Mar 6, 2009

Early Hanmer Springs


From a collection of early photographs of Hanmer Springs by C. A. McEvoy.


The ten much enlargeable images can be viewed at the Early Canterbury Photographers web site.

3 comments:

Jayne said...

Love these photos :)

kuaka said...

the long, dusty road to nowhere...

familiar to generations who've lived in or passed through half-horse towns.

(one of my brothers claimed years ago that many NZ towns didn't rise to the definition of one-horse towns. Yes, I saw the six in the 2nd image ;)

Canterbury Heritage said...

Hanmer was a much favoured stay in the school holidays. It was a time when the Lodge was a fire-gutted ruin, Saturday night at the flics and no togs in the public thermal baths at the Queen Mary Hospital.

The Lodge would have made a marvelous study for black and white photography in that era.

Hanmer's now an over-priced and rather trendy Backpacker destination.