Story: History of immigration

Gabriel’s Gully (1st of 2)

Gabriel’s Gully

In May 1861 Gabriel Read found gold in Otago, and by early the following year (when this photo was taken), there were perhaps 14,000 miners on the field. Many were locals, but they were joined by numbers from Australia, and eventually from England, Scotland and Ireland.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-096648; F
Photograph by Harry G. Gore

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Miners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2108/gabriels-gully (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015