Kōrero: Cultural go-betweens

Reverend Don and Chinese gold miners

Reverend Don and Chinese gold miners

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

Alexander Turnbull Library, McNeur Collection (PAColl-5135)
Reference: 1/2-019156-F

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Cultural go-betweens - Missionaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/26797/reverend-don-and-chinese-gold-miners (accessed 3 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018