Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

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Edward Peters

Edward Peters found gold in the streams around Lawrence in Central Otago before the famed discoverer Gabriel Read showed up. Originally from India, he had previously worked the California goldfields. He found gold about 1857 at Tuapeka and used it to pay for his provisions. It was Peters’ success that drew Gabriel Read to the area.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Otago', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8603/edward-peters (accessed 13 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006