Kōrero: English language in New Zealand

Beachcombing, 1907

Beachcombing, 1907

West Coast miners who worked the black sand for gold were known as beachcombers. This word came to have a wider meaning and now refers to hunting for objects along shorelines. This man was photographed looking for gold at Charleston on the West Coast in 1907 – the newspaper caption describes him as beachcombing.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19070214-12-1

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'English language in New Zealand - The development of New Zealand English', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40324/beachcombing-1907 (accessed 20 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013