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A 35-year endeavour: Bendigo's rise and shine sluicing syndicate
An enduring legacy of the Central Otago gold rush is the network of water races crossing the landscape. Lacking the romance of schist cottage ruins or hint of enterprise inherent in herringbone
Maori philosophies and the social value of community sports clubs: A case study from kapa haka
Community sports clubs have been identified as potential sites for the creation of social capital and cohesion but a range of studies note the difficulty in articulating how these concepts operate in
Defining a date and place in the Otago gold rush: The problematic journal of George Magnus Hassing and Bendigo
In August 1862, the history of Otago, New Zealand, changed forever, when eighty-seven pounds of gold thumped down onto the desk of the Dunedin Gold Receiver's office. The Californian veteran
A conspiracy to silence: Reports of Otago gold prior to 1861
In 150 years of Otago gold rush historiography, it has been persistantly argued that the earliest reports of gold finds in the decade from 1848 to 1858 were suppressed, hidden, or actively
Meeting the communication skill needs of employers with professional portfolios
Context: Engineering graduates need to meet the high expectations of the profession for strong communication skills. Many institutions use stand-alone communication skills courses to meet these
Lighting a gen'rous, manly flame: the nostalgia for “dear old Bendigo”
Abstract Bendigo is the name of an Australian city with a golden past, an historic reserve centred on a Central Otago ghost town, a Pennsylvanian State Park, and a former All-England champion boxer.
Rich in Myth, Gold and Narrative: Aspects of the Central Otago Gold Rush, 1862-2012
150 years ago, the carefully-planned Presbyterian settlement of Dunedin was torn apart by the discovery that nearly every stream in Otago was laden with gold. The population exploded, adding the
'Specimens liberally studded with gold': The mining history of a remote Otago valley
Hills dotted with adits and shafts, the moonscape of old sluice workings and the untidy piles of mullock that mark a former quartz mine are all typical elements in a landscape shaped by a gold rush.
The Clutha’s First Dam: The Nil Desperandum Project at Quartz Reef Point, 1864–66
Abstract The first dam on Central Otago’s Clutha River was not the 1956 Roxburgh dam, but a gold-mining enterprise’s structure built ninety-three years earlier. If it had succeeded, it would be