Rushing for Gold: Life & Commerce on the Goldfields of New Zealand and Australia

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Rushing for Gold: Life and Commerce on the Goldfields of New Zealand and Australia

ISBN: 9781877578540
Authors(s): Lloyd Carpenter Lyndon Fraser

About Rushing for Gold: Life and Commerce on the Goldfields of New Zealand and Australia:

This is the first book to take a trans-Tasman look at the nineteenth-century phenomenon that was the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand. It explores links between the rushes, particularly those in Victoria and Otago, to show that they were strongly intertwined affairs. The book brings together contributions from both experienced and newly emergent researchers, who together provide a close examination of miners’ migration patterns, ethnicities and merchant networks. The contributors’ insightful analyses and narrative accounts of the places, commerce and heritage of the rushes reveal a pantheon of characters, from merchants, hoteliers, financiers and policemen to vagrants, sly-groggers and entertainers, not to mention women, all of whom prompted and populate the mythology of the era, which this book does much to unravel and rewrite.

First Published (if available):
No of pages: 344
Published as: Paperback
Genre: Regional History
Keywords: NZ books, NZ authors, nz interest book