Sunday, 28 February 2016

Teviot Union church

Situated on the main road in Roxburgh, Otago.



Perspex over the outside of the stained glass  
to protect from vandalism...and weather.


The Sunday School building is next door.



Both buildings and grounds look well cared
 for and are still in use. Unfortunately the 
church was closed so only outside pics today.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Checking the timetable


My great niece at the Otago miniature road and rail station.
The trains weren't running this day.
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Good Fences

Monday, 22 February 2016

52 George Street.


Christianne's little shop at 52 George St,   Port Chalmers.
When I was a child this used to be a block of flats
 and I remember visiting my cousins 
grandmother in the end middle row flat on the right.
Even then the building was old as it
was originally built in the 1860's as The Royal Hotel.

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Roses on the fence


One my husband took while he was playing 
with camera settings. I like it.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cargill Monument



Monument built to the memory of William Cargill,
 leader of the Free Church migration to Otago, New Zealand,
 and first superintendent of the province.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Toko church

No, it was not Christmas, it was the end of January.
 Because the decorations were still on the tree outside the church
I wonder whether there was still a community
 event to take place before they undress it.







The sign says it all.
Tokomairiro Community Church in Milton, 
Otago, New Zealand.


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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Goldfields water cannon






We saw this at Lawrence when we were going to buy fruit, taking much the same route  as the goldminers and pioneers of old took. This is the way we travel up to our caravan.
Our first stop is at a little place called Lawrence, not  far from where Gabriel Read first discovered gold and started one of the biggest gold rushes in the southern hemisphere in the early 1860's. It lured men from all over the Australian and Californian goldfields.
I don't know but am guessing that the water cannon was used to sluice the hillsides when mining for gold.
A&T Burt were the manufaturers and were established in 1862. but sadly not still operating.

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The impersonator

This is part of the native section of the  Christchurch botanical gardens but I am  not sure that the palm in the centre  is nat...