I'm going to dump a few pictures of historic New Zealand.
Depending how the thread goes I might post pictures from other countries/maybe even do a historic fashion thread (as a side note does anyone have any websites with collections of photographs from Victorian/Edwardian England?).
Auckland Art Gallery, taken from Wellesley Street West, looking across Queen Street. Taken around 1904-06.
Boating, Canterbury Rowing Club, 1910. Steffano Webb
Cadillac car with passengers, ca. 1907. Frederick Nelson Jones
Children at a penny scramble on Trafalgar Street, Nelson, ca. 1905. Frederick Nelson Jones
Children at Empire Day celebrations, Stratford, 24 May 1903. James McAllister
Crowd at New Brighton beach, Christchurch ca 1910. Sydney Charles Smith
Crowd at Worser Bay, Wellington 1909 for the Miramar Carnival. Sydney Charles Smith
Greengrocer, shop interior with cash register, Christchurch, 1910. Steffano Webb
Grocery shop interior, ca. 1910. Frederick Nelson Jones
Group of men and women cycling along a road in Christchurch, 1907. Steffano Webb
Can someone give me a brief rundown o fthe history of the New Zealand flag? I understand that it's going to be replaced with a Maori flag because Maori are a majority population in New Zealand, but I'm curious as to who came up with the imperialist design.
High Street, Hawera, 1907-12. William Archer Price
It's being used as distraction for the TPPA, etc/to stroke the PMs ego. It likely won't change because a majority do not wish it to.
I cannot remember the reasons behind the flag (except it was 'our' design before Australia, as Australia did not federate until the early 1900s) but there is a wikipedia page explaining it.
Karangahape Road, Auckland ca 1900. William Archer Price
Mitchell's City Hotel, on the corner of Columbo and High Streets, Christchurch, ca. 1912. Steffano Webb
Sacred Heart Convent school, Wanganui, 1912. Frank Denton
Spectators, opening ceremony, New Zealand International Exhibition of 1906-1907, Christchurch. Steffano Webb
Princes Street, Dunedin, 1862
Yes. Named by the Dutch after the Dutch province.
Grocery shop window display, location unidentified. Photograph taken by Samuel Heath Head, Christchurch. 1915
Looking down George Street, 1960. Dunedin.
Off to the shops, if the thread is still up when I'm back I'll post a few more.
Fucking Maoris need to realise that they don't actually have a basis for "treaty settlements"
Between that and all the dole bludgers this country is getting sucked dry.