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The Nelson Photo News



The Gold Prospector

A Londoner, Mr J. Darby, came all the way from England to pan 24s worth of gold from the Anatoki River. And it didn't cost him a penny. Mr Darby did not want to pan gold, but when he won a television quiz he was handed the pan, and a string of tickets to New Zealand with the injunction to "pan yourself some gold". And that's what he did. He was accompanied round New Zealand by a member of the National Film Unit, who recorded his experiences for a television film in England.

(Pictures by N. M. McLaren)


Mr Darby tries his hand at apple picking on Mr V. F. Gunnion's property at Stoke. Watching him is Gay Fox, Invercargill.


Ken White, Film Unit, records the event