Parks, Outdoors

Ball's Clearing

Ball’s Clearing photo montage – advertising by Lovell-Smith Photography

BALL’S CLEARING – PUKETITIRI

Bush Track merging into Clearing

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Lovely View of Natural Bush edge – backed by Forest Giants

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Looking across the 90 acre Natural Clearing

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Another Beautiful View, inside clearing, of Bush edge graduating into Lofty Forest

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Fern Trees in the Bush

Ball's Clearing 1930

Ball’s Clearing, Puketitiri

Article in “Auckland Weekly News”, 4 June 1930 –

BEAUTIFUL NATIVE BUSH IN THE HAWKE’S BAY DISTRICT, FOR THE PRESERVATION  OF WHICH A DETERMINED EFFORT IS NOW BEING MADE.
Combined committees in Napier and Hastings are endeavouring to induce the Government to acquire an area of native bush around Ball’s Clearing, a natural clearing of unique botanical and scientific interest. This fine stretch of bush is one of the very few remaining pieces in the whole of the Hawke’s Bay Province and for that reason alone it is designed to keep it as a national reserve.

Cornwall Park

Workmen building stone entrance way at Cornwall [?] Park

Havelock North Hills

View towards Havelock North hills

Heighway Garden

Heighway garden

Lakeside Gathering

Lakeside gathering, possibly at Waikoko

Radio Aerials

Radio 2YZ transmitter aerials at Opapa, Te Hauke

Spring Show

Spring show at Hastings Racecourse

Spring Show

Spring show at Hastings Racecourse

Street Scene in Hastings

Street scene on corner of Railway Road and Heretaunga Street, Hastings

Clausen’s household, hardware and chinaware shop on right; Bank of New Zealand and Griffiths shoe store further down street

Tree in Flower

Tree in flower

” FL Bone written on negative”