The Presbyterian missionary Alexander Don worked as a cultural go-between with Chinese gold miners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is shown here with a group of miners at the Kyeburn diggings in Otago. On the wall behind him are Christian images and Chinese writings, since his followers spoke little or no English.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, McNeur Collection (PAColl-5135)
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