Here are some pictures capturing sights of Invercargill around the late 19th century. At this time the township was very much a wild patch of land in the early stages of being tamed, dotted with mainly timber buildings and surrounded by vast stretches of native forest.
Waikiwi was a separate township on North road towards Invercargill, and was nestled within a forest landscape which has since been completely cleared with the exception of Thompsons bush at the edge of the Waihopai river next to Queens drive.
Colyers Princess Hotel, Dee street
Tay street – South side from Nith to Clyde showing Old Royal Hotel & fire station.
View from Tay street looking South.
1st Presbyterian church, Tay street.
RD Yule, Draper, Bank NSW & Police station Tay street
Bank of Otago, Hunter & Hawkshaw Merchants.
Flour mill, Esk street
Cowper & Wilson, Dee street
Steroscopic view, Dee street, West side looking North from Esk street.
Steroscopic view -arch of Welcome to SirSEc Greyover Est street.
Steroscopic view Cnr Dee & Esk streets – Mitchell & Co Merchants, McKenzie Glasgow pie house.
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