Kōrero: 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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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S04-272u

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Gold and development', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/22649/miners-right-1863 (accessed 18 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015