Exaggerated strike claims rife
Provides a condensed version of her blog marking the 150 year anniversary of the Thames goldfields.
are not by any means of so exceptional a character as some might suppose.
The exaggerated accounts of rich strikes made at the Thames almost every other day are being dismissed as only imaginary, and fabricated for the purpose of filling hotels and boarding houses at Shortland Town and the steamers to and from the Thames.
The SS Auckland leaves the Auckland wharf for Sydney, Australia, with a general cargo and 407 ounces of Thames gold – the first export of the product of the Thames reefs.
To read the full version go to http://www.firstyearthamesgoldfield.co.nz