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Reefton and Mining, 1870-1948

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dc.contributor.author Feary, John Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-31T00:16:51Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-01T01:18:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-31T00:16:51Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-01T01:18:43Z
dc.date.copyright 1949
dc.date.issued 1949
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/27543
dc.description.abstract During 1846-'8, Thomas Brunner without a white companion, descended the Buller from its source to the sea, after which he followed the coastline as far south as Okarito. He returned to the Grey, pushed up that river and the Mawheraiti and crossed the low divide between the Mawheraiti and another river which he named Inangahua. He traced the Inangahua for twenty miles to its junction with the Buller, and suffering incredible hardship he retraced his steps toward Nelson up the course of the latter river. Thus this indominitable man, when he descended the northern slopes of the saddle to the valley of the Inangahua, became the first European to traverse the future site of Reefton and the spacious valley which lies between the Brunner and Paparoa ranges. The next white men to visit the site were Dr. Haast, commissioned by the Nelson Provincial Govt. to report on geology and mineral resources, and John Rochfort surveying rivers for the Provincial Govt. Both these men in 1859 at different times, journeyed in the course of their duties, over the divide between the Mawheraiti and Inangahua Rivers. In 1860 the West Coast was purchased from the Maoris by James Mackay acting under a commission issued by the Governor. And so the area in which the gold-bearing stone and the coal of Reefton are located, passed into the possession of the Government of New Zealand. en_NZ
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dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Reefton and Mining, 1870-1948 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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