Chinese Settlement

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Chinese Settlement information

Arrowtown , New Zealand
Buckingham St
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Arrowtown has NZ’s best example of an early Chinese settlement. Interpretive signs explain the lives of Chinese diggers during and after the gold rush (the last resident died in 1932), while restored huts and shops make the story more tangible. Subjected to significant racism, the Chinese often had little choice but to rework old tailings rather than seek new claims.