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A conspiracy to silence: reports of Otago gold prior to 1861
(Australasian Mining History Association, 2014-10)
In 150 years of Otago gold rush historiography, it has been persistantly argued that the earliest reports of gold finds in the decade from 1848 to 1858 were suppressed, hidden, or actively discredited by the local government ...
Finding "Te Wherro" in Ōtākou: Māori and the early days of the Otago gold rush
(Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, 2013-12-09)
The history of Māori miners at the Aorere gold rush in 1856–1858 is well documented in research by Hilary and John Mitchell. Philip Ross May examined the multi- layered history of Māori in the goldfields of the Buller and ...
"Specimens liberally studded with gold": The mining history of a remote Otago Valley
(Australasian Mining History Association, 2013-10)
Hills dotted with adits and shafts, the moonscape of old sluice workings and the untidy piles of mullock that mark a former quartz mine are all typical elements in a landscape shaped by a gold rush. In Otago the prevalence ...
The Cardrona Hotel: Creating a New Zealand heritage icon
(Intellect in association with Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2018-09-01)
On the road between the famed tourist hubs of Wanaka and Arrowtown on New Zealand’s South Island lies the former 1860s gold-rush-era town of Cardrona. There, beside an immaculately kept heritage precinct of nineteenth-century ...