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Routes of Cameron, Caples and Hector

Routes of Cameron, Caples and Hector

In 1862 there was a rush to find new goldfields in the valleys west of Lake Wakatipu. This map shows the routes taken by Charles Cameron in October 1862, Patrick Caples in the first three months of 1863, and James Hector in the winter of that year.

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Source: John Pascoe, Exploration New Zealand. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1971, p. 126

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - The lure of gold', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007