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Rush to Riches: Kauri and Gold

Rush to Riches: Kauri and Gold (Paperback)

By Ell, Gordon

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Colonising New Zealand was as much of a search for wealth as an imperial venture. The rush to exploit the country's gold and kauri is a story of innovation and determination, as well as suspicion and thuggery. The rushes of both industries drew Maori and British, and also America...ns, Australians, Dalmatians and Chinese to these shores. They brought their various cultures and adapted technology to extract their desired riches - kauri timber and gum from forests and fields in the north, gold from the rivers and mountains mostly in the south. Rush to Riches: Kauri and Gold explains the history and processes of both these formative industries, along with characters that became famous and infamous as they toiled to become rich. Plentiful illustrations and information boxes show how these industries shaped our society and left their mark on our environment.
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ISBN 9780947506704
Published NZ 8 May 2020
Publisher Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Series The NZ Series (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9780947506704
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Published 8 May 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ell, Gordon
Series The NZ Series (part: 3)
Category Reference
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 100
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 300g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult