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Barker, R A, fl 1979 : Photograph of miners and shareholders of the Hauraki Gold Mining Company in Coromandel, 1896

Reference Number: 1/2-092162-F

Photograph of the miners and shareholders of the Hauraki Gold Mining Company in Coromandel in 1896, gathered together around a stack of facsimile gold bars to celebrate the company's success over the previous two years. The sign reads "Hauraki Gold Mining Company Limited. Capital 40,000 [pounds]. Henry Wilson (Chairman). Directors: F G Lane, F Breuer, S Goldsmid, Cecil Hartridge. General Manager: Francis Hodge M N Eng Inst M M E Mining & Consulting Engineer. Facsimile of gold bullion bars sold to the Bank of New Zealand from January 1895 to 12th December 1896. Representing 62858 ounces of gold or 1 ton 18 cwts 2 qrs 23 lbs. Amount realized [in pounds] 193,677 17 2". Taken by an unidentified photographer.

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1 image, related to R A Barker, Francis Hodge, Henry Wilson, F G Lane, F Breuer, S Goldsmid, Cecil Hartridge, Hauraki Gold Mining Company, School of Mines Museum (Coromandel), Coromandel and Gold mines and mining - New Zealand - Waikato Region.

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Barker, R A, fl 1979 : Photograph of miners and shareholders of the Hauraki Gold Mining Company in Coromandel, Reference Number 1/2-092162-F (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: This buildings was still standing in 1977, without its top verandah, as a residence near the Kapanga Street motor camp in Coromandel. (Information from `Historic Gold Trails of the Coromandel by Tony Nolan, 1977, page 50)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures622. Gold mining(PFP-033432)

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