Kōrero: Public history

Historic site interpretation

Historic site interpretation

An interpretative sign marks Potters Number Two, a goldmining site in the Kōpūwai Conservation Area, Central Otago. A number of alluvial gold mining claims were worked in this area between the 1860s and 1900s, and some relics of this activity remain on the land, which is a protected historic site cared for by the Department of Conservation (DOC). DOC employs a small number of historians and archaeologists who are stationed in various locations around the country, but who can be deployed anywhere their specialist skills are needed. Their research on sites informs the interpretive signs and brochures that DOC produces for visitors.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public history - Historic places and objects', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44449/historic-site-interpretation (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014