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35mm slides converted to digital format - Click here for details.
3D photographic slide from around 1900 a far cry from the modern equivalent.
About Author - should you really want to know......
Activities - Some of the things we used to do 50 odd years back.
Aerial View of Kaikorai taken in 1947 and overlaid with shop locations of that era.
Aerial View of Kaikorai taken in 1947 showing Frasers Road Baths and surrounding area.
Aerial View of Nairn Street/Taieri Road area C1900. (Not strictly aerial really).
Aerial Views of Nairn Street/Taieri Road area in both 1947 and 2007.
Alphabetically sorted list of some of the people mentioned in this project.
Amateur Radio Operators ("Hams") who lived in Kaikorai over the years.
Ammunition Track - the motorcycle track at the lower end of Kaikorai Valley.
Arthur Ellis Ltd founded in Kaikorai Valley Road.
Ash Man - Ash Cart collecting ashes from domestics fires.
Automatic Brake for cable cars invented by Mr W. E. Richardson, of Outram (1901) - Newspaper items from years gone by.
Baths at Frasers Road - photographs, some with names, with maps showing baths location.
Bicycles (Delivery) - See under "Work after school" in "What we did" 50 plus years back.
Bishops Court Shops & Shopkeepers in the Highgate 'Dip' area.
Blacksmith - R.Moore, Coach Builder, on corner of Taieri Road & Kaikorai Valley Road.
Bottle Recycling - we did it in the 1940-1950s AND got paid for it!.
Boxing Classes - Gilchrist & Moir boxing classes. 1927-1928 photographs.
Bread Deliveries in horsedrawn carts from Taylor's Bakery in Kaikorai Valley Road.
Bridge over Kaikorai Stream replaced in 1908 - view and information.
Brockville - a couple of photographs, early and later.
Broken Biscuits we got from Hudsons Biscuit Factory in the 1930s.
Broken Biscuits we got from the Phoenix Biscuit Factory in the 1940s.
Building Highgate Bridge and Stuart Street extension.
Businesses, Shops & Shopkeepers listed alphabetically.
Businesses, Shops & Shopkeepers listed by business type.
Bus Route - while Stuart Street Extension was being constructed.
Cable Car automatic brake invented by Mr W. E. Richardson, of Outram (1901) - Newspaper items from years gone by.
Cable Car Dimensions - for Kaikorai Line.
Cable Car Index - for Kaikorai Line & Roslyn Line.
Cable Car Invention in 1896 no rails visible, only central slot - Newspaper items from years gone by.
Cable Car Sketch Plan - Sketch plan of Roslyn cable car No.93.
Cable Cars - Conductors 'n Gripmen.
Cars - were not something many people owned in the early 1900s.
Car turning indicators over the years.
Caversham Tunnel - The old Caversham tunnel was something that most boys (and girls) either walked or biked through.
Certificates & Prizes - 1930s Kaikorai School Attendance Certificate & Flower Show Prizes.
Changes to street names - Kaikorai and Roslyn street name changes over the years.
Chronological List - of Historical Events around Roslyn & Kaikorai.
Churches - Index to various (still further to insert yet).
Cinema was at the hall in Nairn Street, previously known at the Moulin Rouge Dance Hall and before that the Wakari Drill Hall.
City Road and Taieri Road - changes over the years to start and end.
Clothes - nothing to do with Kaikorai - just musing by myself.
CLUBS & GROUPS - Not a lot of information so far, some help would be appreciated.
Coal Range - King of the kitchen - and other memories.
Coal Yard & other stories - contributed by David Still.
Coins - Old & New. A look at some of the early currency & tokens used in New Zealand and changes over the years.
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Compare Views - Then & Now. A selection of early Kaikorai views with the equivalent view in 2006.
Comparisons - between designs of Kaikorai & Roslyn cable cars.
Conductors & Gripmen - a brief mention of some I knew.
Constructing Stuart Street Extension - some photographs and information.
Crossword - try this crossword on Kaikorai. See also: Jigsaw Puzzles of Kaikorai related subjects for you to download FREE.
Crystal Sets - part of what we did in the 1950s was make crystal sets to listen to in bed.
Currency - Old & New. A look at some of the early currency & tokens used in New Zealand and changes over the years.
Delivery Bicycles - See under "What we did" 50 plus years back.
Derelict cable car and trams near Cromwell - after services ended in Dunedin.
Desks & Pens - what we used in school 50 plus years back.
Diesel Bus and cable car meeting at Ross St junction.
Diesel Bus Route - while Stuart Street Extension was being constructed.
Don McAra's Book - a brief review of "Hold Very Tight Please!" - launched July 2007.
Dunedin Corporation Tramways - Penny Section token - view picture.
