The Presbyterian missionary Alexander Don worked as a cultural go-between with Chinese gold miners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is shown here with a group of miners at the Kyeburn diggings in Otago. On the wall behind him are Christian images and Chinese writings, since his followers spoke little or no English.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.