New Resource for Year 13 students examining the gold rush in NZ

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Kia ora New Zealand History Teachers’ Association

I have had a number of email inquiries from Year 13 students wanting information about the gold rushes in New Zealand. The fact that they have found me through my PHANZA profile or my on-line journal articles is testament to their persistence and to your education in research skills!

Lyndon Fraser and I have just completed the publication of our Otago University Press book ‘Rushing for Gold – Life and Commerce on the Goldfields of New Zealand and Australia’, and it may only just be hitting your local bookshop shelves, so I’m letting you know.

I have included a scan of the contents pages and cover so that you can see for yourself that it may be useful to you in your work. We examine the histories of women, Maori, Chinese, merchants, the provinces, trans-tasman relations, archaeology, politics and entertainment, but using text that accessible to all.

Your local bookshop or your school library will be able to source a copy through Nationwide Distributors or by writing to Otago University Press (university.press@otago.ac.nz ). The recommended retail price is only $45, at least for the first edition.

I hope our book proves to be a useful addition to your reference texts and I wish you well with your teaching in 2016.

Dr Lloyd Carpenter

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