Dunedin Tram Routes - diagram showing routes from 1879 - 1905.
Dunedin Tram Routes - diagram showing routes from 1900 - 1956.
DVD of some web site content available. For those who do not have Internet.
Early cars - a little bit about cars from around 50 or more years back.
Early Newspaper items from years gone by - some items of interest (maybe).
Electric Trams along Highgate - INDEX - inaugural service from Maori Hill started 1900.
Employment in 1902 - a list of some typical trades and types of employment listed in 1902.
Feedback - Recollections - Reminiscences - by people who have visited this site.
Fire at Kaikorai - and other items of interest (maybe).
Fosters Shoe Repairs - 128 Taieri Road, photograph with recollections by Janet Bai (nee Foster).
Frasers Bakery - A photograph and some recollections.
Frasers Road Baths - photographs, some with names.
       Also 1935 map & 1947 aerial photograph showing location of baths.
Gilchrist & Moir - boxing classes. 1927-1928 photographs.
Girl's Brigade - held at Kaikorai Presbyterian Church.
Gripmen & Conductors - a brief mention of some I knew of.
Groups & Clubs - Not a lot of information so far, some help would be appreciated.
Hairdressers - Tobacconists in the Roslyn and Kaikorai area.
HELP Files - in case you have problems printing or viewing.
Highgate Bridge Index - views before, during and after construction.
Highgate (High Street) Directory listings for 1888, 1902, 1909, 1919, 1936, 1942, 1950
Hill Jack - Some chronological information on Hill Jack.
Historical Events - around Roslyn & Kaikorai.
Historical Events - in Otago History, 1840-1940.
Hold Very Tight Please! - a brief review of Don McAra's Book - launched July 2007.
Horse & Cart plus other horses - Index to a few articles where horse and cart or just horses are mentioned.
Horse drawn trams - Ross Street to Maori Hill, 1882 till 1900.
Hotel - Roslyn & Kaikorai Hotel is mentioned in 1969 newspaper article. Mention is also made in the 1888 Stones Street Directory of it being on the RHS of City Road somewhere about the location of the Fire Station (which is now flats).
Hotels around the district - information on page 15 of 'The Coal Yard & other stories'.
How to make Kites - from surplus materials.
Hunt Club - and other early memories.
I.O.O.F. Lodge - Photographs showing lodge and link to other lodge information.
Introduction to project - how it started.
Jellicoe Crescent Street Directory for 1919 - 1936 - 1942 - 1950
Jigsaw Puzzles of Kaikorai related subjects for you to download FREE. See also: Crossword - try this crossword on Kaikorai.
Jobs in 1902 - a list of some typical trades and types of employment listed in 1902.
Jubilee Souvenir Booklet Kaikorai School Jubilee 1919.
Jubilee Souvenir Booklet Kaikorai School Jubilee 1994 125th Celebrations.
Jubilee Souvenir Booklets Kaikorai Presbyterian Church 1918 & 1928.
Kaikorai Cinema was in the hall in Nairn Street, previously known at the Moulin Rouge Dance Hall and before that the Waikari Drill Hall.
Kaikorai Bakery Wm. Taylor proprietor, Kaikorai Valley Road.
Kaikorai Brass Band - photograph ex ODT - 100 years ago with names.
Kaikorai Cable Cars - Information on when they started and finished with other general information, a page with some photographs of the Kaikorai line cable cars at various parts of the tracks, and another page showing the ripping up of the rails c1948. See also a separate page on the Start & End of the cable cars
Kaikorai Pensioner Flats - construction.
Kaikorai Presbyterian Church - Several pages of pictures here from 1868 to 2006.
Kaikorai Primary School - Index to many pages from 1869 till the present time.
Kaikorai Shops - a photograph record of early Kaikorai shops to be added to as time permits and more photographs come to hand.
Kaikorai - the Steam Ship 1918 - 1960.
Kaikorai Stream - Information Page, a Kaikorai Valley College project. [Sorry - it appears the College has removed this information - March 2010 - I have made contact and it is on their list of things to restore].
Kaikorai Stream Bridge - 1908 view and information.
Kaikorai Street Listings - For: 1888   1902   1909   1919   1936   1942   1950
Kaikorai Street Maps - at different points in time, some indicating where shops, etc, were and who owned them.
Kaikorai Valley Road Street Directory for 1902 - 1919 - 1936 - 1942 - 1950
Kite Making - from surplus materials.
Knucklebones - John Park remembers them well.
Links - to some other sites.
Lobsters - catching in Frasers Creek, is listed under the 'What we did' section.
Lodge (I.O.O.F.) - Photographs showing lodge and link to other lodge information.
Lower Valley Businesses & Activities - A small amount of information on these items.
