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Hargest hear the chronicles of the Chinese

Hargest hunt for GOLD!  

  • Hargest hear the chronicles of the ChineseHargest hunt for GOLD!

Today, saw the Year 9 students from James Hargest in Invercargill learn about the life of the Chinese miners. These miners were invited to the Otago goldfields in 1865 and came with the hope of making their fortune. They arrived with very little and wanted to work for a few years and then returning to China. Unfortunately, many never made it home.

Students heard oral histories, explored the museum and visited the Chinese village all to better understand the life of the Chinese. They also tried their luck at panning in the freezing Arrow River, just as the Chinese did over 140 years ago. Most students were very successful panners! Well done.

We hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to hearing some of your comments.