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Chinese gold miners (2nd of 3)

Chinese gold miners

In the 1860s there was another rush to mine a valuable resource – gold. Europeans miners often took the quick pickings and moved on, leaving Chinese gold miners to work over the old areas. These two unnamed men are working with pick and shovel, watched over by a Presbyterian minister, George McNeur.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, McNeur Collection (PAColl-5135)
Reference: 1/2-019144; F

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.

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Brian Easton, 'Economy - The European economy: a history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3738/chinese-gold-miners (accessed 15 December 2017)

Story by Brian Easton, updated 16 Sep 2016