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The First Gold Discoveries in New Zealand (Paperback) Loot Price: R305
Discovery Miles 3 050
The First Gold Discoveries in New Zealand (Paperback): R. A. Loughnan

The First Gold Discoveries in New Zealand (Paperback)

R. A. Loughnan

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... -with the outside world and throughout the country which two years before had been the death-trap of the most intrepid explorers. Truly, that was a great chapter in the history of colonisation. Before taking leave of the Golden West, it is only necessary to add that when in 1873 the aggregate yields of the western fields had risen to 11,671,049, they found an orderly community well established in settled industry. It is interesting to note at the same time that Nelson, which had led the van for some years in the race of gold-discovery, had mot attained by the end of the above year to an aggregate of half a million sterling--the export in the aggregate being officially returned at 425,586. Having followed the great currents of discovery in rthe Middle Island, we must not omit to notice a littla episode which seemed destined at one time to add largely to the output of the golden country. It was in 1860 that gold was first found in the Marlborough District, and *hree or four years later there sprang into being in the place a full-blown goldfield, with all the official and commercial furnishment complete. This was the famous Wakamarina. It was a goldfield which seemed to have grown up after the manner of that gourd which so astonished the prophet. Mr. Preshaw, * the banker, tells us in his notes how he went on horseback over the Maungatapu Range from Nelson on a gold-buying expedition. He reached Havelock in due course, to find the place all bustle and excitement. Diggers, he says, were flocking in hundreds from Otago and other parts of New Zealand. The diggings (Wakamarina) were some twenty miles from the township, at a place called Deep Creek, and there was a great time in the little place. No wonder. The cause is writ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: R. A. Loughnan
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-54062-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-54062-5
Barcode: 9781151540621

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