Historic Photos of Paremata

"The history of the world is the world's court of justice."

- Friedrich von Schiller.

This page has photos showing the development of Paremata, Papakowhai and Whitby from the early 1940s.

 

Aerial photo of Paremata 1950s.
Paremata, showing the bridge across the inlet.
Golden Gate and Pauatahanui Inlet towards the farmland
at the top of the picture which became the future Whitby.
This photo was taken before the new rail bridge was built
across the inlet at Paremata in the 1950s.

Aerial view of Paremata-Papakowhai 1962.
This photo shows the Paremata area at the top, down to the area which is now known as Papakowhai taken 3 May 1962.

Aerial view of Paremata 1962.
Paremata 3 May 1962.
Showing the Onepoto Channel.

Aerial view of Paremata-Golden Gate.
Closeup of Paremata-Golden Gate.
You can clearly see the channel and sandbanks of the inlet
with a few boats at anchor.

Aerial view of Pauatahanui Inlet 1969.
Pauatahanui Inlet from the hills above Paremata showing sandbanks exposed at low tide.
This photo was included in a report to the County Clerk
of the old Hutt County Council on 6 November 1969
entitled "The Conservation of the Biological Values of Porirua Harbour".

View of Paremata Beach 1969.
Paremata (Dolly Varden) beach.
Noted as the only inland
bathing beach of any size in the Wellington District
other than those in Wellington Harbour.
This photo was included in a report to the County Clerk
of the old Hutt County Council on 6 November 1969
entitled "The Conservation of the Biological Values of Porirua Harbour".

View of Paremata-Golden Gate closeup.
Paremata-Golden Gate closeup (two photos joined).
30 August 1964.

Aerial view of Paremata-Golden Gate 2000.
Paremata-Golden Gate.

View of Paremata 2000.
Paremata and Camborne looking south towards Porirua.

View of Paremata 2003.
Paremata from Camborne.

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