Chinese gold miners – Immigration regulation – Te Ara .Feb 8, 2005 . By 1869 there were about 2,000 Chinese people in New Zealand. Almost all were men who came to work the goldfields of Otago and the West.china new zealand mining,10. – Gold and gold mining – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandJun 12, 2006 . The Otago provincial government encouraged miners, mainly from the Guangdong province in southern China, to come to New Zealand to.
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