Location 328
Location #328 - Punt (Kawarau River)
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Cornish Point


Location #328 - Punt (Kawarau River) Approx 700m upstream from the junction of the Clutha and Kawarau rivers.

Still Standing


The location of this punt is now under Lake Dunstan

Construction Details

Clinker built, double ended timber boat.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1938 Holm syndicate Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3146 1938-1940 General notes. The punt was located on the Kawarau approx 700m upstream from the junction of the Kawarau and Clutha rivers at Cromwell. It was below the Victoria Hotel in Achil Street, Cromwell. It was a clinker built double ended former dredge service boat, tethered to a steel wire spanning the Kawarau river above high water mark. The punt was installed by the Holm syndicate to gain access to their Cornish Point gold mining claim. It was used to ferry men and materials to their mine, until operations were suspended.


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