Friday, 10 July 2015

More Artifacts from the Tauranga Heritage Collection

Radio, AKRAD
Image courtesy of Tauranga Heritage Collection, Ref. 0006/01
This radio was manufactured in the1930s by the highly innovative Waihi firm AKRAD. Established by Keith Wrigley, the firm went on to produce PYE televisions.

Lemon Squeezer, WW1
Image courtesy of Tauranga Heritage Collection, Ref. 0055/13
This lemon squeezer was worn by Corporal Robert Lepper. He was awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry in action. He rushed forward under heavy fire and brought to safety men who were lying wounded in front of the firing-line during the Senussi Campaign in Egypt.

Tauranga Railway Bridge Souvenir Plate
Image courtesy of Tauranga Heritage Collection, Ref. 0392/06
This souvenir plate celebrates the opening of the Tauranga Railway Bridge in 1924. The route the railway line took through town was the cause of controversy. Some residents felt it should travel down Elizabeth Street and not along The Strand.

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