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Stories about the places and spaces of the top of the South Island - te tau ihu o te waka. See related stories on this site: Onekaka Pipe Dreams Aorere GoldThe...Read more about "Places"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
John Jacobus (Jacob) Appoo
You may well be familiar with the Nelson name Appo Hocton. His last name also appears on maps labeling the first gold strikes in the Aorere Goldfields a...Read more about "John Jacobus (Jacob) Appoo"...
Baton Valley Gold
*Good as Gold: The Baton* The remote Baton, at the base of Mount Arthur[mount-arthur/] (Tu ao Wharepapa), once had two hotels, a shop, Post Office and a racecourse. It is thought the...Read more about "Baton Valley Gold"...
"In the month of April, 1864, Nelson was aroused from the most depressed commercial state....to the glittering prospects of a well-paying goldfield...situated in the Province of Marlborough," reported Lucas's...Read more about "Wakamarina Gold"...
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