Deveril, Herbert, 1840-1911 :Gabriel's Gully, Otago
Gabriel's Gully taken by Herbert Deveril, circa 1870s. Photographer's caption reads: Gold Workings at the Blue Spur, Gabriel's Gully, Otago, New Zealand. A large portion of the Blue Spur, at the head of Gabriel's Gully, is simply sluiced with water brought by means of races for a distance of 29 miles. As much as 3 tons of powder is often used at a time for blasting and and shaking the ground previous to the water being brought on to it. Some of the stuff is crushed, and there are several batteries of stampers worked by turbine wheels. The tailings for the from the Blue Spur washing have already covered the bottom of Gabriel's Gully, one of the first and richest diggings in Otago, with upwards of 100 feet depth of gravel." (Caption from back of PA7-45-09)
Other prints of this image are at PA7-45-09 and PA7-45-40.
Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).
Physical Description: Albumen print, 270 x 362 mm, on mount of same size
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Albumen prints, Landscape photographs, Albumen print, 270 x 362 mm, on mount of same size, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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