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Encyclopedia > Kumara, New Zealand

The town of Kumara is located on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 30 kilometres south of Greymouth, close to the western end of State Highway 73, which leads across Arthur's Pass to Christchurch. The West Coast is one of the administrative regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island. ... South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. ... The New Zealand State Highway network is a network of roads covering the North and South Islands. ... Arthurs Pass Arthurs Pass is an alpine crossing of the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ...


During the 1870s it was one of the country's chief gold mining centres, but since those heady days the population has steadily declined to its current 300. Events and Trends Technology The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ...


Kumara was the home town of prominent politician Richard Seddon, who was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1893 until his death in 1906. Richard John Seddon (1845 - 1906), sometimes known as King Dick, was the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand. ... The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealands head of government and is the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the Parliament of New Zealand. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


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