Keep Alexandra Clyde Beautiful was the recipient of the 2015 Paint Your Town Beautiful initiative.  The unveiling of the mural was held on Sunday 15 March, with nearly fifty in attendance, including the Mayor.  For your interest here is a little bit of background about the town and the mural…Alexandra is known for its cycle trails, gold mining and business district, therefore this mural recreates historic triptych depiction of three photos:

  1. ‘Homeward B.’ taken by J. H. Ingley, circa 1901, depicting two cyclists near the original road bridge in Alexandra. Alexander Turnbull Library.
  2. ‘ A group of Dunstan pioneers: from left: David McConnachie, one of the first storekeepers in Alexandra and Clyde; William Theyers (standing) one of the first storekeepers of Alexandra; Jeremiah Drummey, a contractor; Mr Dewar (standing), one of the first miners on the field and Mr Fawcett, one of the old-time miners. – Otago Witness, 20.11.1912. ‘
  3. ‘Alexandra Lead Gold Dredge’, Alexandra S. Otago Gold Fields
    Archive: Mining (Dredging & Sluicing) K2003,
    Type: M&M PPC No. 92

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