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Rutland Marker

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Collection Marlborough Province - down the decades from early days
Photographer Brayshaw, Norman Henry
Description A black and white photograph showing a tall, freshly painted round marker with a dark coloured plaque at the base.

Information as typed by Norm Brayshaw: "The reconstructed Rutland Maker [Marker] above Mountail [Mountain] Camp Creek deplicting [depicting] the discovery of gold by Rutlands, Harris and Wilson."

Taken by Norm Brayshaw in 1965. Includes a negative.

A scan of this photograph is to be used in the Changing European History Gallery 2 display in commemoration of the Marlborough Provincial 150th anniversary on 1 November 2009.

There are two copies of this photograph, two copies of a second similar photograph of the same marker and two copies of the wording on the plaque all in the same packet. See catalogue record 0000.900.0770 for the two copies of the other marker photograph, and 2009.067.0010 for the two copies of the plaque wording photograph.
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Caption 14
The monument marking the discovery of gold at Wakamarina, in 1864 reads:

MOUNTAIN CAMP CREEK
ON THE 4TH AND 5TH APRIL 1864
GEORGE AND JOSHUA RUTLAND
HIRAM WILLIAM HARRIS AND JOHN WILSON
FOUND 18 OUNCES OF GOLD NEAR ITS
JUNCTION WITH THE WAKAMARINA RIVER
TWO WON THE REWARD OF 1,375 OFFERED
BY THE MARLBOROUGH PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
THE PELORUS GOLDFIELD WAS PROCLAIMED
15TH JUNE 1864
2009.067.0009

Year Range from 1965
Object ID 2009.067.0009
Object Name Photograph
People Rutland, George
Rutland, Joshua
Harris, Hiram William
Wilson, John
Place Wakamarina/Mountain Camp Creek
Subjects Gold
Title Rutland Marker
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014