As with the previous image, the Woodstock Gold-Ming Co. Ltd. was located at Karangahake, in New Zealand’s North Island. The Company was formed in the early year of the Ohinemuri (Oh-hin-ee-moo-ree) goldfield and existed as a separate entity for several decades. it was eventually taken-over by the neighbouring Talisman Consolidated Ltd.
The image shows the Woodstock’s 40-stamp battery which the Company constructed at the confluence of the Ohinemuri and Waitawheta (Y-tah-fee-tah) Rivers, the Ohinemuri being visible in the foreground of the painting, the Waitawheta in the center, to the right of the battery building.
The battery suffered a major fire in 1910, and this was followed shortly-after by severe structural damage as the Ohinemuri rose in flood. The battery was dismantled as a result.
Title: Woodstock Battery, Karangahake
Media: Acrylic paint on canvas paper.
Owner: Artists own collection.
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WOODSTOCK BATTERY, KARANGAHAKE.