Story: Gold and gold mining

Queenstown courthouse

Queenstown courthouse

Built of local schist between 1875 and 1877, the courthouse served the goldfield wardens who had asked for public offices. Prior to its construction the two wardens serving Queenstown and Arrowtown had been operating out of tents that served as gold receiver’s office, sleeping quarters and courthouse.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Other goldfields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8619/queenstown-courthouse (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006