There are reference copies (perhaps for loan?) of the first three books at Waipa Libraries
Masonic Hotel Cambridge NZ built by my great grandfather Fred Potts and opened 100 years ago this weekend.
Members of Cambridge Historical Society proof read this afternoon at Cambridge Museum, Cambridge New Zealand.
The Waikato Independent where have I heard that name before? established in 1904 in Cambridge New Zealand
Cambridge Le Quesnoy Friendship Association
The Nash, Lake Street, Cambridge New Zealand in her fresh new livery. Tenants are due to move into the refurbished building towards the end of February 2011.
Christmas wrapping, National Hotel, Cambridge New Zealand
National Hotel, Cambridge, New Zealand; progress at last!
Cambridge Heritage the monthly newsletter of Cambridge Historical Society Inc
Peace Celebrations outside Cambridge Post Office, June 1919
Monavale Homestead 100 Year Fair this Saturday 20 November 2010 10am – 4pm 100 YEAR FAIR
3553 Cambridge Road, Monavale, Cambridge, New Zealand. (Cambridge Te Awamutu road).
Te Awamutu Museum 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu, New Zealand T: 64 (7) 872 0085 E: email@example.com
As I work on the KWTJubilee some related gems have been turning up – this selection of photos from the Karapiro Hydro Dam construction in the 1940s from a local family album. Roll over each image and read the captions from the back of each snap (52mm (approx.) square contact prints – a Box Brownie of some sort I’m guessing). Thanks to John Fletcher and George Ve Vorms.
Lost a time to savour and share – the opportunity for contemplation and reflection on our heritage. With leadership, effective communications and planning the management of this project in terms of cost, time frame and security could / should have factored community involvement into the dig for the benefit of us all.
Who do you recognise in this photo? The names are coming but if you wish to help please email me or reply in the comments section below. Clicking on either photo it will take you to a larger version (use your browser back button to return here). ref. Jim Sullivan
This is a digitized version of CENTENARY 100 Years of Education in the Taotaoroa Whitehall Karapiro Districts. 1885 — 1985 researched and complied by Phyllis Jeans, typed by Lesley Sewell and published in October 1985.
A short film made for Cambridge Museum – do visit when you have the time to enjoy the historical treasures and stories of our place. Cambridge Museum, 24 Victoria Street, Cambridge, New Zealand. Tel: +64 7 827 3319.
Cambridge Christmas Festival Ladies and tea party guests addressed by Waipa mayor Alan Livingston. Another installment in the celebrations for Cambridge Town Hall’s 100th birthday. Apologies for it being rather rough and the sound level low.
The small grassed reserve beside Lake Street and home to one rimu and one ginko tree, this sign and the kissing gate is all that remains of Cambridge branch railway station.
Cambridge Town Hall Centenary concert greeters on the steps of the town hall Cambridge New Zealand 19th of November 2009.
Cambridge Ward Waipa District Councillor Barbara Taranaki with Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston cut Cambridge Town Hall’s 100th birthday cake today Thursday the 19th of November 2009.
Photo op Cambridge Museum
Waiting in the front garden of Cambridge Museum at 24 Victoria Street for the ‘official opening’ of the museum’s new exhibitions layout. Today signifies a milestone in the transition begun in June 2008 of the transfer of management of the museum from the Cambridge Historical Society (who retain ownership of the collection) to our local body authority the Waipa District Council. Today’s celebration acknowledges also the centenary of the opening, in 1909, of the museum’s home since 1984 the Cambridge Courthouse.
Cover photo: Cambridge Heritage Newsletter July 2009 ©Cambridge Historical Society Inc. Remember this. Cover photo is Bruce Jeans in the Courthouse Display with his picture frames he made from some rimu dado we have in offsite storage. Bruce is grandson of Fred Potts who built the Cambridge Courthouse in 1909.
Celebrating Fred Potts – the story is here – Dad, at Cambridge Museum, with one of the frames he made from timber reclaimed from Cambridge Courthouse – built by Fred Potts – his grandfather.
Dad (at Whitehall in the 1930s) asks me about the word kingasini. Yes, we played bullrush or kingasini in the 1950s and 1960s – at Whitehall (I recall we used the two names interchangeably – or were there two variations each having their own name – a vague memory is saying yes).
The Jubilee website.
Word about is that there are serous moves afoot to set up in competition to Fairfax‘s Cambridge Edition. There is some agreement around town that, in recent months, ‘The Edition’ has lost it. Too much soft news, much of it provided, and not enough of the real stuff a community needs to know about itself.Continue reading “Cambridge newspapers”
The Whitehall School I went to (1956-1962) photographed in September 1973. The full set of photographs taken at the time – as yet unannotated – is here.
A railway line lay here between 1884 and 1999. The Cambridge branch line joined the network at Ruakura and terminated at Lake Street beside Lake Te Koutu. Passing through Matangi, Bruntwood and Hautapu it offered passenger services until 1946. The line terminates at Fonterra Hautapu now – a freight only service. The truck to the left travels the last few metres of SH1B which leaves SH1 at Taupiri and links back into SH1 at the St Andrew’s Church corner just over my left shoulder. The coming of the Waikato Expressway, the demise of this railway line – things to ponder as the price of oil rises and today, Tuesday the 1st of July 2008, many celebrate the return to public ownership of ‘KiwiRail’ after a decade and a half in private ownership.
Cambridge Court House has been home to the Cambridge Historical Society since 1984. Yesterday, Monday the 23th of June 2008, the society handed the care and administration of its collection, and Cambridge Museum, to the local authority: Waipa District Council. Established in 1956 the Cambridge Historical Society Inc. retains ownership of the collection.
-Sorry this photo has gone missing in action- On this height in 1864 the 3rd Waikato Militia Regiment built and occupied the Cambridge Redoubt. In 1964, in my last year at Whitehall School, I stood in Fort Street and watched the unveiling of this New Zealand Historic Places Trust plaque thanks to a teacher who encouragedContinue reading “Cambridge New Zealand – Historic Places Trust plaque”