Arrowtown Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown, New Zealand

Not far from the adventure hub of Queenstown is a preserved relic of New Zealand’s gold mining past. On its outskirts, you’ll find an eye-opening reminder of the living conditions of its oft-overlooked workers.

Arrowtown was a bustling gold rush village in the 19th century. During the Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s, workers flocked to the area to search the Arrow River for the precious mineral. At its peak, around 7,000 people called the settlement home.

But not everyone who came to

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