Story: Walking tracks

Gold miners on a trail

Gold miners on a trail

While railways and roads quickly developed in the more settled parts of New Zealand, the discovery of gold forced people to follow tracks into isolated areas of the South Island. This Illustrated London News etching from 1863 shows prospectors heading west into Central Otago.

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Reference: The Illustrated London News, 14 Nov 1863, p. 505

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Jock Phillips, 'Walking tracks - Walking for work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Apr 2016