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Record in Time

 



One of Promote Dunstan's on-going projects is to gather together a 'record in time' of the Dunstan. This involves collecting together pictures, video clips and sound clips relating to our area.

We look forward to generating a collection of photographs from each of the decades since photographs were first taken in the area. The Central Stories Museum has already made a number available and these can be seen at our Heritage Gallery.

We also seek to collect together interesting oral histories from those in the area who can talk about times gone by, reminding us of our colourful heritage.

We'd also like to gather together video clips relevant to the area.

We intend to make all of our collection available both on-line (via this web site) and as a CD / DVD which interested people may access.

Can you help? Do you have old photographs which you'd be happy to allow us to display here? Note that the images here will be relatively lo resolution and not particularly suitable for downloading and printing. If you wished to access high resolution copies then they would be possibly available from their owners and sometimes there would be a charge involved.

Shown below are a few photographs supplied by Sally Bell (nee Chandler).

 

1860s

 

This is certainly in Clyde, but in what year would it be? Can to tell us?

 

1870s

 

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

Long before women began to battle for equal rights in the Racing Industry, Bertha McGinnis was competing for and winning against male jockeys throughout Central Otago late last century.

From the age of ten, Bertha rode her father’s trotting horses in race meetings at Ophir, Naseby, Wanaka, Tapanui, Beaumont, Lawrence, Ettrick, Cromwell, Roxburgh and on the old Dunstan Track.

In those days the minimum weight for the jockey was 11 stone. Bertha weighed 7 stone. The side saddle weighed 2 stone and had 2 stone of lead sewn under the saddle flaps to make up the required weight.

Mrs McGinnis settled at Earnscleugh and brought up a family of nine, passing away in 1938 at the age of 90.

Photo supplied by Marianne Maslin-Grimward of Central Gourmet Galleria.

 

 

 


 
1880s

Mr George Upton Field outside the Clyde Post and telegraph Office in 1881

 

 
1890s    
1900s

Post card of Clyde 1905 - Rory Butler
(Postcard 'Made in Austria')
Postage 'Half-penny inland, One penny abroad'

Old post card supplied by Mark of Central Gormet Galleria. Note a few new buildings in the bottom right since the photo in 1905 above. Its also taken from slightly further up the hill. Compare it with the photo from the 1980s below.

 

 
1910s    
1920s    
1930s

Building the Ernscleugh Bridge - Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

Building the Ernscleugh Bridge - Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

Building the Ernscleugh Bridge - Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

Building the Ernscleugh Bridge - Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 
1940s    
1950s

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

 
1960s

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

The second Clyde School - Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

 
1970s

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

 
1980s

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

 
1990s

Photograph courtesy of Sally Bell

 

 
2000s

Spilling water via the Clyde Dam in Winter, 2009

Photo supplied by Mark of Central Gourmet Galleria