Story: Don, Alexander

The Reverend Alexander Don (left) with Chinese gold miners at the Kyeburn diggings, Otago

The Reverend Alexander Don (left) with Chinese gold miners at the Kyeburn diggings, Otago

As Presbyterian missionary to Otago's Chinese gold miners, Alexander Don was often insensitive and overbearing, but his meticulous written records and photographs of his mission work constitute a major record of a minority ethnic community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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How to cite this page:

James Ng. 'Don, Alexander', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2d13/don-alexander (accessed 20 August 2018)