A distant overview of Havelock from the Grove Track. The view follows the Township along to the protruding Havelock Wharf. The Picton-Grove bridle-track was under construction by May 1862 and the dray road from the Grove Wharf to Mahakipawa (9 miles from Havelock) was almost cleared in 1863; the Mahakipawa to Havelock section followed on.
Havelock From The Grove Track
Below you will find the message written on the back of the postcard. In the event we have duplicates of the same postcard, multiple messages may be found below.
My Loving Wife
Well here I am again at 10am, Wednesday at the Hotel doing my work and Avery is also at it. We had a good parade last night Havelock only 2 missing one gone to Nelson & the other to Spring Creek. We had about 50 people looking on. We arrived here at 3.30pm it was very warm riding up the valley, we left Blenheim at 9.30am. We leave here this afternoon for the Grove but it's only 9 miles so we are coming back after drill and go on to Canvastown tomorrow afternoon. I am in the best of health darling and I hope you are the same and will continue so. Hope Edie is getting on all right. How does the toddler like being home again. Will now close with lots of love
Your ever loving husband Jack
Rev A.H. Heron
St Peter's Vicarage Havelock
Dear Dad. Just got a message from Mrs Gibson, So say Tues will suit her & that Mrs Ted Eden will have her little girl Baptized too. Shall expect you all to lunch.
Love from Lil
22nd March 1919
Photographer:James Raglan Akersten
Photographers Card ID:
No 12 Havelock