Video: Mount Difficulty, Central Otago, NZ

I have just written up the report of my visit to Central Otago producer Mount Difficulty, which you can find here. Below is a short film from the visit. Among other things, it shows the sluicings in Bannockburn, which are areas where the hillside was deliberately eroded using snow melt water and dams, in order to facilitate gold mining during the 19th century. This example of environmental vandalism now enjoys protected status.

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