Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Choie Sew Hoy’s dredge (3 o 3)

Choie Sew Hoy’s dredge

In 1887 Choie Sew Hoy took up claims on the lower Shotover River and worked them with a newly built steam-powered bucket-ladder dredge. It was an immediate success. A key factor in its design was that the bucket ladder could extend outward so that a river’s banks as well as its bed could be mined. This dredge was probably built by Kincaid & McQueen of Dunedin. It worked on Big Beach, downstream from the Edith Cavell bridge at Arthurs Point, Queenstown.

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Oil painting by Douglas Badcock

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Dredging', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/8628/choie-sew-hoys-dredge (accessed 2 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006