Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wentworth valley wiretrack

Near Whangamata where in the 1870s the telegraph wire was forced to be strung from Thames instead of going direct from Auckland to Wellington.  This was due to Maori resistance to the colonists in the Mankato region.  Gold was found here but not much. Today there is pressure to mine and the are signs saying "Coromandal 2precious 2mine"

We saw glowworms last night in the mine tunnels located near our camp and the stars were shining in full glory complete with the Magellanic Clouds.

Today is forecasted "fine"

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