McAra, Don - a brief review of Don's book "Hold Very Tight Please!" - launched July 2007.
Making Crystal Sets - part of what we did in the 1950s - listen to crystal sets in bed.
Making Kites - from surplus materials.
Making Pompoms - how we made pompoms using wool and milk bottle tops.
Making Telephones - how we made telephones when we were kids.
Making Trollies - now a forgotten art for today's children?
Maori Hill Electric Trams - INDEX to related pages such as construction of tracks, route taken, and much more. Started in 1900 and ended in 1936.
Maps of the Kaikorai area - at different points in time, some indicating where shops, etc, were and who owned them.
Memories - sent in by other people who have viewed this site.
Memories contained in other items:-
See 1919 Kaikorai School Jubilee booklet, The Coal Yard & other stories & John Park's recollections.
Mellor Street - construction and view of Kaikorai Valley Road houses.
Milk Bottle Tops - how we made pompoms using wool and milk bottle tops.
Milk in schools. This ceased on 10th February 1967.
Milk Man - and other early memories.
Modes of transport - 50 to 100 years back.
Morse Code - used weekly by Scouts from Roslyn group to Maori Hill group by wires.
Morse Code - some information about the 'code' and the main characters used are listed.
Motor Cars & Motor Cycles - motor cars were not something many people owned in the early 1900s.
Moulin Rouge Dance Hall - some brief information.
Nairn Street Street Directory for 1919 - 1936 - 1942 - 1950
Name Changes - Kaikorai street names and many name changes over the years.
Names of people mentioned - Alphabetically sorted list of some of the names appearing in this project.
Newspaper items from years gone by - some items of interest (maybe). See also: First electric tram system for New Zealand from report in Evening Post newspaper of 10th November 1900.
NZ Centennial 1940 - gift to school children at Wingatui Race Course acivity day.
Occupations in 1902 - a list of some typical trades and types of employment listed in Stones street directory of 1902.
Panoramic views both early and current - some old panoramic photographs with 2006 versions from the same site for comparison.
Pennies & Pounds - Currency, Old & New. A look at some of the early currency & tokens used in New Zealand and changes over the years.
Pens & Desks - what we used in school 50 plus years back.
Pensioner Flats - in Nairn Street opposite church. Construction began in May 1955.
People mentioned in this project - Alphabetically sorted list of some of the names appearing in this project.
Photographic slide in 3D from around 1900 is a far cry from the modern equivalent.
PixieTown - what we did as kids at Christmas - visit Santa at PixieTown.
Police Station - Kaikorai Community Police Station in Kaikorai Valley Road - when opened and who manned it.
Police Station in Roslyn - a short history and who manned it.
Pompoms - how we made pompoms using wool and milk bottle tops.
PRINT - any page, use the "Print" button.
Private School - Cotton, Mrs Frances E. Private School,. from about 1888.
Puzzles - Jigsaw puzzles of Kaikorai related subjects for you to download FREE.
Queen Carnival - Kaikorai School entry c1932.
Radio Technicians - I W Standage Ltd, 31 Taieri Road (see 1942 street directory).
Recent updates or additions. A list of the most recent pages or information added to this project.
  Recollections - Reminiscences - by people who have sent comments.
  Recollections contained in other items:-
See 1919 Kaikorai School Jubilee booklet, The Coal Yard & other stories & John Park's recollections.

Recycling Bottles - we did it in the 1940-1950s AND got paid for it!.
Restoring - Repairing - damaged early photographs - even adding colour.
Restoration groups keen to see return of a Cable Car route to Dunedin. - now two groups are keen to actively pursue this course of action. Check Cable Car Index page.
Ripping up the rails - after the demise of the Kaikorai line cable cars.
Rose Hip collecting - and other early memories.
Roslyn & Kaikorai Hotel is mentioned in 1969 newspaper article. Mention is also made in the 1888 Stones Street Directory of it being on the RHS of City Road somewhere about the location of the Fire Station (which is now flats).
Roslyn Cable Car Fatality 1909 - Newspaper items from years gone by.
Roslyn Cable Car Route - Original 1900 route and 1906 change of route.
Roslyn Cable Cars - Rattray Street to Frasers Road.
Roslyn Cable Cars - Early cable car and employees at Frasers Road.
Roslyn Cable Cars - Sketch plan of cable car No.93.
Roslyn Institute - Located on High Street (now Highgate) near Ross Street 100 years ago.
Roslyn Police Station - a short history and who manned it.
Roslyn Post Office - photographs of official opening 1908.
Roslyn School of Music - Tui Hutton, Music Teacher.
Roslyn Shops - Index to articles, photographs of Roslyn shops.
