Story: Marlborough places

Māhakipawa camp, 1888

Māhakipawa camp, 1888

Gold was discovered at Cullen Creek, Māhakipawa, in May 1888. A mining encampment quickly sprang up, and was portrayed by the artist J. P. Murray later that year.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-561
Oil painting by J. P. Murray

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Pelorus valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015