Story: History of immigration

Chinese gold miner, Clutha River

Chinese gold miner, Clutha River

The gold rushes attracted for the first time to New Zealand a significant group of non-European immigrants – the Chinese. Photographed in 1900 or 1901, this man was still cradling for gold over 30 years after his countrymen had first arrived.

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Miners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

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