Even by the standards of West Coast gold rush towns, the rise and fall of Brighton was rapid. In late 1866 its beachfront site had businesses catering for 5000 gold seekers, including more than 50 hotels; less than three years later most buildings stood empty or were torn down. This is the story of Brighton.
Friends of Fox River and Bridge Inc., Runanga, 2010. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND