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Diggers, Hatters, Whores

The New Zealand Gold Rushes
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The social history of New Zealand's gold rushes, as used by Eleanor Catton in her research for The Luminaries.A thorough and carefully researched history of the gold rushes in New Zealand. Based on sound scholarship and aimed at the general reader it's accessibly written in a clear, clean and lively style. The scope is the social history of the goldfields of colonial New Zealand, from the 1850s to the 1870s. The book opens with a survey of worldwide rushes in the late eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth centuries, when for the first time in history a great wheeling movement of gold diggers began to revolve from continent to continent. The main body of the book looks at all the rushes, large and small, that took place in the colony: Coromandel, Golden Bay, Otago, Marlborough, the West Coast and Thames. The early chapters of the main body survey rushes chronologically; the later chapters look at rushes thematically. 'I owe a debt of gratitude to . . . Stevan Eldred-Grigg's history of the New Zealand gold rushes Diggers, hatters & whores.' Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries


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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : New Zealand Hardback

Title: Diggers, Hatters, Whores: The New Zealand Gold Rushes
Author(s): Stevan Eldred-Grigg
ISBN: 1-86941-925-1 / 978-1-86941-925-7 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Random Ho.,New Zealand
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Diggers, Hatters & Whores: The Story of the New Zealand Gold Rushes
Author(s): Stevan Eldred-Grigg
Publisher: RHNZ Adult ebooks
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