The collection includes rock and mineral catalogues, classifications, information, correspondence, periodicals and notes for talks and information about the rock collection at the Takaka Museum and the Sixtus family at Canaan Downs. Manuscripts, correspondence and ephemera regarding the publication "Canaan: the hidden land of the marble mountain" and other newspaper articles, etc. Also included is an account and periodical articles of the descent into Harwood''s Hole, Dec 1959 - Jan 1960 by cavers.
Sixtus, Edgar J
Edgar Sixtus's grandparents were Johann and Henrietta Sixtus of Upper Moutere. Edgar's father Friedrick (Joe) Sixtus farmed at Canaan in 1919 and Edgar took the farm over from him. Edgar married Mona Downing in 1940. He was a keen rock and mineral collector and caving enthusiast. He has been accredited with many geological discoveries in the area.
Takaka Hill; Mineral; Rocks; Canaan Downs; Sixtus family; Geology - Takaka Hill
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