Friday, March 23, 2012

Thames (NZ): Goldmining in the Coromandel

A good snapshot of the early documents available at Archives Auckland, are outlined in the online exhibition at Archives New Zealand. Entitled : GOLDMINING IN THE COROMANDEL.

The introduction starts with the discovery of gold in Coromandel, but has documents relating to the wider area. "This album illustrates goldmining in the Coromandel peninsula and shows what it was like to live and work in the goldfields."

There are three Albums: Early Days (18 items), Goldmining in the Tokotea (18 items) and Life in the Goldfields (20 items) Information includes sample pages from correspondence, court books, maps, hospital registers etc..
Block IV Thames Map
Remember if you are looking for mining information to check for Miner's Rights and other info at Kae's Goldminers database. The Treasury, Thames has a growing collection on mining and welcomes any contributions of documents or maps. The School of Mines at Thames, is also worth a visit.

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