Story: Gold and gold mining

Chinese settlement, Arrowtown

Chinese settlement, Arrowtown

Chinese miners mostly worked the ground that Europeans had abandoned as unprofitable. They worked hard and established more permanent settlements than Europeans. Many constructed sod and schist cottages, dry stone walls, and planted gardens.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Māori and Chinese miners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8647/chinese-settlement-arrowtown (accessed 18 November 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006