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One Man’s Goldfield: the story of the Horseshoe Bend Diggings, William Rigney and Somebody’s Darling






ONE MAN'S GOLDFIELD





the story of the Horseshoe Bend Diggings, William

Rigney and Somebody’s Darling



J. J. Robertson

© J J Robertson

Published 1991
Revised and published electronically 2013


This book is dedicated to my father W.J. (Bill) Robertson who spent many years in its
research.

Acknowledgements


This small volume has been written from my own research, and from the notes my
father took after talking to many of the people of the Millers Flat area. I would like to
acknowledge all of those who have provided the information in this book, and in
particular Mr L Paterson, Mrs T McElwain, Mr J McDonald, Mr D McDonald, Mr J
Jefferies, the late Mr P Chandler, Mr Paterson, late of the Retreat, the Hocken Library,
the National Library, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the National Archives / Archives
New Zealand and the National Museum.































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