|Coromandel Peninsula beach and hills of Northern tip Peninsula - Photo 2012 Chris Ball|
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In addition to legal management of mining companies, Matthews also acted as auditor to the Goldfields Co-Operative Stores, Ltd. at Golden Cross. This establishment which consisted of a large double-fronted shop with a verandah and a bulk store at the back. Typical of a rural mining community this store (managed by T.W. Simpson ) provided all manner of necessities - boots, groceries, ironmongery, explosives, mining requisites, crockery, and drapery.
The Cyclopaedia of New Zealand, Vol 2, Auckland Province. Christchurch: Cyclopaedia Company Limited, 1902
Grandfather (William Gorrie Snr.) and mother of Mathew’s Wife Amelia Matthews ( nee Wall) arrived at Kororareka also aboard the Brigantine Deborah in 1840. The years both arrived, were unsettled times and the early period of the NZ Wars ( previously called Maori Wars ) in the North Island.)
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Fort Britomart during Wars. There was also accommodation at the Albert Barracks in The New Zealand Insurance Company Limited. Bold Century. Auckland: The New Zealand Insurance Company Limited, 1959. (Shareholders Copy)
Showing the Supreme Court in Waterloo Quadrant under construction with Parnell Road and Gittos Street (right background) Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 4-1085'
Mathews & Bartley had the contract for plastering and woodwork - £2800. (DSC 22/11/1867 P3) Following completion in 1867, the Supreme Court was well used by many. Amongst them our family members who practised law, including Barrister John William Stewart who also acted as Auditor to the Law Society.
|The Nelson Fire Brigade 1870 - photo in The New Zealand Insurance Company Limited. Bold Century. Auckland: The New Zealand Insurance Company Limited, 1959. (Shareholders Copy)|
- The Cyclopaedia of New Zealand, Vol 2, Auckland Province. Christchurch: Cyclopaedia Company Limited, 1902.
- Downey, F. Gold Mines Of The Hauraki District, New Zealand. G.B. Loney, Government Printer .Wellington: G.B. Loney, Government Printer, 1935.
- Barr, John. 1922. The City of Auckland New Zealand, 1840-1920. Whitcombe & Tombes. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/46925/46925-h/46925-h.htm
Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1897 Session II, C-03 THE GOLDFIELDS OF NEW ZEALAND: REPORT ON ROADS, WATER-RACES, MINING MACHINERY, AND OTHER WORKS IN CONNECTION WITH MINING.
Archives NZ Archway Seering Hall Matthews and Goldmining Companies
Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 43, September 1999 SINKING ON THE TREASURE ISLAND REEF Gold Mining at Waihi Beach, 1898 to 1910 By P R Moore ( there is a photo of the Waihi Beach God Mining Company Ltd in this article – One of the Companies Seering Hall Matthews was Legal Manager for )