Church Street

Historical Notes

There is some historical and photographic evidence that the photo was taken perhaps c.1895 or c.1900 . Charlie Dawes had moved to Kohukohu possibly by 1896 and opened his photographic studio in Kohukohu after 1900. He was 23 in 1890. In the photo he could be 23 years old but he also could be in his late 20’s or early 30’s .

The original Masonic Lodge is in the background of this photo and The Masonic Lodge was built in 1891 . St Mary’s church is in the photo, completed in 1891. Both buildings look completed or close to completion. In the other photo trail photo of Yarborough Street c.1890 the Masonic Lodge is not there - it looks like it hasn’t been built yet - unless it is behind trees.