Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Autumn in Ross


I was out in the little town of Ross last week with B while he was working and this is where we ended up taking photos of the historical buildings and scenery.  Ross is about 20 minutes out of Hokitika and was once one of New Zealand's most profitable gold mining towns in the 19th century. This is the old Bank of New South Wales (named after an Australian state) which the miners would've exchanged their gold for money at.

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Sunday, 22 May 2022

Learning is fun


I spotted this colourful mural on the back of the school hall at the local High School here in Greymouth. With words featured on it such as "discussions", "growth", "imagination" and "discovery" it can't help but be inspiring.

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Saturday, 21 May 2022

The "TranzAlpine" Train


We were lucky enough recently to see the "TranzAlpine" wending it's way past us as we were driving home. This passenger train runs from Greymouth to Christchurch and goes through some of the most amazing scenery in the South Island. 

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Thursday, 19 May 2022

Ikamatua Hotel


We were sight seeing a couple of weeks ago and stopped at a petrol station to fill up my son's car. Next door was this establishment named the Ikamatua Hotel. Also a pub they apparently offer accommodation to travellers. In just about every town here there is either a historical or new pub.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Brunner Mine Disaster Memorial


In Greymouth there are many old cemeteries, many are the resting places of those who worked in the mines many years ago. This one in Stillwater, about 30 minutes out of town has a memorial to the Brunner Mine Disaster which occurred in 1896 in which many of the 65 miners from the explosion are buried.  I love the old Victorian railings around it. 

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Sunday, 15 May 2022

Kaitangata


This colourful mural is located on the side of a building in Greymouth's CBD. In Otago1862 mining began and the coal mill first opened. Unfortunately in 1879 a mineshaft exploded and sadly killed 34 miners. The F-class steam train of the same name that was once used in Kaitangata is now located in the local Shantytown tourism attraction after they bought it in 1971. 

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Saturday, 14 May 2022

Signs in Russell


One from the last time we visited Russell. We were walking along the waterfront deciding where to eat lunch when I saw the lady in the background walking around with a towel after a swim. I think I was surprised as we were in early Autumn and the water wasn't that warm.

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Autumn in Ross

I was out in the little town of Ross last week with B while he was working and this is where we ended up taking photos of the historical bu...