This Christmas and New Year card produced by the firm of A. D. Willis of Whanganui depicted the industrial side of the Thames goldfield, around 20 years after it had first been worked. In the factories shown here in the Grahamstown part of Thames, quartz was crushed to extract the gold within. Foundries manufactured the quartz-crushing equipment. By this time yields from the Thames field were falling; it was soon to be displaced by Waihī as the centre of Coromandel mining.
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