Story: Otago region

Miner’s right, 1863

Miner’s right, 1863

Miners had to get a licence – a ‘right’ – from the authorities. This miner’s right was issued to William Rocheford on 14 February 1863. Valid for a year, it gave him the right to mine on the Mt Benger field (the Roxburgh district).

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Gold and development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/22649/miners-right-1863 (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015