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The Exploration of New Zealand

6. Gold-Miners

6. Gold-Miners

The Otago newspapers are the chief source for information about explorers such as P. Q. Caples, C. Cameron, and A. J. Barrington. The Lake Wakatip Mail during the mining boom was probably the most romantic newspaper published in New Zealand. In the same period the Lyttelton Times and the Christchurch Press recorded in great detail the efforts which led to the discovery of Arthur's pass and Browning pass. For a racy account of life on the West Coast goldfields there is a somewhat rare publication, Knocking about New Zealand (Melbourne, 1871) by C. L. Money.