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Waihi Beach North End Mining History

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Waihi Beach North End Mining History


Sunday, 10 April 2022

Grade 3

Nearest Town: Waihi Beach

Registration Region: Waihi Beach

Duration: 2 hours

Start Time: 9:00 am - Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club car park

Cost: Donation

Discover the history of Waihi Beach Gold Mining and the Treasure Island Reef.  Our guide Ian Robinson is a wealth of knowledge and has some fascinating stories. 

Bring food, drink and appropriate shoes.  Children over the age of 10 years welcomed with parent or guardian.  Some dangerous areas close to cliff edges.

http://www.ohinemuri.org.nz/journals/71-journal-43-september-1999/1583-sinking-on-the-treasure-island-reef

Photo Credit and description: 

Sinking on the Treasure Island Reef
Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 43, September 1999

An incidental view of the northern headland at Waihi Beach, circa 1905-10, showing the Waihi Beach Goldmining Company’s shaft headframe and associated powerhouse with its twin chimney stacks. The nearby hut (directly above the figures) may have served as a blacksmith’s workshop and assay house.

 

Checklist:

  • Bring Food and Drink
  • Walking Shoes

PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own safety equipment, food, water, clothing and vehicles.

The Festival is a non-profit event which relies heavily on volunteers, and donations to help pay for the organisation and promotion of the month-long event.

Any contribution received towards ECHO is greatly appreciated and helps to ensure the success and continuation of the festival.

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