First miner's right, Tuapeka goldfield.; 1940/93/1
First miner's right, Tuapeka goldfield.About this object
First miner’s right In June 1861 Gabriel Read wrote of finding gold in the Tuapeka River and before long many men had left Dunedin to try their luck on the Tuapeka goldfield. By the beginning of August around 2000 diggers had invaded the area. Also in August, Alfred Chetham Stode was appointed as commissioner for the goldfield and set about bringing the diggings under official control. Licences or miner’s rights began to be issued to the goldseekers and on 19 August 1861 this first miner’s right, was issued by A. Cheltham Strode to his brother in law John Borton. Gabriel Read was the 72nd person to be issued with his miner’s right.Object number
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