In the gold rush days it was illegal for miners to remove the surveyed boundary pegs of a mining claim so the miners would work around them, leaving a pillar of earth under the peg. When visiting old sluicing sites you see these pillars standing alone – they kinda catch your attention. I had some free time in Bannockburn while we were in Central Otago recently, and I could see one of these pillars way across a rough public domain area. I stumbled over with my cellphone camera, navigating myself past lots of rabbit holes and scaring lots of rabbits!
Bannockburn, a small village in Central Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 20 April 2018
Text and Photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)