IPENZ Engineering Heritage

IPENZ Engineering Heritage

New Zealand History 1800 -1900: August 2008

New Zealand History 1800 -1900: August 2008

Water race at a gold mine

Water race at a gold mine

Stewart Town near Bannockburn. DOC

Stewart Town near Bannockburn. DOC

Water Race descending before it crossed a valley in a flume  (img_2342)

Water Race descending before it crossed a valley in a flume (img_2342)

Search the List | Skippers Road | Heritage New Zealand

Search the List | Skippers Road | Heritage New Zealand

Street scene with snow, St Bathans, Central Otago - Photograph taken by F M Pyle. Paterson, M, fl 1966 : Photographs, particularly of St Bathans, Central Otago. Ref: 1/2-027137-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23244252

Street scene with snow, St Bathans, Central Otago - Photograph taken by F M Pyle. Paterson, M, fl 1966 : Photographs, particularly of St Bathans, Central Otago. Ref: 1/2-027137-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23244252

First miner’s right at Tuapeka:Under the Gold Fields Act 1858 all miners needed to hold a miner’s right to permit them to legally mine for gold. In August 1861 Alfred Chetham Strode was appointed commissioner of the Tuapeka goldfield in Central Otago, and issued this first miner’s right to his brother-in-law, John Borton, for the sum of £1. With 2,000 diggers at the Tuapeka goldfield at the time, commissioners had their hands full managing disputes and resolving miners’ grievances.

First miner’s right at Tuapeka:Under the Gold Fields Act 1858 all miners needed to hold a miner’s right to permit them to legally mine for gold. In August 1861 Alfred Chetham Strode was appointed commissioner of the Tuapeka goldfield in Central Otago, and issued this first miner’s right to his brother-in-law, John Borton, for the sum of £1. With 2,000 diggers at the Tuapeka goldfield at the time, commissioners had their hands full managing disputes and resolving miners’ grievances.

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