In the 18th and 19th centuries thousands of people left the Old World to take part in the gold rushes in California and New Zealand. It was both the best of times and the worst of times, with the promise of easy wealth but the risk of sickness or violent death.
Historic cemeteries provide a wealth of biological and cultural information to illuminate the lives of people during this time.
In this presentation co-authored by University of Otago researchers Dr Peter Petchey (Anthropology and Archaeology) and Professor Hallie Buckley, (Anatomy), Professor Buckley shares research findings from their current project investigating a 19th century early European settler graveyard in Milton, Otago.
5.30pm, Wednesday 2 May
419 Great King Street
Dunedin, New Zealand
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