The last of four hydrocracker unit reactors lifed into place by a 1000 tonne Gottwald crane at the Marsden Point Refinery. Photographed by an unknown photographer in 1984.

At the time this was the heaviest life ever achieved in New Zealand, and a world record for a mobile crane lift. (info from caption with print).

(Source: natlib.govt.nz)

Aerial view of Huntly Power Station. Photograph taken 31 March 1979 by Whites Aviation.

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Carte de visite portrait of Paora Rerepu, dressed in a Maori feather cloak with an adornment hanging from his right ear, taken by Samuel Carnell of Napier, 30 March 1884.

Paora Rerepu was a distinguished Mohaka chief in the early days of the Colony. He was decended from Kahungunu through Tuteihonga. He took a leading part in the defence of the East Coast against the invasion of the Hauhau, and in May 1866 he received the surrender of Te Waru and his party. His son Ropihana was one of the garrison of Te Huki pa when it was sacked by Te Kooti (Apr 1869). Paora and Ihaka Whanga were absent on an expedition and unable to help, but they arrived in time to relieve the twin pa Hiruharama.

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Anthony Eden (then Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs) speaking to New Zealand troops of the 1st Echelon on arrival at Tewfik, Egypt, during World War II. Taken ca 29 February 1940 by an unidentified official war photographer.

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Men with horse drawn carts alongside the Hukanui Dairy Co. factory on the 26th of March, 1906. Possibly taken by William Golden.

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Photograph of World War II soldiers marching on Kent Terrace, Wellington, past the Statue of Queen Victoria. Photograph taken between 1939-1945 by an unidentified photographer.

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House in Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington demolished to make way for the Australian High Commission’s new chancery, photographed on 12 March 1975 by an Evening Post staff photographer.

The house built in 1902, of coke-breezed concrete, on property purchased from Edward Gibbon Wakefield. It was occupied 1950s by the Duncan family, before becoming the Ministry of Works offices. It was known to neighbours as ‘The Castle’.

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The interior of the Auckland Telephone Exchange and the new switchboard which had recently been installed, November 1898. Photograph by Henry Winkelmann.

(Source: aucklandcity.govt.nz)

Sir Ernest Shackleton (left) with Dr George A Davidson on board the relief ship Morning in Lyttelton Harbour, photographed ca March 1903 by an unknown photographer.

Shackleton was invalided home from Antarctica aboard the Morning after falling ill with scurvy. The Morning arrived in Lyttelton on 19 March 1903, and Shackleton left from Auckland aboard the Orotava on 9 May. Source of information: “The life of Sir Ernest Shackleton”, by Hugh Robert Mill (London, Heinemann, 1923).

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Birch Trees, Hagley Park, Christchurch, c. 1930 by George Chance.

(Source: christchurchartgallery.org.nz)

Captain Elizabeth Catherine Gunn, photographed in 1917 by S P Andrew Ltd.

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A gunner of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in an improvised trench line, possibly at Renescure, during March 1918.

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Wave breaking on Rocks Road, Nelson, 14 March 1910, photographed by Frederick Nelson Jones.

(Source: natlib.govt.nz)

Funeral procession for Captain William Lightfoot, Trafalgar Street, Nelson, NZ, 1890. Photograph taken by Tyree Studio.

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Some New Zealand soldiers relax away from the front line with a bit of recreation. Photograph taken by NZEF Official Photographer Henry Armytage Sanders, circa 1918.

Courtesy of Archives New Zealand (Archives Ref: ACGO 8398, IA76/13, H867, R22250303).

(Source: ww100.govt.nz)