Archives for November 2016

A 7th CENTURY CHINESE GIFT

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Dunedin City

Dunedin is New Zealand’s oldest city and drips with history. The city started as a swampy settlement struggling to establish itself until the discovery of gold in Central Otago in the 1860s. Almost overnight, the impoverished settlement of a few hundred settlers, grew into an important town supplying goods and services to the thousands of miners arriving to hunt for gold. Apart from the European men who made up the majority of the miners, 2000 Chinese miners also arrived in the area and when the rush was over, a number of them remained in Dunedin and set up various business including market gardening and clothing manufacture. Both these enterprises flourished in the affluent young city. read more