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Porter Family Album. Construction of Wairoa Dam. Construction of Wairoa Dam Wairoa Dam is a water supply dam in the Otau Valley in the Hunua Ranges southeast of Auckland.

Construction of Wairoa Dam

It was built by the Auckland Regional Authority and is now owned by its successor Watercare Services Ltd. History Design Construction Photos: Tunneling Dam Construction Valve Tower Valve Tower Bridge Delivery Pipeline Finishing Spillway Spillway Model Lake Clearance Moumoukai It was built in the early 1970's. Thanks to Graeme Doherty and Huia Mitchell for contributions.

Robert Law  - Auckland Star. - he sold insurance to the next-door bank staff.

Robert Law  - Auckland Star

Robert Gilmore Bob Law's only voiced regret on quitting National Mutual [3] after 45 years is that not until too late did he think of including a small swimming pool in the piazza in the now-finishing National Mutual Centre in Shortland St. "It's a late pipedream. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. I should have thought of it long ago after watching outdoor ice-skating in Rockefeller Cen­tre. National Mutual Auckland manager since 1958, Bob Law won his employer's approval for the investing of $65 million in policyholders' funds in more than 60 com­mercial buildings. The Shortland St centre is costing $10 million ("My main direction to the archi­tects was to get away from raw concrete and to create a plaza children would enjoy"). $11 m stake. ROBBY THE ROBOT FAN SITE. Some images: Toys Pretty cute!


Movie Posters. NZSS Co Ship Remuera. Thanks to all the people who have contributed information to this site - more is always welcome.

NZSS Co Ship Remuera

History:1911- 1940 11,445 tons, Twin Screw, Triple expansion engines, 502x62 ft.Built 1911 by W Denny at Dumbarton for the New Zealand Shipping Company, Official No 124590. Launched by Mrs Arthur Rhodes, 31.05.1911. Newspaper storyCargo and passenger ship, 60 first class berths, 90 second and 130 third class. "Order 6 April 1910 / launch 31 May 1911 / left 22 August / delivered 8 September 1911 Final price £176,102 9s 4d. " (P. " ‘burnt edge’ or ‘the burnt hem of a garment’.

When the ship was built it was a suburb with a built up southern area near the railway and northern slopes with large houses interposed with some remaining farmland. Remuera as it was about the time RMS Remuera was launched Photographs: More pics: Some Trivia:Trip map given to passengers, with Remuera on trials photo Greetings card 1913 Menu (Thumbnail) So what are Stanley Cakes? Source1913 3rd class embarkation notice. Jaguar Mark II. My Sites > Jaguar Cars of the 1950s and 60s All right, this page is really about that most beautiful of saloon Jags, the Mark II.

Jaguar Mark II

Listed here are the smaller saloon models Jaguar produced in the period, including the Mark II proper. The model list brings out the features which distinguish other model Jaguars of the period from the Mark II. THE MODELS:Mark II and other Jaguar saloons of like size of its era. Then of course there are some Daimler badged cars of the Jaguar models, and with a different engines Sorting the Models (Hotpoint Linked) .

Poll Result: Favourite Smaller Saloon Jaguar Like this page? Great White Fleet in Auckland New Zealand. Home > Great White Fleet The Great White Fleet cruised the world in 1907/09.

Great White Fleet in Auckland New Zealand

It was an exercise in demonstrating the USA's arrival as a naval power, and typical of the style of the then President - Theodore Roosevelt - a hero of the Spanish - American war. He was President 1901-1909. Alan Cobham in Darwin. My Sites > Cobham in Darwin Alan Cobham at Darwin In 1926 Alan Cobham flew from Britain to Melbourne Australia and back in a DH50, G-EBFO.

Alan Cobham in Darwin

It was the third flight from Britain to Australia and the first return flight (1). Cobham was knighted on his return for this and other pioneering flights. The aircraft could alternately be a floatplane of a landplane. Law Trips. Garry Law's New Zealand Archaeology Page. Maruiwi Press, Historical, heritage and archaeological publications. Tiki Page - A guide to the New Zealand Maori jade pendants. Tiki or heitiki are traditional ornaments created by Maori, the Polynesian first settlers of New Zealand.

Tiki Page - A guide to the New Zealand Maori jade pendants

The material they are most commonly made from is nephrite, a stone related to jade, found in several places in New Zealand's South Island. It is called pounamu in Maori, greenstone in common New Zealand English. The Maori name for the South Island, Te Wai Pounamu, refers to the stone. There are traditional accounts for the creation of the stone which relate it to the children of Tangaroa. It is a very hard stone and is laborious to work, especially so with the basic grinding tools available to the Neolithic Maori.

You can see some portraits of 19th century Maori wearing tiki here. The stone is both hard and tough and made good edge tools. It is also a beautiful stone - classed as semi-precious - and quite variable as to this character within and between sources (e.g.) The name tiki (penis) is one which is applied to stone statues elsewhere in Polynesia. Some sites to visit.

Stamp, postcard and philatelic sites