Interesting feature that took place at the Wanganui Opera House on the 22 March 1901 was the presentation by the...
 

Yep had to happen we have a Kowhai Park photo...

Yep had to happen we have a Kowhai Park photo postcard, And no its not the same as whats there now. This photo was taken in 1960's, so over 50 years ago, of TotTown Railway here in Wanganui, some of these kids could be you or your parents
 

This photo was taken of Koha Hipango in Wanganui...

This photo was taken of Koha Hipango in Wanganui around 1900 by William Henry Thomas Partington, who's photos have become highly collectible.I wonder what or if there is any relationship to Hipango park that was gifted to Wanganui, and what has become a great riverboat picnic area.
 

I like this Photo of the Mv Ongarue on the...

I like this Photo of the Mv Ongarue on the Wanganui River, i dont think that fellow trying to push her off the landing point has any show of keeping dry feet I like this Photo of the Mv Ongarue on the Wanganui River, i dont think that fellow trying to push her off the landing point has any show of keeping dry feet
 

This pages 2nd photographic news item( a series of...

This pages 2nd photographic news item( a series of that i plan to do for awhile) happened on the 20-3-1906. The Wanganui locomotive returning from taking the Wanganui band contestants to Hawera was derailed at Moumahaki and the thoughts at that time that the railway lines were deliberately tampered with.Nobody was hurt that i know of.Cant blame Isls for this one!
 

The Rusling Family History at Te Namu on the...

The Rusling Family History at Te Namu on the Wanganui River The Rusling Family History at Te Namu on the Wanganui River
 

Now this is a great photo also rather rare. The...

Now this is a great photo also rather rare. The truck has the words Wanganui River Services on the sides(under magnification ) The riverboat the Wakapai is unloading(after doing the cream run) on the banks of the Wanganui River and to those that do not know on the far right of the old Hatrick riverboat Wakapai is the very well know engineer Sydney Hodder
 

What no Bridge? who cares! this old photo shows...

What no Bridge? who cares! this old photo shows you what they did in the old days and was taken just out of Wanganui. It wasn't that long ago that a bridge collapsed on a farm with the death of the driver and the owners of the farm were prosecuted and the legal fight over it ruined them