Story: Gold and gold mining

Chinese temple, Round Hill

Chinese temple, Round Hill

The Chinese script on this building at Round Hill in Southland set it apart as a Chinese temple. Chinese miners tended to band together and meticulously worked over their gold claims. Presbyterian minister Reverend W. Mawron stands on the porch.

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Carl Walrond, 'Gold and gold mining - Other goldfields', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006