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Baton Valley Gold
*Good as Gold: The Baton* The remote Baton, at the base of Mount Arthur[mount-arthur/] (Tu ao Wharepapa), once had two hotels, a shop, Post Office and a racecourse. It is thought the...Read more about "Baton Valley Gold"...
George Fairweather Moonlight
Good as Gold Legends clung around George Moonlight, from the provenance of his unusual names- it was rumoured he was born on a fine night (Fairweather), abandoned and found...Read more about "George Fairweather Moonlight 1832-1884"...
Tuao Wharepapa and the land around it Mt Arthur and the Tableland have played host to gold prospectors, graziers, botanists, skiers, trampers, tourists, artists, a Bishop, and Henry and...Read more about "Mount Arthur and the Tableland"...
Sergeant John Nash
The Police Act 1886 established New Zealand's first national, civil, police force. Sergeant John Nash of Nelson was the first non-commissioned member appointed to this Force on 1 September...Read more about "Sergeant John Nash"...
Gold was known in the Wangapeka district from the late 1850s.1 However, although an award was paid in 1861 to prospectors for the discovery of gold in the area,...Read more about "Wangapeka Gold"...