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There Was Gold In The River by F W G Miller

Illustrated hard cover book in reasonable condition - no d/j - previous owners name inside - 1st edition published 1946 by A H & A W Reed - 145 pages.


A true story of the grim Depression of the 1930s, Miller was one of tens of thousands who became unemployed and was forced to search for gold in the Clutha.
For 5 years he lived in or near the Clutha Gorge, for much of the time in a stone cave dwelling sluicing just enough gold to keep his family fed & clothed. Then he staked a claim some distance from the river, & there met with considerable success until daily journalisim, in improving times, recalled him to the city.
It was a tough life on the goldfields, but a rewarding one. The author & his family grew to know & love the rugged outlines of the Central Otago landscape & the intense loyalty & community spirit of the people who lived there. In a time of economic fear & uncertainty the people of "Appleton" welcomed him with open arms-a reception he was never to forget. Please click here to ask a question
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