Books on Thames




  • "1873 Thames Borough Centenary" Editor L P O'Neill
  • "Thames Goldfields Jubilee. 1867-1917" ?Publisher
  • "Thames Re-Union" From Waikato Times, Feb 17 1913
  • "Thames Goldfields Centennial 1867-1967" Pub. by Motel Mag.Co, Manurewa
  • "History of The River Thames NZ"  By A M Isdale. A M Isdale Publisher
  • "GULF" By Barry Mitcalfe. Coromandel Press 1981
  • "Te Takoto O Te Whenua O Hauraki Hauraki Landmarks" by Taimoana Turoa, Edited by Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal. Reed Publishers 2000
  • "The Coming Year, A look back at Thames" by Meghan Hawkes. 2009 (Available Carsons Thames)



  • "Bulls Battery Karaka Creek Thames Goldfield"  by R Dreardon
  • "Coromandel Gold" by P Moore & N Ritchie. Dunmore Press 1996
  • "Historic Gold Trails of the Coromandel"  By Tony Nolan. Reed Publishers.
  • "Diggers Hatters & Whores" The Story of the New Zealand Gold Rushes by S E Grigg. Random House, NZ.
  • "A Digger's Diary at the Thames, 1867"  by Theophilus Cooper. Transcription available at Barb's NZ Website thanks to Elaine
  • "The Thames Miner's Guide" Auckland 1868 ONLINE at Auckland University
  • "The History & Resources of the Auckland Goldfields" by T W Rhodes. Coromandel 1899
  • "The Goldfields of the Hauraki district, New Zealand" by J A Wauchope, London c 1897
  • "THAMES SCHOOL OF MINES SYLLABUS 1901" By John Mackay Government Printer

  • "Thames South School Jubilee 1967" Printed by Thames Star, Thames
  • "Thames South School Reunion 1876-2001 125 years" Goldfield Print Ltd
  • "Thames High School 1880-1980"
  • "The History of the Thames North school Tararu 1877-1977."


  • "Robert Graham 1820--1885 An Auckland Pioneer" by G Cruikshank
  • "Thames 1870-1970 100 years of Rugby" by F J Young
  • "Men of metal : the story of A & G Price Ltd, Auckland and Thames, 1868 - 1968" By C W Vennell. Wilson & Horton
  • "St.James' Presbyterian Church, Thames: The First Hundred Years 1868-1968" By Thames Star, Thames
  • "The Amazing Thames : the story of the town and the famous goldfield from which it grew" By  John Grainger. Reed Publishers
  • "Racing for gold : Thames and the goldfields with the history of the Thames Jockey Club" By Johnny Williams. Williams, Publisher, 1967
  • "Thames Heritages Register (TCDC)" of trees and buildings. TCDC
  • "Thames & the Coromandel Peninsula 2000 years" By Z & J Williams. 1994 Williams Publishers


  • "Thames Reminiscences" Mrs JE Macdonald. Auckland Observer Printing Works 1926
  • "The Thames Journals of Vicesimus Lush 1868-82"  Edited by Alison Drummond. Pegasus Print 1975

(The old Bridge with Railway track on West side, left of picture)