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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Moonlight,Ghosts

Moonlight,Ghosts

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

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

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