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Hard Won Gold:
Stories from Waiuta and
the Reefton Goldfield  

Ross Barnett and 
Pauline Barnett (editors) 

 
‘Hard Won Gold’ tells the story of how the very tricky deposits of the Reefton Goldfield yielded up great riches throughout the twentieth century. Tackling the complicated gold deposits were a series of clever entrepreneurs, technology innovators, hard-working miners and their families – and some very interesting characters such as David Ziman, Jim ‘Bummy’ Kerr, the Blackadder Brothers, photographer Jos Divis and Tasman Rangi Hogg. The gold and those who mined it created the rich heritage of stories and sites that are a feature of the Reefton area today. The book suggests that while we could take better care of both stories and sites, there are hints of more gold to come…..

Contents
Acknowledgements 
Preface: Les Wright – Why we remember him

EXPLORING FOR GOLD
Chapter 1 A New Look at the Discovery and Acquisition of the Blackwater Gold Mine – by Brian Hill
Chapter 2 Searching for Gold in the 1930s Depression: Memories of Jim Kerr – by Ross Barnett and Les Wright
Chapter 3 The Maruia – A Forgotten Goldfield – by Ross Barnett and Alan Roberts


CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY
Chapter 4 The Exciting Career of an Obscure Mining Entrepreneur: David Ziman – by Brian Hill
Chapter 5 From Ore to Ingots: the Snowy River Battery, Waiuta –by Simon Nathan and Les Wright

PEOPLE
Chapter 6 Tasman Hogg of the Blackwater Mine, Waiuta - by Pauline Barnett and Diana Calvert
Chapter 7 From Miner to Manager: Frank Marshall and the School of Mines - by Ross Barnett and Les Wright
Chapter 8 Good Cornish Stock: Recollections of a Blackwater Miner, Stan Stephens - by Sharon Roder and Ross Barnett
Chapter 9 Joseph Divis: Postcards of Mining Town Life . 90
Simon Nathan and Ross Barnett
Chapter 10 Waiuta: The Story of a Town - by Pauline Barnett

CONTEMPORARY MINING ISSUES
Chapter 11 “Enormous potential of a historic district”?
Exploration and Mining on the Reefton Goldfield since 1951 - by Ross Barnett and John Taylor
Chapter 12 Mining Heritage: Abandoned Sites or Community Assets? The Experience of the Reefton Goldfield - by Pauline Barnett, Ross Barnett, Paul Thomas and Jim Staton

Appendix 
Index
About the Authors 

Soft cover   l   297x1210mm   l   150 pages 
Black & white and colour illustrations throughout

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Published by Friends of Waiuta,
P.O. Box 493, Greymouth 7840 
Email
ross.barnett@xtra.co.nz



 
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