Book, Costly Gold, Clutha riches and their human toll; J.S. & R.W. Murray; 1977;...

Name/Title

Book, Costly Gold, Clutha riches and their human toll

Maker

J.S. & R.W. Murray

Maker Role

Author

About this object

An 88 page soft cover book including many black and white photographs telling the many stories of human courage, endurance and compassion of the miners and their families who paid a heavy price for extracting gold from the Clutha. For the miners there was backbreaking, heartbreaking, mindless toil, often for no reward. There was a high mortality from floods, extremes of climate, violence and greed. Robbers and swindlers, illness and accidents all took their toll.








Medium and Materials

Cardboard
Paper

Measurements

H 270mm x L 270mm x W 210mm

Date Made

1977

Place Made

Singapore

Publisher

A.H & A.W. REED

Publication Date

1977

Publication Place

New Zealand, Central Otago

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Subject and Association Keywords

Goldmining

Subject and Association Keywords

Printing & published material

Named Collection

Items from the Royden Thomson Collection, his library & Cromwell Chinatown diggings donation

Credit Line

From the collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Book

ISBN/ISSN

0 589 01132 4

Object number

CR2019.050.4

Spine Label

COSTLY GOLD
J.S. & R.W. Murray

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