Sunday, 15 May 2022

Kaitangata


This colourful mural is located on the side of a building in Greymouth's CBD. In Otago1862 mining began and the coal mill first opened. Unfortunately in 1879 a mineshaft exploded and sadly killed 34 miners. The F-class steam train of the same name that was once used in Kaitangata is now located in the local Shantytown tourism attraction after they bought it in 1971. 

Linking up with Mural Monday

9 comments:

Tom said...

...what a fabulous find!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic mural.

At Home In New Zealand said...

I've heard about Shanty Town - maybe I should add it to my bucket list for next time I travel down that way.

Andy said...

Nice one! A lot of work went into this mural.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is quite a mural!!

Mae Travels said...

There are so many details that I'm not sure if the windows in the building are real or if they are part of the mural. Fascinating story!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Sami said...

Quite a beautiful mural and history behind it. Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Amy.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

A rather sad story behind the mural. That train looks like it is about to jump out at those vehicles in the foreground.

Tigger said...

F used to work near Kaitangata. It's a coal mining place too.

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