Story: Rural clothing

Biddy of the Buller

Biddy of the Buller

Bridget Goodwin, or ‘Biddy of the Buller’ as she was known, was a rather unconventional woman. She spent decades working as a gold miner, living with two male digger friends. Like male gold miners she wore moleskin trousers and boots, and smoked a pipe. She died in 1899.

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Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Womenswear', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008