West Coast: Pay Dirt - The Westland Goldfields

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 27 November 2016

Hilary Low’s book Pay Dirt is based on the diary and book The Westland Goldfield by prospector William Smart - the man, she argues, that should be acknowledged as the first person to discover payable gold on the West coast. He left Christchurch in 1862 to prospect for gold on the coast, at that stage an uncharted wilderness.