Kōrero: Australians

Hokitika in the 1860s

Hokitika in the 1860s

When gold was discovered on the South Island’s West Coast in 1864, ships from Australia crowded the quay of Hokitika’s river port. The town was described as ‘a suburb of Melbourne’. To the chagrin of the Canterbury province, most West Coast gold was shipped to Melbourne rather than across the Alps to Christchurch.

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West Coast Historical Museum
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Australians - Sheep farmers, gold miners, soldiers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/609/hokitika-in-the-1860s (accessed 19 August 2022)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Mar 2015