Otago Gold Rush (1861-1864) It may be a rollicking tall tale, but The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee has deep roots in New Zealand history. In May of 1861, an Australian miner named Gabriel Read was prospecting in a creek
A Real New Zealand Gold Rush Town Arrowtown is the inspiration for Jenny’s hometown of Eden in The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee. The settlement lies nestled in the Southern Alps, with mountains all around: “To picture the world where
Crave an escape? Check out these Gold Rush books that feature New Zealand as the main character. The list begins with children’s fiction, but you’ll also discover some outstanding non-fiction & adult fiction possibilities. Authors include Maxine Alterio, Rose Tremain,
Adventure-lovers, you’re in the right place! These Gold Rush-themed books are perfect for anyone aged 8-12. Here you’ll discover fiction & non-fiction options, with both U.S. and international settings. Check out the collection of STEM Middle Grade Books as well.