Many Thames miners moved to Waihi when the gold ran out. Lured by the opening of the Ohinemuri goldfields and regular employment. Large mining ventures followed at Waihi, Waitekauri, Waikino and Karangahake.
The strike of 1912, is an event that will never be forgotten and a full account can be found via many internet sources, such as the Waihi Museum and New Zealand History online..
There are also two books:
"The Tragic Story of the Waihi Strike" by H E Holland & R S Ross
"The Red and the Gold" by S Roche.
My main purpose for posting this is to alert descendants of miners involved in the strike - The Waihi Museum are trying make contact with descendants as they prepare to remember the 100 year anniversary of the strike, next year.