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New Zealand’s Chinese gold-mining heritage: (re) telling

2020-10-13  New Zealand’s Chinese Gold-Mining Heritage: (Re) Telling their Stories Dragon Tails: Re-interpreting Chinese-Australian Heritage Conference Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Victoria, 9 th-11th October 2009. Helena Huang, Joanna Fountain, Harvey Perkins

How Chinese gold miners helped build New Zealand

2017-7-16  A group of Chinese miners after church service near Arrowtown, a historic gold mining town in the Otago region of New Zealand. Photo: Museum Queenstown The economics of

The remarkable journeys of NZ's Chinese goldminers

"The maximum number of Chinese in New Zealand in the nineteenth century reached only 5000, but nonetheless they were like an irritating spot to people." He said the goldminers weren't settlers, but "formidable" sojourners, who came to New Zealand to raise capital and take it home to China, where individuals needed money if they wanted to buy land.

Māori and Chinese miners Te Ara Encyclopedia of

2020-12-31  Chinese miners. The Otago provincial government encouraged miners, mainly from the Guangdong province in southern China, to come to New Zealand to replace the Europeans who had deserted the Otago fields by 1866 for new rushes on the West Coast. The Chinese intended to earn wealth for their families and eventually return to China.

16 Chinese mining of iron, greenstone, silver and gold

New Zealand is a source of great mineral wealth. Research into the various carbon datings of a number of mining sites, both disused and active in several locations on South Island reveal New Zealand’s enormous mineral wealth and one that the Chinese were keen to exploit. It also reveals how mining operations were active in New Zealand from

A Chinese Goldminer’s Story New Zealand China

In April 2013, members of the Timaru Branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society were addressed by Mrs Noeline Turnbull (nee Meechang) whose Chinese grandfather was an assisted miner in the Otago Goldfields. It would not be an overstatement to say that the audience was spellbound by

Chinese gold miners Immigration regulation Te

2021-1-3  By 1869 there were about 2,000 Chinese people in New Zealand. Almost all were men who came to work the goldfields of Otago and the West Coast. Most of them probably intended to make their fortunes and return to China. An 1871 report dismissed popular allegations against the Chinese, but pressure mounted to exclude further arrivals.

New Zealand's Chinese gold-miniong heritage: (re) telling

2020-10-13  New Zealand’s Chinese Gold-Mining Heritage: (Re) Telling their Stories Helena Huang Joanna Fountain Harvey Perkins Shantytown, Chinatown, West Coast Dragon Tails: Re-interpreting Chinese -Australian Heritage Conference

Digging up hidden history of Chinese gold mining on

References to Chinese gold mining on the Northern Rivers can be found scattered in historical books and archived newspaper clippings. south-eastern Australia and also in New Zealand in the mid

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement Arrowtown, New

Discover Arrowtown Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown, New Zealand: This preserved village shows the modest lifestyles of the area's 19th-century Chinese gold miners.

The remarkable journeys of NZ's Chinese goldminers

"The maximum number of Chinese in New Zealand in the nineteenth century reached only 5000, but nonetheless they were like an irritating spot to people." He said the goldminers weren't settlers, but "formidable" sojourners, who came to New Zealand to raise capital and take it home to China, where individuals needed money if they wanted to buy land.

Chinese follow Australians in scouring NZ for mining

A large Chinese resources player is scoping New Zealand for coal, lignite and ironsands mining projects at the same time as Australian companies take increasing interest in New Zealand in these areas.

New Zealand's Chinese gold-miniong heritage: (re) telling

2019-7-29  New Zealand’s Chinese Gold-Mining Heritage: (Re) Telling their Stories Helena Huang Joanna Fountain Harvey Perkins Shantytown, Chinatown, West Coast Dragon Tails: Re-interpreting Chinese -Australian Heritage Conference

18 Annex 18 Evidence of Chinese Fleets visit to New

•A number of mining sites reveal how mining operations were active in New Zealand from 226 BC/19AD to c.1700-1725 • Skeletons found in caves jaws removed not Maori custom • Moriori artifacts, as well as metal items of unknown origin in vaults of Otago Museum, New Zealand, that were ‘by

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement Arrowtown, New

Discover Arrowtown Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown, New Zealand: This preserved village shows the modest lifestyles of the area's 19th-century Chinese gold miners.

