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.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: The Illustrated London News, 14 Nov 1863, p. 505

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Walking tracks - Walking for work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/12804/gold-miners-on-a-trail (accessed 29 May 2022)

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