The grandchildren of gold miner Jim Anderson (from left)
Brian Anderson, of Gore, Ray Anderson, of Townsville, Jim
Anderson, of the United Kingdom, and Colleen Humphries (nee
Anderson), of Townsville, visit Andersons Battery, in
Macetown. Photo by Adin May.
Descendants of Macetown gold miner Jim Anderson last week
travelled to visit the historic battery name after him in
The grandchildren of Mr Anderson - Brian Anderson, of Gore,
Ray Anderson, of Townsville, Jim Anderson, of Harrow in the
United Kingdom, and Colleen Humphries (nee Anderson), of
Townsville - took their special trip down memory lane to the
picturesque ghost town on Wednesday last week.
Their grandfather's gold quartz stamper battery continues to
be known as Andersons Battery. It was worked from 1907 to
1910 in its present location. It is the only known all-metal
stamping battery in Otago.
The family's guide was Arrowtown 4WD scenic tour operator
Adin May, of Southern Explorer.
"I've taken two brothers before, but this was the first time
all four siblings had been together at Macetown to reminisce
over old stories," Mr May said.