The West Coast Gold Rush

The West Coast gold rush was initially focussed on areas rich in alluvial gold around Hokitika. As it developed it moved further north and inland as gold-bearing reefs were discovered in the Grey River/Mawheranui, Buller and Inangahua valleys.


That’s an amazing article. lots of interesting info and great photographs.


looks like a big line of ginger nuts

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And what about this beast from Hokitika.

Puts Tony the Viking to shame! Choice


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Looks like a mansion.

floating gin palace. plenty of dancing poles,

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That’s an impressive dredging tail there

Yeh a floating gin palace. We could all live there and have a GOLD of a time.