Comparison aerial views of Kaikorai – 1947 and 2007

1947 and 2007 aerial views of a section of Kaikorai centred around the reserve.

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Kaikorai: Comparison aerial views – 1947 and 2007

1947 Aerial view of a section of Kaikorai centred around the reserve. Photograph (K308) - Courtesy DCC Archives

1947 Aerial view of a section of Kaikorai centred around the reserve.
Photograph (K308) – Courtesy DCC Archives

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Wm Ellis – Coal Merchant

William Ellis - Coal Merchant - 31 Kaikorai Valley Road Shown at this location in these years 1908 to 1950.

William Ellis – Coal Merchant – 31 Kaikorai Valley Road
Shown at this location in these years 1908 to 1950.

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Temporary bus route after cable cars ceased

With the demise of the cable cars in 1947 and the ripping up of the rails, diesel buses were put into service as replacements.

At that stage of course the Stuart Street extension as we know it today did not exist.

During all the earthworks the buses had to detour from where Moana Pool is now, around Littlebourne Road, into Tweed Street, then up to Highgate via Fifield Street. With the construction of the Highgate bridge the route from Highgate to Taieri Road was via Wright Street, then Tyne Street. See map below.

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Frasers Road Baths

This 1913 map shows where the Frasers Road baths used to be.

The baths were opened by the Roslyn Borough Council in 1912. They were closed in September 1950 after falling into a state of neglect. Continue reading

Kaikorai Primary School – 1948 ex-pupils and teachers Centenary Re-Union Service Sheet

1948 ex-pupils and teachers Centennary Re-Union Service Sheet

1948 ex-pupils and teachers Centenary Re-Union Service Sheet – Page 1 (from Gilchrist family archives)

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Kaikorai Primary School – Tyne Street Entrance

Kaikorai Primary School main entrance from Tyne Street 1941 or 1942

Kaikorai Primary School main entrance from Tyne Street 1941 or 1942 (Photograph (K190) from family records.)

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