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Sess. 11.—1897. NEW ZEALAND.

THE GOLDFIELDS OF NEW ZEALAND: REPORT ON ROADS, WATER-RACES, MINING MACHINERY, AND OTHER WORKS IN CONNECTION WITH MINING.

Presented to both Houses of the General Assembly by Command of His Excellency.

OOJSTTE^TTS.

Page Goldfields, Roads, Water-races, Mining Machinery, and other Works in connection with Mining, Report on, by George Wilson, Inspecting Engineer .. .. .. •• 1-237 Subsidised Roads and Tracks .. .. 1 Roads constructed by Direct Grants .. .. 2 Prospecting for Gold .. .. .. 2 Schools of Mines .. .. .. 3-21 Thames School of Mines .. .. 3-12 Reefton School of Mines .. .. 12-14 Otago School of Mines .. .. .. 14-19 Nelson School of Mines .. .. .. 19-20 Expenditure on Schools .. .. .. 21 Water-races .. .. .. . ■ 21-28 Waimea Water-race .. .. .. 21-22 Callaghan's .. .. .. -. 22 Kumara Water-race .. .. .. 22-23 Waimea-Kumara Water-races .. .. 23-24 Mount Ida Water-race .. .. .. 24-27 Summary showing Results of Working the Kumara Water-races for Fourteen Years, from Ist April, 1883, to 31st March, 1897 .. 21 Blackstone Hill Water-race .. .. 27 Summary of Water-races —Statement of Profits and Losses on the Working of the Water-races for the last Nineteen Years .. .. 28 Gold- and Silver-mining .. .. .. 28-152 Quartz-workings .. .. ■ ■ 29-124 List of Companies outside the Colony interested in Mining in New Zealand .. .. 29-31 North Island .. .. .. .. 31-108 Puhipuhi .. .. .. .. 31-32 Abstract of Special Claims, Whangarei .. 31 Ohaeawai .. .. • • 32 Great Barrier Island .. .. .. 32-34 Abstract of Special Claims, Great Barrier Island .. .. .. • • 33 Coromandel District .. .. .. 34-53 Abstract of Special Claims, Coromandel .. 34-38 Abstract of Special Claims, Kuaotunu .. 38-39 Port Charles District .. .. 40 Cabbage Bay District .. .. 40 Kennedy Bay District .. .. 40 Paul's Creek District .. .. 40 Tokatea District .. .. •. 40-43 Waikoromiko District .. .. 43 Kapanga District .. .. .. 43-46 Kauri Block .. .. .. 46-49 Cadman'sGully, Karaka, and Pukemaukuku District .. .. I 49 Castle Rock District .. .. 49 Manaia District .. .. .. 49 Whangapoua District .. .. 49 Matarangi District .. .. .. 49 Kuaotunu District .. .. .. 49-52 Opito and Kuaotunu No. 3 District .. 52 Mahakirau .. .. .. 52

Page Quartz-workings (North Island) — continued. Moewai.. .. .. .. 52 Hahei .. .. .. .. 52 Boat Harbour .. .. .. 52 Kauri Gold Estates Company .. .. 52 Thames District .. .. .. 53-76 Abstract of Special Claims, Thames .. 53-59 Mata District .. .. .. 60 Tapu District .. .. .. 60 Waiomo District .. .. .. 60 Puru District .. .. .. 60 Tararu District .. .. .. 60-61 Kuranui District .. .. .. 61-66 Grahamstown District .. .. 66 Thames Big Pump .. .. .. 66 Waiotahi District .. .. .. 66-67 Waiokaraka District .. .. 67-72 Block XVII. District .. .. 72 Shortland District .. .. .. 72 Karaka District .. .. .. 73 Una Hill and Te Papa District .. 73 Hape Creek District .. .. 73-74 Otunui District .. .. .. 74 Matatoki District .. .. .. 74 Kirikiri District .. .. .. 74 Puriri District .. .. .. 74 Neavesville District.. .. .. 74 Tairua River District .. .. 75 Ohui Distriot .. .. .. 75 Whangamata District .. .. 75 Ohinemuri District .. .. .. 76-97 Abstract of Special Claims, &c, Ohinemuri 76-84 Maratoto District .. .. .. 85 Komata District .. .. .. 85-87 Karangahake District .. .. 87-90 Waihi District .. .. .. 90-93 Wharekiraupunga District .. .. 93-94 Waitekauri • .. .. .. 94-97 Te Aroha District .. .. .. 97-99 Abstract of Special Claims, &c, Te Aroha.. 98 Waiorongomai District .. .. 98-99 Tui District .. .. ... 99 Tauranga County .. .. .. 99 Te Puke District .. .. .. 99 Kaimai Valley and Katikati Districts .. 99 Accidents in Gold-mines .. .. 99-100 List of Machinery supplied .. .. 100 Return of Stone crushed, Auckland District.. 101 Return of Quartz-crushing Machines, Auckland District .. .. ..102-103 Return of Quartz crushed and Gold obtained, Auckland District .. .. .. 103-106 Comparative Statement showing Increase or Decrease for Years 1896-97 and 1895-96 .. 106 Comparative Statement of Returns for Haurairi Mining District for Years ending 31st March, 1897 and 1896 .. :. 107

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