Old Waimate, South Canterbury, N.Z.

High Street

Waimate Hospital and Nurses Home.

St. Pats.

Knottingly Park 1910

Otago Witness, 27 December 1894, Page 45
Dear Dot,
This time I will tell you how I spent the Prince of Wales's birthday. We all went to Nottingly Park. Nottingly Park is a large and pretty park, with large, tall trees oaks, ashes, elms, poplars, firs, and many other pretty trees which I do not know the names of. There are nice seats in the park for people to sit on. There were a good many people at the park. My brother Willie found a blackbird's nest among the flax bushes, and it had four eggs in it. They were very pretty eggs, but he did not, take them. We had lunch about 12 o'clock, and then took a walk round the park. There is a caretaker's cottage in the park, which is not far from the place where people boil the water to make their tea. About 3 o'clock we went to the Waimate Cemetery, and spent about an hour looking at the tombstones. Our school has been examined, and I passed into the Fourth Standard. We are to have five weeks' holiday. We all intend to go to the beach for a picnic on Christmas Day, and I will write and let you know how we enjoy ourselves. My mother read your letter to the little folks about the kindergartens, and I would like to send a penny sometimes, and would also like to hear all about them. Yours truly, Maggie Patterson (aged 10 years). Waimate, December 19, 1894.

Waimate District High School

Waimate Public School

5 Feb. 1867: Waimate's first school opened. Shortly after came the first inspector's report, and it noted the master was not punctual and the teaching neglected and badly done.

Waimate Band Rotunda, Seddon Square, school in background. 

The Waimate Gorge.   N.L. Thomas, New Agent.

Royal Hotel, Henry Middleton, Sherman Street, Waimate.

Canterbury Farmers Association, Waimate.
Warehouse with some of the Employers.

BNZ - Waimate, Cox Photo, W. Sherwin Series.

Knottingly Park, Waimate 1908,  Photo by Cox.

Panoramic View of Waimate, from St. Patrick's Church Tower

Panoramic View of Waimate, from St. Patrick's Church Tower

Queen St, Waimate, Tanner Bros. Photo.

Mill Road, Waimate. Cox photo, W. Sherwin Series, 1562

Queen Street, Waimate, looking east.  Cox, photo.

Queen St. 1907 Muir & Moodie.

Queen Street looking north. 1918.

Queen Street, looking south. W. Sherwin photo. Series No. 1355

Looking south - Queen St. 1914. Post office with the clock tower.

Queen St, Sept. 1947, Christie Photo.

Waimate Post Office

Post Office, Waimate  Muir & Moodie

Queen Street, Waimate. 1950s, Seward Studio, Dunedin.

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