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  • Charles Manuel: a miner and farmer in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Born in Cornwall, Charles Manuel claimed to have mined from an early age. From 1876 onwards he mined at and near Thames, one notably experience being ‘gassed’ during a rescue attempt in the Caledonian mine. Although from ...
  • Children’s lives in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Exaggerated claims have been made about the joys experienced by children living on goldfields, but indeed many did have happy memories. Childhood for many included working to supplement the family income at quite a young ...
  • Chinese involvement in Te Aroha and its mining

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    No Chinese mined in the Te Aroha district, but a few lived there quietly as market gardeners and owners of laundries. A few Chinese children attended the local school, provoking a controversy about these allegedly unclean ...
  • Clement Augustus Cornes: the discoverer of the Tui Mines

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Clem Cornes was one of the most prominent Hauraki miners from the start of mining there until his death in 1906. He was also notable for a complicated, if unpublicized, private life resulting from his wife’s bigamy (or ...
  • Company formation in the Te Aroha mining district in the 1930s

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    During the early years of the Depression, a few investors sought to form companies to rework almost every portion of the Te Aroha Mining District. Some flotations failed, and even when companies were formed very little ...
  • Crime in the Te Aroha district, mostly in the nineteenth century

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    The Te Aroha district was claimed to be relatively crime-free. Certainly there was only one murder, in 1881, and most offences were minor. Theft was the most common one, some thefts being very petty, such as stealing washing ...
  • The Daldy Mcwilliams ‘Outrage’ of 1879

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    In the later 1870s, conflicts developed near Paeroa between a small hapu, Ngati Hako, and other hapu over land sales and surveys. In 1879, after some members of Ngati Koi offered to sell the Pukehanga Block, at Rotokohu, ...
  • Daniel Leahy: a prominent Hauraki prospector and miner

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Dan Leahy’s career was an example of a man devoting his life to prospecting. An Irishman, from 1862 onwards he prospected on several goldfields, first at Coromandel, where he may have been the first to detect gold in Driving ...
  • David Mclean Wallace: a Waiorongomai blacksmith who founded an engineering firm

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Born in Scotland and trained as a blacksmith, Wallace arrived in New Zealand in 1873, working at Ngaruawahia, Auckland, and Huntly before settling in Waiorongomai in 1885. Soon obtaining most of the available work, he ...
  • Denis Murphy: a miner and farmer in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    After the death of his father, Denis Murphy and his family settled in New Zealand in 1865, moving to Thames once the goldfield opened, mining there for several years. At Thames he was a director of one mining company and ...
  • Developing the Te Aroha district until c.1910

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    When the Aroha Block was opened to Pakeha settlers, they found what to them was a wilderness with a great potential. Some of those seeking farms were miners, and as mining faded they encouraged the government to establish ...
  • The discovery of gold at Te Aroha and its consequences: January to October 1880

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    By mid-1880, when there were expectations that gold would be found at Te Aroha, at last Ngati Rahiri permitted prospecting. A government-subsidized prospecting party under Hone Werahiko set out in early August and announced ...
  • The discovery of the Waiorongomai goldfield in 1881

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    The first reports of gold being found in the vicinity of the Waiorongomai Stream were made in early November 1880, and after the opening of the goldfield a small rush took place to this part of the mountain. The first ...
  • The drink problem in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    This paper deals with the downside of drinking alcohol, not with its pleasures experienced by those indulging. Public drunkenness was always deplored, in part because it led to accidents and to criminal behaviour, in ...
  • Education in the Te Aroha district in the nineteenth century

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Establishing a school at Te Aroha was delayed while the Education Board waited to see whether the settlement would become permanent. In the interim, temporary arrangements were made. Although some praised the building ...
  • Edward Cameron: a mine manager in the Tui Mines

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Edward (Ned) Cameron was an experienced miner before settling in New Zealand, where he worked on the Thames goldfield in many mines and becoming a mine manager. He also mined on other Hauraki fields, in particular Waiorongomai ...
  • Edward Gallagher: a Te Aroha coach proprietor

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Edward Gallagher, who arrived in New Zealand at the age of two in 1844, fought as a cavalryman against Maori in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. His subsequent career was primarily based around horses, having pioneer coaching ...
  • Edward Kersey Cooper: mine manager and mine owner in Hauraki

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    After having a variety of occupations in several countries, Edward Kersey Cooper arrived in New Zealand in 1880 to manage a manganese mine. From 1881 onwards, he was involved in Hauraki mining, commencing with the Waiorongomai ...
  • Edward Quinn: a notable Hauraki mine manager

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    The son of a miner, Edward Quinn joined his father on the new Thames field when aged 17. As well as acquiring interests in several claims there and at Ohinemuri, his increasing skills meant he soon became a manager. Involved ...
  • Edwin Henry Hardy: a Waiorongomai mine owner

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Edwin Henry Hardy worked as a surveyor before going to England to study mining. Upon his return in 1896 he was a representative in Hauraki of English mining companies and supervised several Coromandel mines in addition to ...