Tom Hungerford: A Story of the Early Days of the Otago Goldfields
Tom Hungerford (1872) was inspired by the Otago gold rush of 1861, but is practically unknown as it was published only as a serial in the Tuapeka Times. The author, William Baldwin, a larger-than-life figure who was a run holder, goldfields warden, politician and entrepreneur, wrote the novel as a record of his own adventures. His hero, Tom Hungerford, is the model of the great Victorian hero, staunch, loving and determined to right the wrongs done to his family.
Contributor: Sullivan, Jim
Editor: Sullivan, Jim; Rogers, Shef
Publisher: Department of English, University of Otago
Series: New Zealand Colonial Texts
Series number: 2
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Research Type: Book
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