Location 309
Dwelling #309
Map 6



Lower Bannockburn Creek


Dwelling #309, The exact location is unknown but it appears that the first Bannockburn settlement, including Richards store and dwelling was beside Bannockburn Creek about 800m from the Kawarau River.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Wood and calico store and dwelling

Location Type

Commercial Building

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1862 - 1867 John Richards Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3109 1862 John moved to the Kawarau River, then Bannockburn. John Richards moved to Potters Gully where he was mining, then later on to the Kawarau River at a beach later called Richards Beach. At this place, approx 7 km upstream of the Bannockburn Creek, he was very successful and obtained some good gold. As the miners of Dunstan moved up he Kawarau, a small shanty town was established on an alluvial fan about 800m up the Bannockburn Creek from the Kawarau River. This area was covered with Manuka and Matagouri. John Richards built a wood and calico store/hotel and dwelling to supply the miners needs. The shantytown was the first Banockburn settlement.
3110 1867 The Banockburn settlement moved to Doctors Flat. The Bannockburn settlement had gradually moved to Doctors Flat, to be close to the newly formed road linking Clyde via the Cairnmuir track, Smiths Gully and Pipeclay, then on to Cromwell via Stuarts punt (location #157). John Richards moved his business to the present site of the Bannockburn Hotel. Here he built a substantial timber and corrugated iron hotel and store (location #115)


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