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Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

From December 2011 - March 2020, Perry, our Heritage Librarian - Photographs contributed images to the History Page of the Waikato Times. The History Page was revived in 2021 and the Library is proud to continue it's association, with Rowan, our Digital Delivery Librarian now also contributing. Explore some of the contributions and add your thoughts in the comments!

Maps

Maps

Explore some of our cartographic collection. To view more of the collection, contact the team to book a time!

Transport

Transport

Explore a selection of images showing all manner of transport from our collection.

Hamilton East

Hamilton East

Explore how Hamilton East has changed through time!

Garden Place

Garden Place

Explore the unique history of this central Hamilton location. To learn more about this history of Garden Place, including the hill that used to be there, check out https://hamiltonlibraries.co.nz/heritage/exhibitions/garden-place/

Claudelands

Claudelands

Explore the history of the suburb of Claudelands. For a more detailed overview, check out https://hamiltonlibraries.co.nz/heritage/exhibitions/claudelands-through-the-years/

Frankton

Frankton

Explore how Frankton has changed over time. For a more detailed history of the area, check out https://hamiltonlibraries.co.nz/heritage/exhibitions/frankton-history/

Heritage Cinemas

Heritage Cinemas

Photographs, leaflets, programmes, and posters from Hamilton’s heritage cinemas. These historic theatres include the State Theatre / Carlton Theatre, the Civic Theatre, the Embassy Theatre, and the Royal Theatre.

Hotels

Hotels

Historic hotels including Hamilton Hotel, the Royal Hotel, the Commercial Hotel, and the Empire Hotel.

H & J Court window displays

H & J Court window displays

Enjoy these photographs of H & J Court's window displays. They provide a fascinating view of historic fashions and shop window displays