photos from the past
Alexander Turnbull Library http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/?l=en
On this website you can browse the digitised Manuscripts and Pictorial collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Some of the photos I have here are ones from the Library and some are from private collections.
Island Bay fisherman and their families, 1973. (The Evening Post)
Fisherman gathered outside Roma House in Trent Street. (Alexander Turnbull Library)
Italian and Shetland Islanders on the beach at Island Bay with boxes of fuel, c1925. (Alexander Turnbull Library)
The gondola at Wellington Zoo, my father Antonio is third from the right, taken 1953. (Private collection)
Zia Sisina (Teresa Elenio, my auntie) and her famous homemade mozzarella cheese, 1969. (The Evening Post)
The Island Bay beach wall meeting place, left to right: Luigi Ruocco (my nonno), Luigi Della Barca, Jack Alberino, Salvatore Amitrano, unknown, Benedetto Esposito, Pietro Federico, Antonino Muollo and Antonio Mollo, circa 1970s. (photo taken by Rutherford Ward)
Left to right: Luigi Ruocco (my nonno - grandfather), Luigi Della Barca, Jack Alberino, unknown, Salvatore Amitrano, Pietro Federico, Antonino Muollo, Antonio Mollo and Giuseppe Lamacchia and his dog Sparky, circa 1970s. (photo taken by Rutherford Ward)
Island Bay fishermen's rugby team, 1921. (Alexander Turnbull Library)
Island Bay beach and waterfront, circa 1920. Photograph taken by Sydney Charles Smith. (Alexander Turnbull Library)
My dad Antonio (right with my cousin Maria Grazia) at Naples when he left for new Zealand in 1952. Pictured from left to right: unknown, Francesco Orsi (my uncle married to my dad's sister Antonina), my Zia Rosinella (she later emigrated to New Zealand but settled in Hastings), Zio Gennaro (Dad's brother, Zia Filomena (Dad's sister), my Nonno, Giuseppe Cuccurullo and crouching down from left to right: unknown and Raffaele (Fifi) Esposito who later emigrated to Island Bay and who today remains a good friend of my father.