Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thames (NZ): Kauaeranga Camp conditions

 
It often said how hard the life of the miners was, often miles back in the bush via barely accessible tracks. Spare a thought also for the bushmen, who worked in the rugged conditions up the Kauaeranga, and other bush areas around the Coromandel Peninsula. The work was hard, days long and injuries frequent.

On the right is a typical camp. The description reads: The main camp of the workers in the Kauaeranga Bush.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 20 October 1921
' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19211020-32-4 '

Below left: Description
BUILDING A BUSH-WORKER'S SPLIT-PALING SHANTY: A SCENE IN THE KAUAERANGA BUSH AT THAMES.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 17 November 1921' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19211117-40-3 '
 
Above right: Description
ONE OF THE BUSH CAMPS IN THE KAUAERANGA KAURI BUSH WORKING AT THAMES.
Source: Auckland Weekly News 20 October 1921 ' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19211020-40-3 '

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