Friday, 15 May 2015

The Spit, Cemetery Point and Archdeacon's Point


Sulphur Point showing the remains of the old sulphur works about 1910. It was originally known as The Spit, Cemetery Point and Archdeacon’s Point.  In 1901, in depression time, the Salvation Army started a fishing business and a building was erected at Sulphur Point. Locally caught fish were smoked-cured and shipped to Auckland. This business was eventually sold to Sanford’s Limited.

An advertisement in the Bay of Plenty Times 23 May 1877 asked for all persons interested in the formation of a Gun Club to meet at the Commercial Hotel the following Saturday. Subsequently , the club that was formed had its range at Sulphur Point.  Could this be the rifle range where Elva Brain won Captain Millar’s trophy March 1917?

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