Kōrero: Gold and gold mining

Gabriels Gully (2 o 3)

Gabriels Gully

Taken in 1862, the year after Gabriel Read discovered gold, this photograph shows a moonscape of pitted earth. Miners dug down to 4 metres and raised up the gold-bearing gravels using devices called whips – a counterbalanced mānuka pole with a bucket on the end. The miners’ calico tents hug the sides of the hill away from the claims. It was Read’s discovery that led to the great Otago gold rushes of the 1860s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-096648; F
Photograph by Harry G. Gore

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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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Otago', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8604/gabriels-gully (accessed 17 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006