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This photo was taken in the Wanganui basin out...

This photo was taken in the Wanganui basin out Castlecliff in 1925 and shows workers building the shellrock wall out to the SS Te Anua( Ex Union Steamship Company passenger steam ship)that had been sunk for channel work in the basin the year before in 1924(still there to this day)The Te Anua was a luxury passenger liner in her day The photo also shows the large water pipe that was to be...
 

The Wai iti II sunk with her back broken in the...

The Wai iti II sunk with her back broken in the Wanganui river after hitting a submerged rock after her steering chain broke, as bad as this photo looks it was salvaged and back on the water within several months, This photo was taken 19th May 1924
 

William Harding photo taken around 1885? in...

William Harding photo taken around 1885? in Wanganui looking towards the town bridge William Harding photo taken around 1885? in Wanganui looking towards the town bridge
 

Early shipping scene out Castlecliff port in...

Early shipping scene out Castlecliff port in Wanganui appears to be still building the moles Early shipping scene out Castlecliff port in Wanganui appears to be still building the moles
 

https://www.facebook.com/WhanganuiRiverAdventures/...

https://www.facebook.com/WhanganuiRiverAdventures/ Ken And Josephine Haworth along with their team have the very well known jet boat name continuing with their family on the Whanganui river with the new jet boat named Rangimarie good luck with this adventure look forward to getting over to see you guys when we can Kev and Chris
 

ive shown many photos of Hatrick's riverboats...

ive shown many photos of Hatrick's riverboats loaded with photos in the old days here's one showing you we still knew how to load them up in more modern times, this photo taken in 2000 on its first official fare paying trip after restoration
 

It wasn't that long ago that you entered our...

It wasn't that long ago that you entered our Wanganui hospital through the front must be many of you that can remember it like this but just old enough to show Wanganui without the H It wasn't that long ago that you entered our Wanganui hospital through the front must be many of you that can remember it like this but just old enough to show Wanganui without the H
 

This photo is of the Riverboat Waione in the...

This photo is of the Riverboat Waione in the 1930's on the Wanganui river, ive got a few of these i think this one is the Collegiate School and appears to be at Hipango Park taken during one of their many picnics on the river This photo is of the Riverboat Waione in the 1930's on the Wanganui river, ive got a few of these i think this one is the Collegiate School and appears to be at Hipango Park taken during one of their many picnics on the river
 

WANGANUI'S WAR MEMORIAL, UNVEILED ON ARMISTICE DAY...

WANGANUI'S WAR MEMORIAL, UNVEILED ON ARMISTICE DAY BY COLONEL LEVILLE, C.B., C.M.G. D.S.O.,This photo was taken in 1923 by Tesla Studios WANGANUI'S WAR MEMORIAL, UNVEILED ON ARMISTICE DAY BY COLONEL LEVILLE, C.B., C.M.G. D.S.O.,This photo was taken in 1923 by Tesla Studios
 

The Way it was and in some parts maybe they still...

The Way it was and in some parts maybe they still do, Children going to school on a horse instead of being driven there by there parents.This photo was taken on the 4th May 1905 at Raetihi The Way it was and in some parts maybe they still do, Children going to school on a horse instead of being driven there by there parents.This photo was taken on the 4th May 1905 at Raetihi
 

nice early photo of the first Wanganui town bridge...

nice early photo of the first Wanganui town bridge nice early photo of the first Wanganui town bridge
 

This photo was taken on the 28-3-1912 and its of...

This photo was taken on the 28-3-1912 and its of the Wai iti II which was built in 1911 so its showing this Wanganui riverboat as being rather new This photo was taken on the 28-3-1912 and its of the Wai iti II which was built in 1911 so its showing this Wanganui riverboat as being rather new
 

This photo shows you how lucky we are now a days...

This photo shows you how lucky we are now a days it was taken in 1885 by Burton bros and it simply states Whare at Taumarunui This photo shows you how lucky we are now a days it was taken in 1885 by Burton bros and it simply states Whare at Taumarunui
 

The huge costs of the First World War were...

The huge costs of the First World War were remembered in New Zealand by the hundreds of memorials that were put up in communities around the nation. Every Anzac Day services to honour the dead were held. Wanganui was unusual in having a specific memorial to the Māori of the local community who had died. It lists 17 names and the memorial is topped by a statue of a local Māori soldier, Herewini Wakarua. Soil from four battlefields of the war was placed in niches at the four corners of...
 

This photo was taken on the 20 may 1936 of the Mv...

This photo was taken on the 20 may 1936 of the Mv Waireka on the Wanganui River This photo was taken on the 20 may 1936 of the Mv Waireka on the Wanganui River
 

This photo was taken in 1941 of the Vacuum...

This photo was taken in 1941 of the Vacuum Cleaning Company in Drews Ave Wanganui This photo was taken in 1941 of the Vacuum Cleaning Company in Drews Ave Wanganui
 

This building once stood on the corner of Victoria...

This building once stood on the corner of Victoria Ave and Liverpool Street here in Wanganui, This photo was taken in 1982.I think New World sits on this site now. This building once stood on the corner of Victoria Ave and Liverpool Street here in Wanganui, This photo was taken in 1982.I think New World sits on this site now.
 

This photo from a Wanganui postcard was sent in by...

This photo from a Wanganui postcard was sent in by Sam Morday the captain of the Mv Wairua and the Ps Waimarie, its of the Ps Waimarie passing under the Aramoho railway bridge and was taken by F G Radcliffe during his visit here in 1909, Thanks for the photo Sam.
 

Western motors being demolished these photos were...

Western motors being demolished these photos were taken on the 10 and 11 th of July 2003 , this building along with the Toops buildings etc were removed and the Pac n Save complex now sits on this site in Wanganui Western motors being demolished these photos were taken on the 10 and 11 th of July 2003 , this building along with the Toops buildings etc were removed and the Pac n Save complex now sits on this site in Wanganui
 

This photo was one of a pack of 6 photos sold to...

This photo was one of a pack of 6 photos sold to the tourist that came to Wanganui showing Taylorville and Durie Hill i think it was taken around 1905? and looks like part of a house that fell into the river on the far bank This photo was one of a pack of 6 photos sold to the tourist that came to Wanganui showing Taylorville and Durie Hill i think it was taken around 1905? and looks like part of a house that fell into the river on the far bank
 

This photo taken around 1914? in Wanganui is...

This photo taken around 1914? in Wanganui is showing the Rutland Stables, Windelburn Bros is painted on the front,this was in St Hill St here in Wanganui This photo taken around 1914? in Wanganui is showing the Rutland Stables, Windelburn Bros is painted on the front,this was in St Hill St here in Wanganui