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Posts made in March, 2015

The History of Whaling – A talk by Lindsay Alexander

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Fullers Launch Office 1965

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Russell Lights – Vol 7 Issue 21 – Oct 2004 This view of the Strand and Cass Street’s northern corner shows the modest office of A.E. Fuller and Sons Ltd beside the Marlin Tearooms (originally Ernest Ford’s and later Baker Bros shops), the Duke of Marlborough Hotel and the Police Station. Alfred Ernest Fuller and his wife Maud Amy (nee Baker) began a small maritime cartage business, later expanding to excursion and gamefishing launches and car ferries. By 1965 under...

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Early Tapeka

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Russell Lights – Vol 7 Issue 19 – Sept 2004 This frail and damaged photo shows Tapeka in the early 1900s, when the land was farmed. To the right are the Norfolk Island pines planted by Samuel Stephenson in the 1830s, which still survive on the reserve. Near the trees stands the small shingled roof cottage owned by Samuel Stephenson with a wing each side to cope with a growing family and a lean to at the back. It later became Mrs Woolley’s Girls School in the 1860s and later...

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