Throwback Thursday: Tahuanui


Can you remember only seeing three houses on the Port Hills? Local woman Clarice Millin certainly can.

Clarice sent this photo to and we couldn’t resist using it for Throwback Thursday considering the bare Port Hills in the background.

The photograph was taken in 1942 and shows the standard five and six Tahunanui School girls to Nelson Live.


[twentytwenty]tahuna then tahuna now[/twentytwenty]


“One summers day we walked from the school to the beach and some pupils went for a swim,” says Clarice. “I think Mr McNabb was the head teacher and I have an idea that the lady teacher was Miss Dorothy Brent.”

Row one, far left – Gladys Richards, Megan Ashton, Lola Russel, Jean McAlistar and Jessie McMillan.

Row two, from left – Betty Jamison, Lola Barr, Patsy Henderson, Brenda Tear and Betty McConachie.

Row three, from left – June Redfern, Laura Goad, Barbara Mitchell, Fay Goad and Margaret Kelling.

Row four, from left – Jean Haymer, Shirley Daggliesh, Pat Jameison, Frances Knight, Clarice Millin, Joy Josephene Jones and Patty Simpson.