An historically correct novel telling the Otago pioneer gold story. This historical novel continues from where Oatcakes to Otago finished; with the discovery of gold in Central Otago. Thousands of men and a few hardy women gave up what they were doing in California, Canton, Victoria and Dunedin and went into The Interior to make their fortune. While the McDonald family is imaginary, but representative of real characters in the true Otago story, nearly all the situations they encounter are historically correct. It is a story of the courage, perseverance and independance of the Otago pioneer character forged in the extreme conditions of climate and deprivation. The survivors of this struggle became our great-grand-parents, so that we could become New Zealanders. This is their story. Don Offwood is a direct descendant of the first settlers in Otago, and was born in Invercargill and lived for some years in Dunedin. His great grandfather was a gold miner. Donald is a retired Air New Zealand International captain who’s previous book ‘Oatcakes To Otago’ tells the story of the Scottish emigration to Otago.