This page has photos showing the development of Paremata, Papakowhai and Whitby from the early 1940s to the present day.
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.
This photo shows the Paremata area at the top, down to the area which is now known as Papakowhai, taken 3 May 1962.
Paremata 3 May 1962.
Showing the Onepoto Channel.
Closeup of Paremata-Golden Gate.
You can clearly see the channel and sandbanks of the inlet
with a few boats at anchor.
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".
Paremata-Golden Gate closeup (two photos joined).
30 August 1964.
Paremata and Camborne looking south towards Porirua.
Paremata from Camborne.
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