Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 31, September 1987

A visit by the Governor General, Lord Plunkett KCMC to Waihi 81 years ago merited only a brief report of the occasion in the "Daily Telegraph". In fact, the space devoted to the report was no more than that given to the touring N.Z. Rugby team in Britain.

Lord Plunkett's itinerary included a visittothe Mine and the laying of the foundation stone of St. John's Anglican Church.