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Old Russell.......Bay of Islands, New Zealand.............! by Roy  Massicks

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This beautiful old Morton Bay Fig tree is on the waterfront road of Russell – It was planted in 1870. The old house behind was the original Police Station and it has been kept in pristine condition like so many other houses along the waterfront.

Panasonic,LUMIX – GH2 at 14mm, 14×140 lens, 1/50, f/8, iso 160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 2 years ago

    lovely find Roy xxx

  • Thank you very much Lynn – every time we go to Russell we are fascinated by this Moreton Bay Fig tree and it’s unique root system !

    – Roy Massicks

  • 242Digital
    242Digitalalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful compo and a house like I love so much… Great shot Roy ;-) – Jeremy

  • Thank you very much Jeremy – I love this house too ! There are quite a few houses like this still in Russell and the old church still has bullet holes visible from the Maori Wars.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Roy! Wonderful info! Love these old Morton Bay Fig Trees! :o)

  • Many thanks Marilyn – obviously planted by somebody who had lived in Australia. Nowdays they are all going back to Australia….ha ha !

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 2 years ago

    Super picture, Roy. The Bay of Islands is one of the places I would really love to visit one day. lottery permitting. LOL

  • Thank you David – keep it in mind, it’s worth a visit ! There is always a spare bed here for one or two !

    – Roy Massicks

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 2 years ago

    A beautifully created photo of a grand old property Roy. It never ceases to amaze me how alike Australia and New Zealand can be at times because this could quite easily have been taken in a town about 300 k’s north of us called Dongara – in fact had you said Dongara I would have believed you, and I know the place well!
    Very well taken Roy.

  • Many thanks Peter – you have to remember that a lot of early settlers came here from Australia or went from here to Oz. In my family history, great uncles in the 1850’s went from the Lake District of UK to Oz. They didn’t like Oz so came to NZ. Half of them decided that Oz was better than NZ so went back to Oz again ! Heather’s rellies went to Oz from Ireland, made money in the gold fields north of Melbourne then came over to NZ and brought in sixty horses, started up a carting business in the Otago gold rush and made more money. Unfortunately, they had spent most of it by the time I met Heather…….lol !
    Heather’s lot brought some of the first horses to NZ other than the military ones.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    A wonderful colonial scene dear Roy.They have both stood the test of time.x

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments and favourite Catherine. This whole waterfront is ninely percent Victorian villas – lovely little place.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 2 years ago

    superb capture Roy!

  • Thank you kindly for your great comments and favourite Charmiene – much appreciated ! We always take visitors here to Russell – it’s such a charming place !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene and capture Roy ~ wish times were so simple now to see police stations like this one!

  • Thank you very much Susie – talking about Police Stations, on the Chatham Islands off the coast of the South Island NZ, the Police lock-up, up until the 1950’s was inside a hollow tree. They just placed a steel grill across the opening. Obviously it was a low crime area !

    – Roy Massicks

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