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Hard Won Gold: Stories from Waiuta and the Reefton Goldfield

Looks like an interesting read, I’ll be trying to get myself a copy…

‘Hard Won Gold’ tells the story of how the very tricky deposits of the Reefton Goldfield yielded up great riches throughout the twentieth century. Tackling the complicated gold deposits were a series of clever entrepreneurs, technology innovators, hard-working miners and their families – and some very interesting characters such as David Ziman, Jim ‘Bummy’ Kerr, the Blackadder Brothers, photographer Jos Divis and Tasman Rangi Hogg. The gold and those who mined it created the rich heritage of stories and sites that are a feature of the Reefton area today. The book suggests that while we could take better care of both stories and sites, there are hints of more gold to come……

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