Photography by Denis Wilford

South Island Travels - 1963/1964

Skippers Canyon and the Shotover River.

The barren slopes of Skippers Canyon and the Shotover River.

Imagine these slopes covered with canvas tents and makeshift shelters as hundreds of people worked the area for gold and braved the cruel winters.

Taken 7th January, 1964.
Photo DQ0014. Kodachrome II. f4.5;1/60.