Thursday, 7 August 2014

Gold and reminiscing

Yesterday I had the honour of preparing for the archive room a series of research notes, drafts and correspondence relating to a thesis I particularly admire. A few years ago I presented a short paper at the Australasian Mining History Association's annual conference about the impact of the Thames gold rush on local iwi, and this particular thesis, about the iwi of Marutuahu and the discovery of gold in the Hauraki area, was one of the best secondary sources I came across when I wrote it. So, you can imagine how great it was to see for myself all of the behind-the-scenes work that had gone into creating this thesis.

I've yet to do a thesis myself, but looking at this (particularly large) box of thesis-related paraphernalia made me think about what I would research.

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