Saturday, 15 May 2021

Kawakawa's street lamps


When I visited Kawakawa last Spring with my 2 adult children I noticed this street lamp sitting next to a mosaic brick wall near the end of town.  Apparently this one is a replica made by the Lions Club of the original 3 that use to sit along the main street in 1904. The acetylene gas was housed in the base and lit by the gas lighter. 

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13 comments:

  1. how times change :-). imagining a person lighting those lamps.

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  2. I think the tiny town where we grew up had street lights like that -- it sure looks familiar. (of course that was back practically to the dark ages.)

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  3. We enjoyed our visit to Kawakawa ...arrived by train then returned by bike to the Top 10!
    Plenty to see and friendly local people.

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  4. My home town had replica street lights like these at our Botanical Gardens. Funnily enough it was fabricated by a New Zealand company, I wonder if it were the same one. I love that old world charm they have.

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  5. It's a nice mosaic. As a chemical engineer I am intrigued by the acetyline street lamps. I did not know that that was a potential use.

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  6. ...the mosaic is eye catching.

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  7. Nice mosaic and interesting fact about the beautiful street lamp.

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  8. Lighting gas lights was a long time ago, even I cannot remember them

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  9. The street lamp is nice looking and so is the mosaic brick wall.

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  10. I am old enough to remember when the gas lighter used to come round the streets every night and light the street lamps.

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  11. You don't see many gas lit street light any longer. I like that wall too.

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  12. I like both lamps and the gorgeous brick wall :)

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