How China could punish New Zealand if Jacinda

New Zealand is heavily reliant on China for exports of tourism, seafood and gold kiwifruits and would be in particular danger if Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern upset President Xi Jinping.

NZ Gold Mining History

Gold mining had declined by the 1920s, and from the 1950s it was a very small industry. The rise of gold prices in the late 1970s brought about a revival, with new technology allowing opencast pits to be dug in Otago and on the Coromandel Peninsula in the 1980s and 1990s. (teara.govt.nz) New Zealand Gold Mining History Overview

Arrowtown Chinese settlement NZHistory, New

It took until 2002 for the New Zealand government to formally apologise to the Chinese community. Central Otago had several Chinese settlements. Arrowtown’s was studied extensively by archaeologists in the early 1980s and is the best memorial to these settlers. It is now a mixture of stabilised hut ruins, reconstructions and restorations.

Goldfields NZHistory, New Zealand history online

All text is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence. Commercial re-use may be allowed on request. All non-text content is subject to specific conditions. This site is produced by the History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Meet the NZHistory.net.nz team

Loophole means Chinese processed food entering

2018-7-30  New Zealand and China are the largest exporters, although much of the Kiwi produce is actually grown in China, exported frozen to New Zealand

16 Chinese mining of iron, greenstone, silver and gold

New Zealand is a source of great mineral wealth. Research into the various carbon datings of a number of mining sites, both disused and active in several locations on South Island reveal New Zealand’s enormous mineral wealth and one that the Chinese were keen to exploit. It also reveals how mining operations were active in New Zealand from

Chinese follow Australians in scouring NZ for mining

A large Chinese resources player is scoping New Zealand for coal, lignite and ironsands mining projects at the same time as Australian companies take increasing interest in New Zealand in these areas.

From gold mines to green fields: the New Zealand

The 12 Chinese miners who arrived in New Zealand in 1865 were soon followed by thousands more. Having been raised in villages where self-sufficiency was the norm, these men planted vegetables for

18 Annex 18 Evidence of Chinese Fleets visit to New

•A number of mining sites reveal how mining operations were active in New Zealand from 226 BC/19AD to c.1700-1725 • Skeletons found in caves jaws removed not Maori custom • Moriori artifacts, as well as metal items of unknown origin in vaults of Otago Museum, New Zealand, that were ‘by

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement Arrowtown, New

Discover Arrowtown Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown, New Zealand: This preserved village shows the modest lifestyles of the area's 19th-century Chinese gold miners.

Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For

2018-10-2  Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence China has had a profound economic and political impact Down Under. Now Australia and New Zealand are

History of the Chinese in New Zealand Home The

As we celebrate the Chinese New Year, we look at the history of the Chinese in New Zealand. As of the 2013 census, 171,000 Chinese identified themselve’s in New Zealand of which 118,230 (69%) lived in a Auckland. The first recorded ethnic Chinese in New Zealand were immigrants from the Guangdong province of China, who arrived during the 1850

Chinese company ups value of huge PNG mining

A delegation of Chinese mining experts has arrived in Papua New Guinea to consider investing in resource projects. PNG's petroleum minister, Sir Moi Avei, says the delegation will visit the Chinese delegation visits PNG

Loophole means Chinese processed food entering

2018-7-30  New Zealand and China are the largest exporters, although much of the Kiwi produce is actually grown in China, exported frozen to New Zealand

NZ Gold Mining History

Gold mining had declined by the 1920s, and from the 1950s it was a very small industry. The rise of gold prices in the late 1970s brought about a revival, with new technology allowing opencast pits to be dug in Otago and on the Coromandel Peninsula in the 1980s and 1990s. (teara.govt.nz) New Zealand Gold Mining History Overview