Shotover Mine, Kuranui Creek, Thames, ca 1868 - 1870
Reference Number: 1/1-003165-G
Men and women at the Shotover Mine, Kurunui, Thames. The men photographed here probably include the discoverers of the claim - George Clarkson, W A Hunt, William Cobley and John Ebenezer White. Taken by unidentified photographer, circa 1868 to 1870.
1 image, related to William Henry Cobley, W A Hunt, George Clarkson, John Ebenezer White, Shotover Mine (Thames), Shotover Mine, Gold mines and mining and Gold mines and mining - New Zealand - Waikato Region.
Auckland Star :Negatives, Reference Number PAColl-3752 (207 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Single negative
Historical Notes: John Ebenezer White's friendship with Piniha, who shared ownership of the land around the Hurunui Creek, enabled the gold miners, George Clarkson, W A Hunt and William Cobley, to gain access to this land. The miners sent samples of quartz to an Auckland jeweller on 10 August 1867 and filed a claim for miners' rights on 12 August. As a reward for the first discovery on the field, Comissioner Mackay gave Clarkson, Hunt, Cobley and White additional ground equivalent to two miners' rights. (see Williams, Z & J "Thames and the Coromandel Peninsula - 2000 years").
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