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Lyell cemetery, 2008 (2nd of 2)

Lyell cemetery, 2008

Lyell’s last mine closed in 1913, and the last surviving building burned down in 1963. In the early 2000s, with gold no longer attracting prospectors, the site of the town is marked only by this overgrown cemetery in the bush.

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Brian Easton, 'Economic history - First European economies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010