Location #406 - Waterwheel and Californian Pump River terrace, Kawarau River, northern side of Cornish Point, approx 800m upstream of Cromwell.
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|1||1863||William Anderson & party.||Details|
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|3353||1863||Location of the water wheel.||On the Kawarau River terrace and beach on the northern side of Cornish Point, at a place called Duffers Beach which was about 800m upstream from the town of Cromwell.|
|3354||1863||Construction notes.||The author has been unable to find any details other than that it was a water wheel driving a Californian pump, mentioned in the papers of the mining surveyor Mr J.J.Coates published in 1865. See also locations #388 and #389.|
|3355||1863||General notes.||In July of 1863 Dr. James Corse, Horn and party were mining at Quartz Reef point above Cromwell on the Clutha River. They were using a 12 ft (3.6m) overshot water wheel driving a Californian pump to keep their claim free of water. This machine was built by a Cromwell carpenter, Mr William Grant, and was known as the 'Pride of the Clutha'. The Anderson & party machine may have been similar to the 'Pride of the Clutha'.|
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