Story: Otago region

Dredges on the Clutha River, 1908

Dredges on the Clutha River, 1908

In the 1890s and 1900s large dredges facilitated a revival of alluvial gold mining on Otago’s rivers, especially the Clutha. These dredges are 3 kilometres above Cromwell in 1908, by which time returns from dredging were falling.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Gold and development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22652/dredges-on-the-clutha-river-1908 (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015