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Barrington’s journey

Between early summer 1863 and mid-winter 1864, Alphonse Barrington made a remarkable journey north-west of Lake Wakatipu. He and his companions were searching for gold. His journal tells how their small success finding gold paled beside the physical torments of the trip. Read Barrington’s account by clicking ‘Next’.

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Source: Nancy M. Taylor, ed., Early travellers in New Zealand. Oxford: Clarendon, 1959, p. 387

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - The lure of gold', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/11279/barringtons-journey (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007