High and Dry, McGregor Bay Coromandel

Richard Smith
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Acrylic on Canvas.


410 x 1000mm.

McGregor Bay, north of Coromandel current located township, is named for the McGregor family, who were
early timber millers and gold prospectors in the district.

Coromandel was established in the mid-19th century as a colonial service centre for
the district’s milling and goldmining operations. European settlement of the
Coromandel Harbour and its hinterland commenced in the late 1830s but it was not
until the early 1860s, a decade after Charles Ring had registered the first gold
discovery in the area (1852), that increasing numbers of prospectors and settlers
made their way to Coromandel. At this time a number of speculative land
developments were proposed in the area, but of them only the village of Kapanga
was realised to any large extent. As the fortunes of the gold extraction industry
waxed and waned so too did those of Coromandel. A boom in the late 19th century
saw the town expand. Several major fires at this time also had an impact on the
building stock of the central business area.

Early history of McGregor Bay and Historic writings of Coromandel can be found here

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