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The Nelson Photo News



Pictures From The Past


A view of Greymouth from above the Catholic Church. Dominating the skyline is the clock tower of the Post Office. The tower has since been demolished. In the background is the mouth of the Grey River and at the port can be seen the rigging of colliers, loading coal for shipping.


A huge spout of water gushes into the Matakitaki River, near Murchison, as men seek that elusive metal – gold. This photograph was taken in the early 1900s. The size of the boulders can be estimated by comparison with the men. Sluicing was a common method of gold searching.