South Canterbury, New Zealand lies in the centre of the South
Island bounded by the
Rangitata River to the north and Waitaki River to the south and stretching from
the east coast to the
Southern Alps where Mount Cook dominates the range. The
5,276 square miles or 3,504,640 acres of land changes from plain to downland to
foothills and mountains. The Mackenzie Basin has three large lakes; Ohau, Pukaki
and Tekapo that are all
part of the Waitaki River catchment and contributes to the supply of water which
provides electric power for the South Island.
the Waitaki Hydro Scheme (June 2). Industries include grain growing
and sheep. The port of Timaru is a central multipurpose bulk handling facility. The foothills -
Four Peaks, Hunter Hills, the hills behind
Fairlie and the Two Thumb Range
are often dusted with snow. Refresh page to view the images above - four of the photos are
views on the opposite side of Four Peaks, the Fairlie Basin, looking back
towards Four Peaks from Middle Rd, Sherwood Downs and a painting of the run "Ribbonwood"
on the Two Thumb Range, Sherwood Downs, Fairlie.
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Evening Post, 10 November 1933, Page 6
ARMISTICE DAY—THEN AND NOW.
He was walking along the street when, the clock chimed the first stroke of 11. He stopped, removed his hat and stood with head bowed. The noise of the city suddenly died down. How quiet it seemed. It reminded him of just such a time fifteen years ago, when, he had lay in that English hospital. Dimly then, he remembered hearing the peeling of the church bells, and the patient in the next cot telling him that the war was over. Often he had wondered whether he would survive to see this day, and where, and what, he would be doing. And now, after years of fighting he had been knocked out just a month too soon. Damn the war! Damn "Fritz"! Damn everything! But as he lay there and heard the groans of other wounded men, he realised that many of them were shattered in body worse than he. Then there were some of his comrades who would never return. He was at least alive. Surely, he thought, he had no cause to complain. Just then a tramcar bell clanged, and an automobile siren hooted. The city was returning to its normal business. Where was he? In Willis Street, of course. Must have been day-dreaming. As he wandered off with the support of a stick, his thoughts were that many might forgot Armistice Day, but he never would. It was on this day that his leg had been amputated.
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My viewers know more than I do. We are very interested in what you know. We want to help you share. volunteer: There are many opportunities for people to become involved in the GenWeb Project which is dedicated to making genealogical information available online for free. South Canterbury war memorial transcriptions, cemetery listings, electoral rolls, Wises Directory information, school reunion announcements are areas where you can get involved. Does not take any special skills other than the desire to help others. Also looking for volunteers to do lookups in genealogical material. If anyone knows of information sources for South Canterbury or if you want to volunteer to help with lookups etc., please send me an email . I am looking for three more photos on South Canterbury scenes, buildings, events etc. with similar dimensions. Images welcomed.
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