The Ghosts of Moonlight Creek

Pics of gold miners and old gold-mining settlements in S Island esp at Moonlight and Arrowtown.
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Gabriel's Gully, site of first major gold strike in S Island, nr Dunedin

Gabriel's Gully, site of first major gold strike in S Island, nr Dunedin

Moonlight,Ghosts

Moonlight,Ghosts

water race, sluicing at Moonlight

water race, sluicing at Moonlight

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Water races were channels cut across a hillside bringing water from streams to places where gold was mined. This one is on the Old Woman Range in Central Otago. Central Otago’s open tussock lands lacked trees, which was problematic for miners – in many places there was little wood for cooking, heating and building.

Water races were channels cut across a hillside bringing water from streams to places where gold was mined. This one is on the Old Woman Range in Central Otago. Central Otago’s open tussock lands lacked trees, which was problematic for miners – in many places there was little wood for cooking, heating and building.

gold mining settlement

gold mining settlement


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water race, sluicing at Moonlight

water race, sluicing at Moonlight

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miner's hut, Moonlight

miner's hut, Moonlight

sluicing at Moonlight

sluicing at Moonlight

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