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DIGGERS, CONSTABLES, AND BUSHRANGERS THE NEW ZEALAND GOLD RUSHES AS A FRONTIER EXPERIENCE, 1852 - 1876
Book Type: C
by John Milton Hutchins, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
For those in New Zealand and proximity that had Eldred-Grigg's noxious screed forced down their throats, then this is a welcome counterpunch. You won't find any chapters on the history of Mongolian homosexuality in this book nor the author's (committed socialist to boot) obsession in linking miners to homosexual activity throughout the book without any solid documentation. His goal was typical of today's historians, make history fit ones agenda. As usual with this political correctness came all the laurels of academia and its ivory tower elites. Here's a book that documents actual history and bears little resemblance to the noxious ink of Eldred-Grigg.
A great account of not only New Zealand's gold mining but their own version of the Wild West. In his scholarly and colorful book, Hutchins tells of the Fossickers and Hatters who panned the streams with their tin dishes in hopes of finding paydirt instead of the new chum's gold, and of the bushrangers, swagmen, old lags, ticket-of-leave men and colorful characters who populated the camps. A thoroughly entertaining and well documented account.