I was amazed to learn that blissed-out present day Golden Bay was once a bit of an industrial hub with an iron works, a cement works and a steam tramway for transporting timber to the Waitapu Wharf.
I'd kept a few photos of 'interpretational signage' and found out some more stuff about these industries. The Prow local history site is excellent for this and museums have great collections of online photos. I've linked to sources where I can.
The running order on this page is:
It is, needless to say, a bit of a rag-bag but testimony to the fascination of this little corner of New Zealand for me during our short stay.