Firefighters battle a towering inferno in the Hope Gibbons building in Dixon St on July 29, 1952.

Wellington's Hope Gibbons fire destroys national archives - 150 years of news

Firefighters battle a towering inferno in the Hope Gibbons building in Dixon St on July

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LANDMARK STORY: Last week's Chronicle story on the camp.

Alan Bowater's recollections of the Gonville health camp for children has prompted other memories of the building.

Formal portrait of Hopeful Gibbons

Formal portrait of Hopeful Gibbons

Gibbons family at the Diamond wedding of Robert and Sarah Gibbons

Gibbons family gathering to celebrate the diamond wedding anniversary of Robert and Sarah Gibbons.

Exterior view of Mr Hope Gibbons' house at Lyall Bay, Wellington

Exterior view of Mr Hope Gibbons' house at Lyall Bay, Wellington, taken ca 1930 for The Dominion Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Headstone image of Adelaide Barbara Boulton (Cooper)

Headstone image of Adelaide Barbara Boulton (Cooper)

Conference Centre with Accommodation in Wanganui (Whanganui)

Conference Centre with Accommodation in Wanganui (Whanganui)

Conference Centre with Accommodation in Wanganui (Whanganui)

Conference Centre with Accommodation in Wanganui (Whanganui)

Conference Centre with Accommodation in Wanganui (Whanganui)

Looking across the garden to the Gibbons family home in Wanganui East. The house is in a half timbered style. Photograph taken by Frank J Denton ci.

Looking Skywards

M otivated by the new conventional wisdom which says we should walk more to save the planet we have started emphasising the possibilities fo.

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Charred government records damaged in the Hope Gibbons fire are still held by Archives New Zealand, but countless ...

Wellington's Hope Gibbons fire destroys national archives - 150 years of news

Charred government records damaged in the Hope Gibbons fire are still held by Archives New Zealand, but countless .

Gibbons family at the Diamond wedding of Robert and Sarah Gibbons

Gibbons family gathering to celebrate the diamond wedding anniversary of Robert and Sarah Gibbons.

Portrait of Hope Gibbons

Portrait of Hope Gibbons

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