The tourist attraction Shantytown, a reconstruction of a gold-mining town, was built as a community effort in 1969–70. Different organisations built separate buildings. The Greymouth Jaycees took great pride in building the Golden Nugget Hotel – initially the only two-storey building in Shantytown. The picture shows the crowd on opening day in January 1971. Since then it has attracted more than 3.5 million visitors.
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Photograph by Judith Nathan
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