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New Zealand Currency | New Zealand paper money catalog and New Zealand currency history

New Zealand banknotes - New Zealand paper money catalog and New Zealand currency history

New Zealand Currency | New Zealand paper money catalog and New Zealand currency history

New Zealand Emigration Poster

Emigration poster

In the 1850s Auckland province offered 40 acres (16 hectares) for any immigrant to the province who was likely to become a 'useful colonist', plus another 20 acres (8 hectares) for any child aged five to 18. Such immigration advertising helped to establish the idea that New Zealand was a pastoral...

Pie cart

Patrons enjoy an early evening drink at Christchurch’s Hereford Street pie cart, around 1952. The pie cart (usually actually a caravan) succeeded the coffee cart as the night owl’s eatery, and by the 1930s was a fixture in most cities. It served steaming mugs of tea and coffee, and the ...

Scraping gum

When diggers returned to their huts, there was still work to be done – the tedious but necessary task of scraping the oxidised crust off the gum. Unscraped kauri gum sold for much less than scraped gum. In the evenings by candlelight, and on Sundays, diggers would use a knife to scrape off ...

Corner dairies were the centre of life in the suburbs on weekends from the 1940s to the 1980s when most other stores were closed. The Wellington St dairy in Freeman's Bay, Auckland, is seen here in 1980. Dairies often had prominent advertising on signs or walls for one of the products they sold – in this case Bushells tea.

Wellington St dairy

Corner dairies were the centre of life in the suburbs on weekends from the 1940s to the 1980s when most other stores were closed. The Wellington St dairy in Freeman's Bay, Auckland, is seen here in 1980. Dairies often had prominent advertising on signs or walls for one of the products they ...

At Goldies Bush in the Waitākere Ranges in the early 1920s, this kauri dam has just been tripped and the logs are hurtling downstream in a flood of water. Mokoroa Falls.

Log drive

At Goldies Bush in the Waitākere Ranges in the early 1920s, this kauri dam has just been tripped and the logs are hurtling downstream in a flood of water.

Freemans Bay 1905 'slum housing'

Freemans Bay, a hillside suburb between Ponsonby and the harbour, was where Auckland’s poor were concentrated at the start of the 20th century. This jumble of small, cheaply built and insanitary slum houses prompted a press campaign to move its residents into low-cost suburban housing.

Map showing the abundance of vineyards in the Henderson area in 1958. Corbans had the largest area under vines on both sides of Great North Rd and at Valley Rd. The only vineyards that remain in this area today are Babich and Mazuran. Many have moved out to Kumeu/Huapai.

Map showing the abundance of vineyards in the Henderson area in 1958. Corbans had the largest area under vines on both sides of Great North Rd and at Valley Rd. The only vineyards that remain in this area today are Babich and Mazuran. Many have moved out to Kumeu/Huapai.

Aerial view of the new radio transmitting station from the top of the 508ft mast for station 1YA at Henderson. Nov 1934.

Papers Past | Newspapers | New Zealand Herald | 22 November 1934 | A " BIRD'S-LYE" VIEW OF THE NEW TRANSMITTING...

A " BIRD'S-LYE" VIEW OF THE NEW TRANSMITTING STATION Looking down on the transmitting station from the top of the 508 ft. mast for station IYA at Henderson.

The ‘Three Waters’ in NZ history? | RNZ

The ‘Three Waters’ in NZ history?

Parts of NZ are currently experiencing major problems with the 'Three Waters' ie wastewater, stormwater and drinking water.

Ranui Orchards, Auckland | National Library of New Zealand

Aerial photograph taken by Whites Aviation. Other - Note on negative sleeve reads: Ranui Orchards, Mrs J Bosson Special. Quantity: 1 b&w original...

Pomaria Estate showing the Landing Reserve at the junction of Swanson and Huruhuru Creek. Later named Taikata Domain and now known as Riverpark Reserve. Read more at Timespanner: Street Stories 18: Why Lincoln Road?

Street Stories 18: Why Lincoln Road?

Detail from DP 670, originally dated 1888, LINZ records (crown copyright) The question, "Why Lincoln Road?" came up when a reader of the Avondale Historical Journal contacted me recently asking about the origins of the name. What we now know as Lincoln Road, the long drive from Henderson township up towards either the North-Western motorway, SH16, or the turnoffs towards Massey and Ranui, is an old road. Older than its name actually. It existed from 1866 at least, when Thomas Henderson sold…

Waitakere Park to be Centennial Memorial. 1939. Includes Cascades Park and Cornwallis Park. Read more at paperspast

Papers Past | Newspapers | New Zealand Herald | 28 June 1939 | 1 WAITAKERE PARK TO BE CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL Map of...

1 WAITAKERE PARK TO BE CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL Map of the Waitakere Ranges. The line-shaded portion indicates the 10,000-acre area which is tentatively suggested as the Metropolitan Local Bodies' combined centennial memorial. Cascade Park, Cornwallis Park and the smaller unshaded areas adjacent to the city water reserves will eventually fc'e incorporated in the memorial park.