25 Jan 2024

Reliving the gold rush of days gone by in Aotearoa

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 25 January 2024

The New Zealand gold rush kicked off in 1861 after gold was found near the Tuapeka River in Otago.

Over 11 thousand men flocked, hunting for gold - which is a little bit different from the now quiet, pastural farmland in the same spot.

Well, bringing history back to life so we can see with our own eyes what it was like in it's hey day is the Tuapeka Goldfields Museum & Visitor Centre.

The centre's manager, Jess Weichler, speaks to Jesse.

Gabriel's Gully during Otago's gold rush

Gabriel's Gully during Otago's gold rush Photo: Public Domain

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