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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Tui Mines: a portion of the Te Aroha mining district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    After initial interest in it during the initial rush, the Tui portion of the Te Aroha field was largely ignored until Clem Cornes made a discovery in 1885 that produced great hopes for obtaining gold and silver. Investors ...
  • Malcolm hardy: the last Waiorongomai miner

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Malcolm Hardy was notable for his artistic skills but not for his dynamism until becoming interested in gold mining during the 1920s. A self-taught geologist, he was enthusiastic about the prospects for finding gold, but ...
  • 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 ...
  • Prospectors and investors in the Te Aroha mining district during the 1930s

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    This paper gives the ages, occupations, places of residence, mining experience, and all other details that have been unearthed about all but one of the men who acquired prospecting licenses during the Depression, along ...
  • An overview of mining in the Te Aroha mining district from the turn of the twentieth century until the start of the depression

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Apart from the mines owned by Edwin Henry Hardy, mining at Waiorongomai stagnated in the early twentieth century. During its first decade attention largely switched to the Tui district, with new treatment processes promising ...
  • William Morris Newsham: a prospector and miner in the Te Aroha district

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    New Zealand-born William Morris Newsham fought against Maori without suffering any mishaps, but when aged 35 had the most perilous experience of his life. When assisting to survey a potential railway line in the King ...
  • 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 ...
  • The New Zealand Exploration Company and Aroha Gold Mines Ltd: the last introduction of overseas capital to Waiorongomai

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    The Paris and London Rothschilds became involved in mining investments in the late nineteenth century, in 1886 forming the Exploration Company, which subsequently formed subsidiary companies to develop promising fields. ...
  • The mining boom of the 1890s in general and in Hauraki in particular

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    By the 1890s, mining had slowed down and New Zealand in general was economically depressed. Large amounts of capital could only be obtained from London, where exploration companies were formed to investigate potential ...
  • Mining in the Te Aroha mining district during the depression years

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Because optimists believed there was payable gold still to be discovered in New Zealand, prospecting was seen as one way of soaking up the unemployed, and a subsidized scheme was established to assist those willing to try ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Bendigo battery: the last Waiorongomai battery

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    The Bendigo Battery was erected to treat ore from the mine of the same name, which was worked on a small scale, with the usual reportedly encouraging prospects, during the early twentieth century. Its site had been selected ...
  • Hardy’s Mines Ltd, of Waiorongomai

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    Hardy’s Mines Ltd was formed on 30 April l904 to acquire all Edwin Henry Hardy’s mining properties. Because of his experience, Hardy was to supervise the work for the first three years of the company’s existence. Details ...
  • The Waitoki, Waitoki Extended, Werahiko, Success, Silver King, Cadman and Bendigo mines at Waiorongomai

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    The Werahiko and Waitoki mines were the first to work this ground, with great expectations. During 1882 and 1883 there were periodic encouraging reports of the value of the ore, but expectations were dashed when the first ...
  • An overview of mining in the Te Aroha mining district in the 1890s

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    For most of the decade, only a small amount of mining was undertaken, despite the efforts of some prospectors and miners (who were always handicapped by lack of capital). The only mine to produce a steady profit for its ...
  • The Te Aroha silver and gold mining company: the introduction of Australian capital to Waiorongomai

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    William Robert Wilson, one of the founders of B.H.P., visited New Zealand on several occasions both to obtain relief for his rheumatism and to acquire racehorses. In 1888, after Josiah Clifton Firth and Henry Hopper Adams ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Goldsworthy brothers (and James Gribble, a brother-in-law): prominent Hauraki miners

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    This paper gives a basically chronological account of the lives of five prominent miners, all born into mining families. Most began their mining on the Thames field, becoming mine managers and even company directors. Some ...

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