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