Story: West Coast places

Reefton – town of light

Because of the wealth derived from gold mining, Reefton was the first town in the southern hemisphere to get electric power. This mural, outside the Greymouth Evening Star building in Greymouth, commemorates this and other major West Coast events.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Reefton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

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