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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Webpage of the month - The Macdonald Dictionary project - a crowd sourcing project. In this project you will identify and transcribe the names of people mentioned in the handwritten cards of the G R Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biographies. Sign in, draw box around a name, type out full name, add a year of birth or death and repeat until all names are done on card.
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Strathallan St. 2 p.m. and the
A.A.W. Co. Series postcard. 'The Arthur A. Ware Series'
Early Canterbury postcards.
Arthur Albert Ware, Bookseller, Stationer, & Printer, arrived New Zealand c.1901
(was in NZ 12 years) with his wife Amy and he died 25 March 1913 of Chronic
Pulmonary Tuberculosis for some years under the care of Dr. W. Unwin.
Haemoptysis (coughing up blood) Acute Toxaemia, aged
39, at his residence Roslyn Terrace, Timaru. M.S. Brooker was the
undertaker. Buried in the Timaru Cemetery ARTHUR (GHEDE) on headstone.
Alex Montgomery was the Registrar. He was born in born Walthamstone, NE
London, England. Married in London in 1898. Arthur was 25 when he married.
Amy Hogarth. Amy Harriett Ware was 42 when Arthur died. Parents: James
Ware, carpenter. Isabella Ware formerly Watson
T.J. Teague, Land, Insurance and General Business, Hay's Building, corner of Stafford and Strathallan Streets, Timaru.
Messrs Guinness and LeCren's Buildings, Strathallan Street.
Corner of Stafford, Church and Strathallan Streets.
Store SC Dresden - sold pianos.
The Old Bank Hotel
Robert Bowie, Stafford St., sold pickles.
Timaru Herald 29 November 1886 Page 2
A horseman who had evidently not been to a Good Templars' picnic, created some excitement in the Main Road on Saturday evening. He proceeded along the Main Road all right until getting near the Gladstone Board of Works Office, when his horse, a big upstanding animal, made a desperate plunge and landed on the footpath under Ballantyne's verandah, to the imminent danger of passers-by and the no small consternation of shopkeepers, who expected to see horse and rider take » header through the large plate glass windows. However the rider, by dint of much application of a big strap to the most susceptible part of his charger's anatomy got on the high road again, and all went well till the Old Bank corner was reached, when some more horse play of a decidedly dangerous character took place. The horse backed right into the hotel side door, and being lunged from there, got under Mr Bowie's verandah. At this stage a friend volunteered assistance, and taking the horse's head set it once more for home. After a little more skirmishing round in which it was plainly shown that the rider was as much frightened of his horse, as the bystanders were of the latter's heels, he was fairly set going on his homeward journey.
Timaru Herald 15 November 1887 Page 3
All day yesterday rain fell heavily, more especially in the morning, and water soon began to accumulate. The force of water was so great that the culvert at the Old Bank corner could not resist it, and the water damming up soon overran the Main Road, and sent a big stream down Strathallan street. In the afternoon the rain ceased a little, and the culverts getting a " show " very soon carried the water off.
Timaru Herald 15 May 1917 Page 11
Councillor Raymond, as chairman of the Works Committee, said the machinery was now all in order at the quarry, and the engineer said that he would be able to put metal out on Wai-iti road in the course of a few days. Councillor Murphy said the engineer had told them the same thing about Stafford street, which, had been twice, scarified since then. The Council had passed two resolutions that the first piece of street to be re-metalled was from the Old Bank corner to Cannon street, yet the engineer now wanted to go like a gale of wind to Wai-iti road. He (the speaker) objected to this.
Timaru Herald 28 March 1913 Page 8 Rugby Union
The chairman made suitable reference to the loss football had sustained through the death of the late Mr A A. Ware. Football was Mr. Ware's chief hobby, and the local game owed much to his energy as former secretary of the Referees' Association. A motion expressing the Union's sympathy with Mrs Ware in her sad bereavement was carried.
Ornamental Hawthorn trees (Crataegus laevigata 'Pauls Scarlet'.) can be found in bloom on the Fairlie Golf Course in November.
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