Tom Hungerford: A Story of the Early Days of the Otago Goldfields
Baldwin, William; Sullivan, Jim
Tom Hungerford 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 runholder, 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.
Editor: Sullivan, Jim
Publisher: Department of English, University of Otago
Series: New Zealand Colonial Texts
Series number: 2
Rights Statement: © Jim Sullivan 2011 (Introduction, notes and editorial arrangement) Second Printing, May 2011 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or other- wise without the prior permission of the copyright holder.
Research Type: Book
Originally published in 1872.