Heinz, William Frederick, 1899-1976

Born in Greymouth in 1899 and died in Christchurch in 1976. Gold prospector, author, and archivist. World authority on the West Coast gold rushes.

Author of 'Bright fine gold: stories of the New Zealand goldfields'. Wellington: Reed, 1974; with illustrations by his daughter Valerie Heinz. Also 'New Zealand's last gold rush : being a true and authentic account of the great Kumara gold rush, including amazing tales of hardship and fortitude on the goldfield, with every detail of tunnel, shaft and sluice : and especially the operations of the giant nozzle and a thousand laughs from theatre and saloon : together with a chapter on Kumara's greatest son : and drawing to a close with a fine and moving verse'. Wellington: Reed, 1977.

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Date: 1900 By: Greymouth evening star (Newspaper); Heinz, William Frederick, 1899-1976 Ref: MapColl-834.393gbbd/[ca.1900]/Acc.28708 Description: Shows occupied allotments; High Street, Town Belt north, Shakespeare Street, Alexander Street, Devon Street, Drake Street and Kilgour Road. From W F Heinz C...
Date: [Between 1926? and 1937] From: Pascoe, John Dobree, 1908-1972 :Photographic albums, prints and negatives By: Ambras, Walter Frederick, 1888?-1970; Clark, Richard E, active 1931-1961; Kennedy, William Alexander, 1865-1950; Speight, Robert, 1867-1949 Ref: PA1-o-409 Description: Photographs taken by John Pascoe and others in the Southern Alps, particularly Canterbury and Westland regions. They include groups of mountaineers; views of...
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Date: 1899 From: The Weekly Press, 1865-1928. Christchurch By: Heinz, William Frederick, 1899-1976 Ref: PUBL-0104-001 Description: W Nahr's Westport Brewery, with horse and cart carrying barrels alongside. Photographer unidentified.
Date: 1970 From: Pascoe, John Dobree, 1908-1972 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8179-83 Description: Inward and outward general correspondence; most correspondents identified and entered in the Name field. Includes cartoon of Pascoe, `Thirty years ago'. Oth...
Date: 1869-1960's By: Heinz, William Frederick, 1899-1976 Ref: ATL-Group-00587 Description: Photographic prints, copy prints, newspaper illustrations, and negatives taken and compiled by William Frederick Heinz, including images cited in his publica...