Story: Gold and gold mining

Miners’ origins

Miners’ origins

Scottish, Irish and English miners made up roughly equal proportions on the Otago goldfields. On the West Coast, Irish miners were more numerous, making up one-third to one-half of all miners.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Miners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006