Roslyn shops demolished June 2008 - now you see them - now you don't.
Roslyn Township's Character - an article from a 1969 newspaper.
Roslyn Tramway Fatality 1909 - Newspaper items from years gone by.
Roslyn Woollen Mills - some photographs from earlier times.
Salvation Army Hall - Roslyn. Was located in City Road from 26th May 1916.
Santa Claus - what we did as kids at Christmas - visit Santa at PixieTown.
School - see Kaikorai Primary School - Index to various items.
School - Cotton Private School 1902 listing shows Mrs Francis E Cotton in King St (now Erin Street).
School Desks & Pens - what we used 50 plus years back.
School Street Street Directory for 1919 - 1936 - 1942 - 1950
Self Help Co-op - Web site with history of the Self Help stores.
Sentinal motor wagon - new vehicle to carry wool bales to Roslyn Mill in 1908.
Shop locations - indicated on 1947 aerial photograph of Kaikorai.
Shops & other Businesses listed by business type - Roslyn & Kaikorai.
Shops & Shopkeepers in the Kaikorai area - also Kaikorai shop location map .
Shops & Shopkeepers in the Roslyn area - also Roslyn shop location map.
Shops in Kaikorai - a photograph record of early Kaikorai shops to be added to as time permits and more photographs come to hand.
Slates, pens & desks - a few pictures of some of the early writing devices and desks.
Souvenir Booklet Kaikorai School Jubilee 1919.
Souvenir Booklet Kaikorai School Jubilee 1994 125th Celebrations.
Souvenir Booklets Kaikorai Presbyterian Church 1918 & 1928.
Souvenir Gift to children for NZ Centennial 1940.
Souvenir Publication to commemorate Schools Day at Wingatui Racecourse in 1940.
Spinning Tops - various models we used as children.
Sports Clubs - Not a lot of information so far, some help would be appreciated.
Start & End of the cable cars of the Kaikorai Line. Where it started and how it ended.
Statistics on this project - pages, graphics, etc.
Stereoscope 3D photographic slide from around 1900 a far cry from the modern equivalent.
Street Lists - A .PDF file listing which streets have been scanned and what years they are.
Street Name Changes - Kaikorai street names and many name changes over the years.
Stuart Street Extension - some post 1950 construction photographs and information.
Sutherland Hall - Kaikorai Presbyterian Church
Taieri Road and City Road - changes over the years to start and end.
Taieri Road Street Directory for 1919 - 1936 - 1942 - 1950
Telegrams - Now a thing of the past!.
Telephones - What we did - how we made telephones when we were kids.
Telephones - The old telephone on the wall - story (Author unknown)
Telephones - What the early telephone connection cost.
Telephones - What the early telephone looked like.
Terms & Terminology describing employment in 1902 - a list of some typical trades and types of employment 100 years back.
The Coal Yard & other stories - contributed by David Still.
Then & Now - Compare Views. A selection of early Kaikorai views with the equivalent view from 2000 -
Tickets & Tokens
      Cable Cars - Tickets and other general information on Kaikorai line.
      Electric tram tickets (Maori Hill) - c1908. Also pictures of early Maori Hill trams.
      Tokens - including a Penny Section token for Dunedin Corporation Tramways.
Toilets & Restrooms (Businesses & Amenities) listed alphabetically by type.
Toy Spinning Tops - various models we used as children.
Trades & Employment in 1902 - trades and types of employment listed in 1902.
Trafficators - on early English cars. Something to behold.
Tram Routes (Dunedin) - diagram showing routes from 1879 - 1905.
Tram Routes (Dunedin) - diagram showing routes from 1900 - 1956.
Transport Modes - Index - 50 to 100 years back.
Tree Planting - at the Kaikorai Presbyterian Church on 23 August 1919.
Trolley Bus passing under Highgate bridge on way from city.
Trucks - some stories with photographs of old trucks.
Tyne Street Street Directory for 1919
Updates or additions. A list of the most recent pages or information added to this project.
Views both early and current - some old photographs with 2006 versions from the same site for comparison.
Views (panoramic) both early and current - some old panoramic photographs with 2006 versions from the same site for comparison.
View Recollections - of site visitors to this site or Click here to e-mail Alan
Wakari Drill Hall & Wakari Rifles - Nairn Street, Kaikorai.
Wakari shops article date not known.
Walton Street view - in early years with old Kaikorai School in background.
What things cost - a brief look at how much things cost us 50 odd years back.
What we did - Some of the things we used to do 50 odd years back.
What we wear - Something to ponder, a poem by Alan - nothing to do with Kaikorai.
Who lived where - Some of the Kaikorai area street directory listings of 1902, 1919, 1936, 1942 & 1950.
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