Educational Links

Our website

If you haven't already, take a look at our section on the History of Waihi.  You can also view videos related to gold and mining.

More on the Waihi region

Go Waihi
Information about Waihi and surrounding districts: local attractions, tours, businesses and news from the region.  The Pye Story shows the important role of Waihi as a pioneer in electronics.

Waihi Beach
The people of Waihi Beach have been linked with those in Waihi since the early days of our town.  Find out about local events, businesses and news from the beach.

Hauraki District Council
Our local district council.

History of electricity in Waihi
Electricity and how it came to Waihi (by a gold mining company).

Waihi Borough Council Diamond Jubilee Booklet 1902-1962
50 years of Waihi history (more suitable for secondary students)

Online Encyclopedia and Archives

New Zealand History Online

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Wikipedia - Waihi

Archaeopedia - Union Hill, Waihi


Museum of New Zealand Te Papa

Waikato Museum of Art & History

Auckland Museum

Gold and Other Minerals

Oceana Gold
Find about more about current gold mining operations in Waihi.

The New Zealand Minerals Industry Association
Minerals and mining and a wide range of educational resources.

Timeline for gold discovery in New Zealand
From the 1852 discovery of gold in the Coromandel.

Waihi Gold Museum & Art Gallery © 2012
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