Rushing for gold : life and commerce on the goldfields of New Zealand and Australia / edited by Lloyd Carpenter and Lyndon Fraser.
Contributor(s): Carpenter, Lloyd [editor,, author] | Fraser, Lyndon [editor,, author.] | Dunedin City of Literature Collection.Material type: BookPublisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 396 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877578540; 9781877578540.Subject(s): Gold mines and mining -- New Zealand -- Otago -- History -- 19th century | Gold mines and mining -- New Zealand -- West Coast -- History -- 19th century | Gold mines and mining -- Australia -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century | Otago (N.Z.) -- History -- 19th century | Otago (N.Z.) -- Commerce -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 993.9
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Rushing for Gold 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. 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 reveal a pantheon of characters, from merchants, hoteliers, financiers and policemen to vagrants, sly-groggers and entertainers.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : An Australasian Goldfield / Lloyd Carpenter and Lyndon Fraser -- Part One:Trans-Tasman Rushes. 'Tasman World. Investigating gold-rush-era historical links and subsequent regional development between Otago and Victoria / Chris McConville, Keir Reeves and Andrew Reeves -- 'A Great Many People I Know from Victoria' : The Victorian dimension of the Otago gold rushes / Daniel Davy -- 'If I Was Not Here, I Would Not Come Here Now' : The Tuapeka gold rush, 1861-62 / Terry J. Hearn -- Populism, Parochialism and Public Works : Politics on the Otago goldfields from the 1860s to the 1880s / John Angus -- Part Two: Maori and Chinese. Finding 'Te Wherro in Otakou' : Otago Māori and the gold rush / Lloyd Carpenter -- The Otago Chinese Goldminers : Factors that helped them survive / James Ng -- 'Opening Wealth's Door' : Chinese market gardening on the goldfields / Joanna Boileau -- A Trade in Chinese Men and Supplies : Lowe Kong Meng and the organisation of the Chinese gold rush in Otago / Paul Macgregor -- Part Three: 'A Magnificent Stamp of a Woman' : Female sly grog sellers and hotelkeepers on the Central Otago goldfields 1861-1901 / Sandra Quick -- 'Forgetting Their Place' : Women of abandoned character on the Otago goldfields / Julia Bradshaw -- 'Prity Fare Trade at Present' : Irish women, mobility and work on the West Coast goldfields / Lyndon Fraser -- Part Four: Goldfields Society. Harsh Environment, Softer Sociology : The Dunstan gold rush 1862-2014 and the need for a fresh assessment / Tom Brooking -- A Runholder's Dream Dashed by the Discovery of Gold / Rosemary Marryatt -- The Merchants of the Rush : The proto-bankers of the goldfields / Lloyd Carpenter -- The Early Central Otago Goldfield Lawyers / Jeremy Finn -- Wooden Rails and Gold : Southland and the demise of the provinces / André Brett -- Part Five: Goldfields Heritage. Challenges in Story-based Interpretation : Gold-rush heritage and visitors / Warwick Frost -- Central Otago Goldfields Archaeology / Neville Ritchie -- Thatcher, Vitelli and Small / A play by Fiona Farrell with music compiled by Robert Hoskins.
"Take[s] 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 they were strongly intertwined affairs ... a close examination of miners' migration patterns, ethnicities and and merchant networks. The contributors' ... 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"-- From publisher's description.
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