The Komata Reefs Battery

The Komata Reefs old Mining Co. Ltd. was a British-financed gold mining company located at Komata, a location at the bottom end of New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula.

The mine was located 1.5 miles from the Company’s battery and was connected to the latter via a tramway.  This is visible at the top left hand of the image, behind the battery  building. While a horse initially provided the motive power for the tramway, the horse was eventually replaced by  a steam locomotive.  The locomotive subsequently suffered a boiler explosion which destroyed it, and the horse was reinstated.

Title: The Komata Reefs Battery, Komata, North Island, New Zealand.

Media: Acrylic paint on canvas paper.

Ownership: Artists own collection.

This work is copyright.

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The Komata Reefs Battery, Komata, North Island, New Zealand.

 

 

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The Komata Reefs Battery

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