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Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

...A few picture of the oldest cemetary on Waiheke... some of the founding European settlers are buried here.. alot of the graves are unmarked or lost, but there are signs of restoration occuring which is very good news.

 
 
 
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cowes Bay historical photos, dont have a date for these.

 
 
 
 
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Putiki in the island of Waiheke 1800s

 
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'A sheltered Waiheke bay" 1928

 
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another map... a rather strangely shaped Waiheke island from 1834.

Its pretty hard to get lost on Waiheke (geographically speaking) but here's a map anyway.

Oneroa Beaches, big and little


A closer look at Matiatia in modern times

Matiatia the main entry port to Waiheke for foot passengers.. looking back to the city
Little Oneroa from the air

Nice shot looking down on main Street Oneroa, must be a few years ago judging by the lack of the BNZ bank building

Saturday, July 05, 2008

the sun rises over Waiheke, as seen from the car ferry on the way over.
 
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Iridescent rockpool life.
 
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kina... quite abundant around Waiheke.
 
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Walking to Oneroa 1940s.
 
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My great grandmother, Dorothy Nugent. She used to take in cats which nobody wanted.
She was a vegetarian and into animal rights , a divorcee, single parent, all sorts of things that weren't the done thing back then.

 
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Not entirely sure what my Nana was up to in this shot.. I mean , standing up in a canoe... not a life jacket in site...
 
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My Nana with her pet octopus "Spot".. apparently although octopi are quite intellegent they are "completely untrainable!"
 
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Looking west, oppisite of the photo below.
 
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Looking east, Oneroa forground.
 
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Matiatia in the foreground looking rather depleted of buidings on the hills.. this must have been taken, what, early 80s or so.
 
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I like this photo of my Nana enjoying the veiw back to Rangitoto.
 
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A typical veiw of the Waiheke landscape devoid of trees in the 1930s.
 
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Palm Beach as it was... not sure of the date for this one...30s? 40s? interesting non the less.
 
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