Promised Land: From Dunedin to the Dunstan Goldfields

NZ$40.00

Author: Grahame Sydney

Using several surviving diaries of gold prospectors, ‘Promised Land’ is a comprehensive and graphic account of the story of the discovery of gold and what we now call ‘Central Otago’.  Illustrated with both period images and photos by the author.

 

 

Description

In 1862 the barren Interior of Otago, New Zealand was largely unknown, called the ‘Wasteland’, and was home to a small number of newly-settled pastoralists. However when in August two prospectors announced they had struck gold, this sparse, inhospitable region suddenly became magnet to tens of thousands of hopeful men.

 

Additional information

Weight 0.68 kg