Kōrero: Otago region

Chinese miners at Upper Kyeburn

Chinese miners at Upper Kyeburn

Chinese miners were first brought to Otago in 1866, when Pākehā miners left in large numbers for the new West Coast goldfields. By the end of the 1860s some 2,000 Chinese were in Otago. They worked over fields thoroughly and some kept mining for many years. These men were photographed at Upper Kyeburn, near Naseby.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S04-197m

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Gold and development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22650/chinese-miners-at-upper-kyeburn (accessed 23 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015