Part of the Past NZ History Blog by Anne, covers New Zealand history, including the Coromandel Peninsula. The latest post is on the Queen of Beauty Mine in Thames.
There is an earlier post on the Thames Waikato Railway.
If anyone knows of any other blogs or similar related to the greater Thames area, please let me know.
Showing a train full of children en route for Matatoke on the Thames-Auckland Railway
OPENING OF THE THAMES-AUCKLAND RAILWAY December 19 1898
Auckland Weekly News 30 December 1898
'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-18981230-3-3'