It snows in winter: Remembering Waiuta

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Jhana Millers online • 1 June - 30 June

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24hrs / 7 days
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Artists
Caroline McQuarrie
Theme

Waiuta is an official historic site on the West Coast of Te Waipounamu, run by DOC and community group Friends of Waiuta. Settled when a goldmine opened in 1905, the community of 600 almost all left when the mine closed in 1951.

It snows in winter incorporates McQuarrie’s photographs of the historic site, a model village constructed in 2007 and her re-imaging miner/photographer Joseph Divis’ glass plate negatives of the town from the Alexander Turnbull Library collection. Waiuta today is a reminder of the disruptive influence of socio-economic shifts on small communities.

Gallery: Floor 1, Miban Building, 85 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Waiuta Model Village #2. Incubator Alley, 2013

Waiuta Model Village #2. Incubator Alley, 2013

Detail from Joseph Divis’ photo of tournament on the bowling green after official opening on 8 November 1931; mine buildings in background. Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand: 1/2-233052-G. 2020

Waiuta Model Village #3. Boarding house, 2013

Waiuta Model Village #3. Boarding house, 2013

Former residence of Joseph Divis, photographer and miner (uninhabited), Waiuta, December 2011

Former residence of Joseph Divis, photographer and miner (uninhabited), Waiuta, December 2011

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