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Marilyn Wreakes: Small hall Waitekauri


There is certainly some wonderful information in your journals and website.

For many years I have been researching and looking for any information on a very small hall at Waitekauri. My Mum and Dad met at this hall (1949-1950). Apparently somewhere near Twin Bridges and the old Mine Managers house which in 1950 was owned by Robert and Iris Cowan. (My relatives)I would love to have a picture of this hall and any history about it. My Mum has always said it is the smallest hall she had ever been in. She worked for the Education Board and was sent to small villages to teach sewing to the ladies.

I look forward to hearing from you 

Many thanks

Marilyn Wreakes

Thursday, 25 August 2016
Ruth Ordish: GIS

The GIS showing features around the greater Waihi area is just brilliant!  Fascinating to see past activities summarised and located in our environment.  Thanks for all your effort in providing this.

Friday, 19 February 2016
Jennifer Cochrane: Waitekauri Battery

Your new website is fantastic!! Thank you!

We live on Waitekauri Road and are very keen to source images of things in this general area eg: Maoriland Battery, Jubilee Battery, Waitekauri Township, any old posters/ circulars .

We are developing visitor accomodation on our property and would like to develop a photo board of old images. I am restoring an old wooden window that could be used to display them in. 

On our property is an old gold mine and the remnants of a dam. 

Can you help or point me in the right direction?


Thank you

Thursday, 14 January 2016
Mary Carmine: Waihi Street Names

Just a couple of comments regarding street names. Roland Pl was originally part of Bradford St but as it did not connect with the rest of Bradford St it was renamed and called Roland because that was one of Bradford's Christian names. I doubt if Spence Rd was named after Spencer Dean as his name was Spencer not Spence. There was a Spence family living in the Waihi area - don't know much about them but maybe they had a farm there. Worth some investigation.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Thank you Mary.

Any other suggestions?

Thursday, 14 January 2016
Andrew Chalton: Naming of Netherton


I recently came across the below article.

Samuel Chalton is my great, great grandfather. According to family history his family came from Netherton in the north of England and he owned a farm named Netherton in England.

When he came to NZ and established a farm in what is now Netherton, he named the farm the same (presumably for nostalgic reasons). His farm Netherton was a postal agency for some time which is why the name was adopted. 



Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 40, September 1996


Monday, 28 December 2015
Eric: Naming of Netherton

Wonderful Andy, thank you for that information.

Sunday, 03 January 2016
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