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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 ...