Friday, September 29, 2017

Thames (NZ): "Our Coromandel Magazine 2017-2018"

The Thames Coromandel District Council has published a beautifully presented magazine that highlights news about the council, district, along with special articles.

Thames has several pages of special note that showcase the town's 150th Commemorations. Articles cover the following topics:
  • Our Heritage is Gold, page 86. There is an overview of how the goldfields were opened and the input of local Maori Chiefs. Details of the commemorations held 1 August 2017 are covered, plus the history of Judd's Foundry which started as the Thames Ironworks. 

  • Catch Gold Fever, page 87. This page covers the main tourist attractions in the town, plus a map that showcases the five historic walks available around the town of Thames (from Tararu to Parawai). This is available in hardcopy at the council offices or can be viewed online and or downloaded.
  • Praying for Gold, pages 88-89. Oddly starts with a photograph of nearby Karangahake! The theme here focuses on the church and influence on the Thames Goldfield. With news that on 25 February 2018 there is to be an outdoor church service for the town entitled "Picnic & Praise in the Park."
  • My Heritage, pages 90-91. These pages feature the special books that have been written for the 150th commemorations of the goldfield town of Thames. Books by authors: Allan Berry, Kae Lewis, Angela Curtis, Sharleen Campbell & Jennifer Comer, and The Treasury (Thames).
  • Where the Maori Found Gold, page 93. This page explores the three songs that were written for the original song contest by composers/singers: Estelle Cashmore, Sean Kelly and Andy McCaskill.
  • Come Celebrate 150 Years, Thames Jockey Club (Inc), page 96. Explores the history of horse racing at Thames, along with news of the 150 race meeting 4 January 2018.
  • There are also Thames related articles on: Steampunk (page 92), Twentyman's Funeral Services (pages 94-95), and WW100 Forests (page 100).

 ***** Copies of the magazine are available free at council offices and any of the libraries in the Thames-Coromandel District.*****
You can read the magazine online.