GOLD - GOLD MINING IN NZ on Early NZ Postcards
Although there is a wealth of published information on this topic as New Zealand has a long and varied history of gold and gold mining (continuing even today) - very few postcards actually exist on this topic. You will find most of them of images of the towns and locations that rapidly grew up around these discoveries - very few of the actual operations or individuals searching for it.
That said - It is an interesting topic with heaps of books to read - alot of places here in New Zealand to visit and see and a past that built New Zealand. Below I have shown just a few of those early postcards.
Gold Dredge, Buller River - postcard
F.T. Series 193A printed photo.
OLD WAIHI POSTCARD, GRAND JUNCTION BATTERY
THAMES GOLDMINING, CALEDONIAN & GOLDEN CROWN 1868
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