Monday, December 15, 2014

Thames (NZ): Mining Map showing land acquisition

Having looked at the videos in the previous post, it is interesting to see this map showing the land ACQUIRED by James Mackay for mining. A lot of land!
Sketch showing the extent of the acquisition of land by M. Macky for mining purposes between Manaia & Kirikiri
Source: 'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZ Map 3573'

Below is a crop of the Thames area - note the maori names for the places around the town.

Further information:
The Treasury at Thames has a large collection of mining maps and access to maps of the Thames township area.

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