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Nicholson's Folly



Nicholson’s Folly

How one man’s quest for an Otago Eldorado became a broken dream

John Breen

ISBN 978-1-877566-96-7
Bar Code: 978-1-877566-96-7
Size 170 x 240 mm 154pp, (landscape) Colour & B/w photographs, Original art Recommended Retail Price: $39.99 Inc Gst. 

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The Alpine Reef

This is the story of a reef.
Nine ounces to the ton,
one old timer said.
It is a story of hope, of human endevour. A story of vulnerability

in the face of insurmountable difficulty. A story of mountain, tussock and schist, fog and bog, drifting driving snow,
ice and relentless storm.

A story, common enough, of human failure, of human resilience, dogged persistance, knowing the cards are not falling your way. Knowing when to go, when to move on. Knowing when enough is enough.

Sometimes just finding gold in Otago was not enough, the remotness, weather, work and hardship involved turned many a claim into
a living nightmare.