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Boon, Kevin.

The gold rushes / Kevin Boon. - Auckland, N.Z. : Waiatarua Pub., 1999. - 32 pages : illustrations (some color), col. maps, facsimiles (some col.), portraits ; 29 cm. - BLANK AUTHORITY TEXT Developments in New Zealand history Developments In New Zealand History Series. Developments in New Zealand history II . - Developments In New Zealand History II. Boon, Kevin. II. Developments in New Zealand history ; Boon, Kevin. II. Developments in New Zealand history. . - Developments in New Zealand history II. Developments In New Zealand History Series. Developments in New Zealand history. Developments in New Zealand history; 2. .

Includes bibliographical references and index. Includes bibliographical references (p. [33]) and index. Includes bibliographic references and index.

Considers the New Zealand gold rushes which began on the Coromandel Peninsula in the early 1850s. Looks at the social conditions in which miners lived and the importance gold mining had on opening up access to remote areas of New Zealand including Nelson, Otago and the West Coast. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Elsie Locke Award, 2006

1869630548 (hbk.) : $29.95 9781869630546 1869630564 (pbk.)


Nelson--Juvenile literature.


Gold mines and mining--History--19th century--New Zealand--Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining--History--New Zealand--Juvenile literature.
Gold miners--History--New Zealand--Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining--History--New Zealand--19th century--Juvenile literature.
Gold miners--History--New Zealand--19th century--Juvenile literature.
Gold mines and mining--Juvenile literature.


New Zealand--History--19th century--Juvenile literature.
Marlborough District (N.Z.)--Juvenile literature.
West Coast (N.Z.)--Juvenile literature.
New Zealand--Gold discoveries--Juvenile literature.
New Zealand--History--1840--1907--Juvenile literature.
New Zealand--History--Juvenile literature.


Children's nonfiction.

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