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. Discover
the Waitaki Hydro Scheme.. 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.
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Video of the month -
Te Manahuna Aoraki
Goal to have 310,000 hectares predator free.
New webpage - The Fairlie Cottage Hospital.
Photos of the month - Almost certainly S. H. Andrew PHOTO
Stanley Herbert ANDREW (1880-1965).
1880: Born at Great Torrington, Devon, England (Son of Oliver Bray ANDREW & his wife Isabella Kate FULFORD)
1891: UK Census shows Stanley & his family (parents & siblings) living in Wales
1901: UK Census, Stanley was boarding in Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales, occupation = photographer
1911: NZ Electoral Roll, Timaru Electorate - Supplementary Roll, 25 Maori Hill, Timaru, photographer
1914: Enlisted 21 Oct 1914 at Blenheim to serve in WW1, Reg No 6/1232A. Occupation = Photographer (self-employed), Last NZ Address = Kaikoura, NOK = Mrs I K Andrew (mother), Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England. 6ft. 170lbs. Hair fair. Presbyterian.
5/10/1916 Boarded. Disability: 1. Chronic rheumatism. 2. Malaria. Finding. Return to NZ by Hospital Ship for discharge as permanently unfit.
1917: Returned to NZ by Tainui in late 1916 & was finally discharged on 22 Jan 1917 as "no longer fit for war service on account of illness contracted on active service", Intended address = Taumarunui
A 1914 pre war territorial photo - 2nd South Canterbury territorials, Melville Raynham Smith 61055 of Ashburton, probably front and centre. The photo would have been taken at a camp near Timaru. Most pre war territorials went with the Main Body or early reinforcements, but Melville for some unknown reason didnít sail to the 30th reinforcements
Geraldine Campground, in the center of town, with beautiful specimens of trees and a
sign Visit Our Museum. What a good way to advertise the other
museum in town, the Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery
Museum. The campground is so nice and tidy, a well laid out motor camp,
quite, you rarely hear traffic, has two shower blocks, cabins full up fast
and motor homes arrive in the evening. Many come back year after year to
Press 15 October 1938 Page 15 "The motor camp is certainly an asset to the town," said the Mayor (Mr J. R. Lack).
May 1955. Geraldine Motor Camp. Whites Aviation photo.
An old rake.
An old mower.
Horse drawn plough.
An old drill. Photos taken early in the morning around 7 am in January 2018.
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