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Diggers, hatters & whores : the story of the New Zealand gold rushes

Author: Stevan Eldred-Grigg
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2008.
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This is a first - a thorough and carefully researched history of the gold rushes in New Zealand - and it establishes a benchmark for future work on the history of the gold rushes. It's based on sound scholarship and aimed at the wide and growing general readership of those keen to know more about, and to weigh up, the history of New Zealand. The scope is the social history of the whole of the goldfields of the whole  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eldred-Grigg, Stevan, 1952-
Diggers, hatters, whores.
Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2008
(OCoLC)637042218
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stevan Eldred-Grigg
ISBN: 9781869419257 1869419251
OCLC Number: 243861406
Awards: Winner of PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Non-Illustrated Book 2009.
Description: 543 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Gold fever --
Golden hems --
The stars of Orion --
Hurrah for gold digging! --
Wild West Coast --
Nigger and digger --
The digger's farewell --
Who were the diggers? --
Life and death on the diggings --
The yells and shrieks of the mob --
Women --
Chinese --
Yarns.
Other Titles: Diggers hatters and whores
Responsibility: Stevan Eldred-Grigg.

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This is a first - a thorough and carefully researched history of the gold rushes in New Zealand - and it establishes a benchmark for future work on the history of the gold rushes. It's based on sound scholarship and aimed at the wide and growing general readership of those keen to know more about, and to weigh up, the history of New Zealand. The scope is the social history of the whole of the goldfields of the whole of colonial New Zealand from the 1850s to the 1870s. The early chapters of the main body will survey rushes chronologically. The later chapters look at rushes thematically. Beautifully illustrated with sketches and watercolours of the times.

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