Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thames (NZ): Miners' Rights

Old copies of the 'butts' of the Miners' Rights book are available at Auckland Archives. A copy of numbers 47-97 will be available to view also at The Treasury in the near future. The file number is
Ranapia Mokena's Miners' Right taken out 23rd August 1867
There is a wealth of information on mining at the Auckland Archives, that stretches up to the 1970s.
There are card indexes available in the index room adjacent to the main reading room - that have reference details for each miner and mines they were associated with. Then in  Miners Index Books for instance, there are alphabetically listed names of mine applications by surname. The one below is for 1965.