The latest photo is by R H Bartlett, and is of the Long Drive Claim area August 1867!
The caption reads:
|Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 589-317|
***A high resolution scan sent by an interested researcher, shows a group of diggers centre right, under the trees**
(Thanks Dick W for the info).
Another view of the area is available in an 1872 photograph.
Below the location of the Long Drive Claim, south of the Kuranui Creek.
The view today via Google Maps 2013.