Story: History of immigration

Miners on the railway pier, Melbourne

Miners on the railway pier, Melbourne

Men in Melbourne, Victoria, prepare to leave for the gold rushes in Otago in 1862. Many were young men (although there were some women), who had not been able to enter the capital-intensive Victorian gold industry.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Miners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015