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Colourised photograph, Untitled [William Henry Cobley]; XTS.2974

Colourised photograph, Untitled [William Henry Cobley]; XTS.2974
Colourised photograph, Untitled [William Henry Cobley]
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Colourised photograph, Untitled [William Henry Cobley]; a portrait of Mr William Henry Cobley, mounted in a wooden frame.

William Cobley (also known as Little Bill) made his fortune through his inclusion in the party that discovered the first payable find on the Thames Goldfield, in 1867. This was near the mouth of the Kuranui Creek and became known as the 'Shotover' claim. Cobley used some of his wealth to purchase 40 acres at the south end of Cheltenham, a suburb on Auckland’s North Shore, which he is credited with naming.

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Medium and Materials
35 x 27.5cm
Credit Line
Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object number


louisa Cobley

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