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Miners' huts, Waiuta, West Coast, [ca 1910]

Reference Number: 1/2-001740-G

Scene at Waiuta, Inangahua County, which was centred on the Blackwater gold mine. Looks up at a row of miners' huts, probably prefabricated. Each of them has a front door, one window, a small verandah in front, and a chimney, with a water tank on the side away from the fireplace. Photograph taken by William Archer Price circa 1910.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Postcards, related to Waiuta, Work camps, Huts - New Zealand - West Coast Region and Gold mines and mining - New Zealand - West Coast Region.

Part of:
Price, William Archer, d 1948 :Collection of post card negatives, Reference Number PAColl-3057 (1884 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The 'Red Huts' were built circa 1908 by Blackwater Mines Ltd for single workers, and were sold as farm huts etc when the mine, and town, closed in 1951.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be made available.

Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "Price Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures59. Inangahua Co. Waiuta(PFP-029359)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: Miners' huts. Blackwater. No. 407.E

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