Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cyclopedia photos 4

Auckland's central police station.

Post and Telegraph Office, Whangarei.

Whangarei High School. Opened in 1881, closed in 1884 due to lack of government funds, then reopened in 1892.

St John's Church, Waimate.

Traveller's Rest Hotel, Waipapakauri. Established 1890 by Joseph Evans, it was reported to be well-patronised both by commercial travellers passing through the district, and gumdiggers.

Lester Brothers' Store, Kohukohu, on the Hokianga River. The brothers started their business there in 1892. Robert Lester at first worked for the Kauri Timber Company store at Kohukohu then branched out into his own business. His hobby was orchard work, according to the Cyclopedia, and in 1900 he built a large sanatorium, laying out five acres as a vineyard and orchard.

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