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The Ghosts of Moonlight Creek

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Pics of gold miners and old gold-mining settlements in S Island esp at Moonlight and Arrowtown.

Moonlight Creek,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.

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