Ex­ag­ger­ated strike claims rife

Pro­vides a con­densed ver­sion of her blog mark­ing the 150 year an­niver­sary of the Thames gold­fields.

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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

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