|Title||Defining a Date and Place in the Otago Gold Rush: the Problematic Journal of George Magnus Hassing and Bendigo|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Carpenter, L. W.|
|Journal||The Journal of Australasian Mining History|
Gold rushes are exciting events marked by the construction and collapse of boom settlements, of miners rushing from one place to the next and of stories of rich finds and ‘duffer’ hoaxes which become the legends defining the era. One such goldfields settlement is Bendigo, a rush town of the Central Otago gold rush. A lack of documentary sources has led to writers speculating and misinterpreting the timeline of the events which caused the town to appear. Re-analysing the journal on which the narratives have been based, together with additional documentary evidence leads to new conclusions about when this town became an important centre of mining in Otago and reveals an intriguing study of some of the personalities of the early Bendigo goldfield.
Defining a Date and Place in the Otago Gold Rush: the Problematic Journal of George Magnus Hassing and Bendigo
Submitted by Lloyd Carpenter on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:26