Story: Whanganui places

Gold fever

The Wanganui Gold Mining and Investment Company was formed in 1869 to operate in the Kaimanawa Mountains. Many Whanganui residents bought shares in the company – but no gold was ever found in the range, or anywhere else in the Whanganui region.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Inland Pātea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015