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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The book has no dust jacket. There is browning to the edges of the compressed pages. There is age spotting to the inside of the front and back cover and to the first and last page. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 140 x 220 mm
Pages: 154
Publisher: Otago Daily Times & Witness Newspapers
Publication date: 1962 reprint (originally published in 1887)


History of the Early Gold Discoveries in Otago
By Vincent Pyke


When a similar history of the Victorian Goldfields came to be written, it was found that, although but a few years had elapsed, only an imperfect sketch could be given, owing to the scarcity of authentic contemporaneous records. This fact so impressed me, that I made a point of setting down each event as it occurred, after my acceptance of office early in 1862. At the same time I collected every scrap of information obtainable respecting those things which happened before my arrival in the Colony. From these sources I have compiled what may be accepted as a faithful, and, so far as possible, a complete history of the Early Discoveries. Valuable assistance has been rendered by some of those who bore a part in the stirring episodes of the eventful times when the golden mysteries of Nature were being forced; and brave men, armed with the pick and shovel of the prospector, went forth in search of fortune amidst the desolate solitudes of the almost unknown interior.


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