This collection is from an album cut up and each image sold separately over time by a second-hand shop in Paraparaumu. Some images are now owned by Gavin Pasoce, some by Harold Kidd. They are seperated below.
The album belonged to a man named Fowke - likely to be E. H. Fowke, who was a member of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club during the 1930s. He crewed on board the Queen Charlotte, and was perhaps owner or part owner of Miru.
He was a member of the "Frolics", a social group of younger members active in the EBYMBC and RPNYC during the 1930s.
The images of Miru show her converted from a half-rater to a keeler - re-shaped aft (counter perhaps docked?), a couple of planks added, cuddy cabin built, and a big lump of iron or lead for the keel. This work was one before WWI.
Gavin Pascoe's collection:
...and on the other board
Miru careened ready for a scrub
On the hard
The reverse of this image is dated 1937 and lists the crew:
Bothamley, Fowke, Boyce, Hartnett, Carpenter, Naylor, McIntosh, Broberg
Crew at work on deck and aloft on Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte supposedly the last boat to have tied up at this jetty at Kaiwharawhara
Queen Charlotte Blackwood Bay
...and Ruakaka Bay
Queen Charlotte with Volante in the foreground at Clyde Quay
One of the "Frolics" bit of fun - a papier-mache whale makes an appearance at Clyde Quay for the RPNYC open day 1937. It was built over a dinghy powered by an outboard
Culprits: Fowke and Rog Parker
RPNYC picnic 1933
View from Somes Island - Nereides and Queen Charlotte
View from Ward Island
Fowke and skipper with a penguin on Ward island
Rona sailing out of Clyde Quay
Te Ruru Cup
Harold Kidd's collection:
1934 RPNYC picnic