Friday, 22 February 2013

Sad past

Moving visit today to the remains of the Chinese Settlement at Arrowtown. A sizeable contingent of gold miners in19th Century New Zealand were Chinese men trying to make a living for their families back home. But despite desperately hard work and harsh living for many years, they were badly ridiculed and never accepted by their European gold prospecting contemporaries. Most of the Chinese never made a better living and many died alone in New Zealand.

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