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Wanganui 1993 the ps Waimarie is afloat again...

Wanganui 1993 the ps Waimarie is afloat again after 41 years under water, well done salvage team Wanganui 1993 the ps Waimarie is afloat again after 41 years under water, well done salvage team
 

1st photo undated but around the late 1880'sis of...

1st photo undated but around the late 1880'sis of New Zealand’s first war memorial which stands in Moutoa Gardens in Wanganui, this was finished on the 26 December 1865 The weeping woman, a personification of Grief, commemorates 15 kūpapa (Māori fighting on the government side) and one European who were killed at Moutoa Island, 80 km upriver, on 14 May 1864. At Moutoa, cousin fought cousin. In May 1864, Matene Te Rangitauira led 300 anti-European Pai Mārire supporters (Hauhau) from...
 

This photo was taken on the Wanganui river of the...

This photo was taken on the Wanganui river of the riverboat the Mv waireka, looks like that have converted it to a jet lol This photo was taken on the Wanganui river of the riverboat the Mv waireka, looks like that have converted it to a jet lol
 

This photo taken around 1912 at Pipiriki on the...

This photo taken around 1912 at Pipiriki on the Wanganui river is showing the Hatrick riverboats the Waimarie the Wakapai and the sisters the Wairoa and the Wairua This photo taken around 1912 at Pipiriki on the Wanganui river is showing the Hatrick riverboats the Waimarie the Wakapai and the sisters the Wairoa and the Wairua
 

Taken around 1900 this photo onboard of a Wanganui...

Taken around 1900 this photo onboard of a Wanganui River steamer with a piano, most likely the equivalent to a trip with a mobile phone now a days, In this photo the woman out number the men Taken around 1900 this photo onboard of a Wanganui River steamer with a piano, most likely the equivalent to a trip with a mobile phone now a days, In this photo the woman out number the men
 

This photo is of the Steamer Huia beached at the...

This photo is of the Steamer Huia beached at the Eastern side of Patea Bar in June 1900 by July she had been floated off and was back in service This photo is of the Steamer Huia beached at the Eastern side of Patea Bar in June 1900 by July she had been floated off and was back in service
 

First photo was taken by F G Radcliffe around 1918...

First photo was taken by F G Radcliffe around 1918 in Wanganui of the Victoria Ave post office 2nd photo is of the same site today First photo was taken by F G Radcliffe around 1918 in Wanganui of the Victoria Ave post office 2nd photo is of the same site today
 

I often like to add the other boats that were on...

I often like to add the other boats that were on the Wanganui this one is of the Kauarapaoa 1940's? I often like to add the other boats that were on the Wanganui this one is of the Kauarapaoa 1940's?
 

Hipango Park ?with the Wanganui riverboats from...

Hipango Park ?with the Wanganui riverboats from left to right the Waione the Ps Wairere and the Ps Waimarie( at rear )also looks like Mr Nixon's launch the Alert on far right of photo Hipango Park ?with the Wanganui riverboats from left to right the Waione the Ps Wairere and the Ps Waimarie( at rear )also looks like Mr Nixon's launch the Alert on far right of photo
 

Early Wanganui bridge photo showing the Royal...

Early Wanganui bridge photo showing the Royal Hotel and the boarding house Early Wanganui bridge photo showing the Royal Hotel and the boarding house
 

First photo is showing you Alexander Hatrick's...

First photo is showing you Alexander Hatrick's office block on the corner of St Hill Street and Taupo Quay Wanganui around 1913? 2nd photo is it being pulled down to make way for the Trafalgar complex around 1988-89 3rd photo is of the site today
 

This photo taken on the Wanganui River in May 1946...

This photo taken on the Wanganui River in May 1946 looks to be a shortened version of the Mv Whakapai but i stand to be corrected This photo taken on the Wanganui River in May 1946 looks to be a shortened version of the Mv Whakapai but i stand to be corrected
 

This photo taken around 1900 simply states A Whare...

This photo taken around 1900 simply states A Whare Komiti Haerehuka,King Country This photo taken around 1900 simply states A Whare Komiti Haerehuka,King Country
 

This photo shows Wanganui from Durie Hill and was...

This photo shows Wanganui from Durie Hill and was taken on the 1-10-1911 This photo shows Wanganui from Durie Hill and was taken on the 1-10-1911
 

This postcard photo was taken by F G Radcliffe...

This postcard photo was taken by F G Radcliffe around 1914-1918 from Cooks Gardens in Wanganui looking toward Durie Hill This postcard photo was taken by F G Radcliffe around 1914-1918 from Cooks Gardens in Wanganui looking toward Durie Hill
 

Today i found myself having to delete one of my...

Today i found myself having to delete one of my post due racial and obscene language being made to one of its followers, This will result in an immediate life time ban from this page in the future. This page itself does not express its opinion one way or the other its about showing you guys your history weather it be good or bad.
 

This is a early photo of the PS Waimarie passing...

This is a early photo of the PS Waimarie passing under the old Aramoho railway bridge here in Wanganui This is a early photo of the PS Waimarie passing under the old Aramoho railway bridge here in Wanganui
 

This photo taken of Alfred Burton on the 20 May...

This photo taken of Alfred Burton on the 20 May 1885 in a Whare at Taumarunui is not only showing you what things were like in those days but also showing you the men that took our early photos of the Wanganui and nearby areas and who have photographically recorded our history for all to see now
 

This photo taken in the late 1960's is showing you...

This photo taken in the late 1960's is showing you Kowhai park of coarse its been painted a different colour now and has many more items to play on This photo taken in the late 1960's is showing you Kowhai park of coarse its been painted a different colour now and has many more items to play on
 

A selection of early pics of the same area showing...

A selection of early pics of the same area showing the Wanganui Council Chambers in St Hill street near the Opera house, 1st photo around 1962 showing you the Wanganui Council Chambers building this was replaced in the latter part of the 1960's when the new Council building was built on the corner of Guyton and St Hill street. 2nd pic is showing you the same set of buildings from the Opera house back towards Ridgway Street around 1930 3rd and photo around 1935 of the same area showing...