Story: West Coast region

Gold miners mural (1st of 2)

Gold miners mural

Typical images of the West Coast often feature alluvial-gold miners – pictured here as making a living by hard physical work. This mural is on a building in Westport, which was really a coal-mining town. Similar murals are found in most West Coast towns.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016