A substantial, illustrated and impressive two volume history of the search for, and the winning of gold in Marlborough and Eastern Nelson. Volume one deals with the Wakamarina goldfield where gold was first discovered in 1864. The second volume deals with other local mining efforts including New Zealand's last major gold rush, the 1888 rush to Cullen Creek at Mahakipawa and to the Waikakaho. The history concludes with antimony mining at Endeavour Inlet and coal mining at Picton. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Nikau Press, Nelson, 1992 & 1993. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Vol. I 600 pages, Vol. II 456 pages. NEW.