Gold Mining in NZ

 stitched by the Thames Valley Guild



From the guild
Waihi still has a working gold mine. The gold in this area was hard won. The quartz had to be crushed and treated with cyanide. Many parts of the Coromandel have a history of gold mining and those areas are now mostly covered with regenerated bush, which provide many walking tracks. The panel represents the wide range of gold mining in New Zealand. For the Chinese miners, we found the correct Chinesewords and how they are written.

Artist: Alex Gilks

Names of embroiderers:
Adrienne Aislabe
Margriet Cannegieter
Heather Collet
Kerry Elton
Sarah Giles
June Jackson
Shirley Morgan
Judy Noble
Ngaire Noon
Rosaleen Peden
Ila Pilkington
Liz Pryor
Marie Rae
Flora Sandbrook
Grace Scott
Ruth Sparling
Helen Steenson
Marie Witham

Started: December 2013
Stitching completed: August 2016

Hauraki District Council (Waihi Ward), Newmont Waihi Gold, Waihi Lions, Marie Whitman’s family, Flora Sandbrook, Ruth Sparling, Thames Valley Embroiderer’s Guild