Water pumping equipment at Wakamarina Gorge, Marlborough

Water pumping equipment at Wakamarina Gorge, Marlborough

Water pumping equipment, and workers, at Wakamarina Gorge, Marlborough, photographed circa 1890s by Tyree Studio.

Source of descriptive information - Notes on file print. Historical note from Carl Walrond. 'Gold and gold mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 21-Sep-2007. URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/EarthSeaAndSky/MineralResources/GoldAndGoldMining/en accessed 23 January, 2008.

Wakamarina Gorge was pumped dry so miners could dig for gold. They had little return.

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Physical Description: Glass negative

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Water pumping equipment at Wakamarina Gorge, Marlborough. Ref: 10x8-0698-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22341617

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