Aorere gold : the history of the Golden Bay goldfields, New Zealand, 1865 - 1863

Maker and Role
Author: Mike Johnston (b.1941)
Publisher: Nikau Press
Production date
First volume of a history of the Western Nelson goldfields.

Contents: Survey Pegs and a Glimmer of Minerals -- Firing the Boilers -- Black Gold at Pākawau -- Colours in a Tin Dish -- The Rush of 1857 -- The Goldfields Settlements -- The Slate River Rush -- Brandy Point and the Quartz Ranges -- Golden days of 1858 -- The New Rush to the Rocky -- In and about Collingwood -- Waiting for Queen Victoria -- Tākaka Gold -- Hochstetter, Haast and Hope -- The Law catches up -- Mining in the Early Sixties -- Into the Mountains -- Te Waikoropupū Diggings -- Golden Bay Essentials -- Risky Commerce and Tragedy at the Golden Age -- West of Aorere -- Retrenchment at Collingwood.

Includes bibliography and index.

Object detail

Object Type
Media/Materials Description
480 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, plans ; 27 cm.
Object Type
Gold mines and mining -- Golden Bay/Mohua (N.Z.)
Gold mines and mining -- Golden Bay County (N.Z.)
Golden Bay/Mohua (N.Z.) -- History.
Accession Number
Other Reference Numbers
622 JOH
Credit Line
Johnston, M. (2023). Aorere gold : the history of the Golden Bay goldfields New Zealand 1856-1863. Nikau Press


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