Story: Southland places

Canton village

Canton village

At least 300 Chinese men were mining gold at Round Hill (near Riverton/Aparima) by the late 1880s. The settlement was still flourishing when this photograph was taken. But by 1907 the gold was largely worked out, and only about a dozen Chinese miners and a few Europeans remained.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Riverton / Aparima', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015