Location 302
Dwelling #302
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Barrs Gully


Dwelling #302 Barrs Gully, east side of Round Hill, right bank of Bannockburn Creek approx 50m from the creek. Shown on the A J Park map of 1878

Still Standing


Walls only are still standing

Construction Details

Stacked stone with pug mortar. May have had a tussock thatched roof. The walls were approx 500mm thick.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 c1867 - 1878 Two unknown Chinese miners. Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
3089 c1867-1878 General note. There is s story told by local people about this dwelling. It appears that it was constructed by two Chinese miners who were mining in the Duffers / Barrs Gully area. One of the miners set out to walk to Clyde for their regular supply of stores. When he returned, he found to his horror that his mining partner had been murdered and much of their mining gear, along with their gold was missing. The police in Cromwell were notified and a search of the roads leading from the area was undertaken. A stranger was apprehended in the Kawarau Gorge at a place known as the natural bridge, just upstream of the Roaring Meg creek. It appears that when he realized that the police were approaching, he threw the Chinese miners gold into the river. When the police searched his possessions they found the Chinese miners mining gear. The stranger was arrested for the death of the Chinese miner - it is not clear of his fate. The miners gold was never recovered, despite many attempts to find it.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
646 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2001 Barr's Corner - Round Hill, looking south. View Image
647 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2001 Barr's Corner - Round Hill. View Image
648 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2001 Barr's Corner - Round Hill View Image
2422 Paul Crump - Bannockburn c1870 Dwelling #302 - Barrs Gully View Image