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Showing posts from December, 2010

Christmas in the Wairarapa

Masterton from King Street

Aubrey, Christopher, 1870s-1900s :  Masterton. 1891.

Masterton viewed from King Street, showing G E and E E Chamberlain's flourmill on the corner of Victoria and Albert Sts and the Methodist Church on the corner of Chapel St and Lincoln Rd. In the foreground are two drovers on horseback with a mob of sheep. A number of houses, a large stand of native bush and hills are also shown.

Source:Alexander Turnbull Library

Richard Collin's farm, Te Ore Ore

Barraud, Charles Decimus 1822-1897 :"Cottage on the farm", Te Ore Ore, Masterton. 1856

Richard Collins farmed at Te Ore Ore from 1849. According to Bagnall's "Wairarapa..." (1976), his house was destroyed by the 1855 earthquake. Therefore, these buildings may all have to have been erected in one year.

Source: Alexander Turnbull Library

Renall's Flour Mill

Bowry, William Henry: The Mill, Renall Street, Masterton, 188-?
The first Wairarapa flour mill, built by A W Renall between 1859 and 1862, destroyed by fire 1896; powered by water from Waipoua Stream.
Source: Alexander Turnbull Library

Worksop Farm, Charles and Mary Dixon, pioneers

William Mein Smith: Watercolour of Worksop Farm ; Dixon's ; Walter Tiller's grandfather's home, Worksop Road, Masterton, New Zealand. [ca 1863]