Waihi Beach Gold Mining History
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Nearest Town: Waihi Beach
Registration Region: Waihi Beach
Duration: 3 hours
Start Time: 9:00 am - Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club car park
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 lunch and sturdy shoes.
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.
- 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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