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Deveril, Herbert, 1840-1911 :Gabriel's Gully, Otago, between 1873-1880

Reference Number: PA7-45-08

Gabriel's Gully taken by Herbert Deveril, circa 1870s. Photographer's caption reads: Gold Workings at the Blue Spur, Gabriel's Gully, Otago, New Zealand. A large portion of the Blue Spur, at the head of Gabriel's Gully, is simply sluiced with water brought by means of races for a distance of 29 miles. As much as 3 tons of powder is often used at a time for blasting and and shaking the ground previous to the water being brought on to it. Some of the stuff is crushed, and there are several batteries of stampers worked by turbine wheels. The tailings for the from the Blue Spur washing have already covered the bottom of Gabriel's Gully, one of the first and richest diggings in Otago, with upwards of 100 feet depth of gravel." (Caption from back of PA7-45-09)

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1 image, categorised under Landscapes and Albumen photoprints, related to Herbert Deveril, Gabriels Gully and Gold mines and mining - New Zealand - Otago Region.

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Deveril, Herbert, 1840-1911 :Gabriel's Gully, Otago, Reference Number PA7-45-08 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print, 270 x 362 mm, on mount of same size. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures83. Tuapeka Co. Gabriels Gully(PFP-026932)

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