Story: Otago region

From Melbourne to Dunedin

From Melbourne to Dunedin

After gold was found in Otago in 1861, miners came in large numbers to the province from Victoria, Australia, where mining had thrived for a decade. Merchants from Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo followed and made Dunedin the business centre of Otago’s goldfields.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Business until 1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015