Pay Dirt prize winner announced!

Congratulations to Iain Finer who entered our recent competition to win a copy of Pay Dirt: ‘The Westland Goldfields’, from the diary of William Smart by Hilary Low.

  • Pay-Dirt_front coverThe question we asked was: In what year did William Smart leave Christchurch to prospect for gold on the West Coast?
  • The correct answer was: William Smart left Christchurch in 1862.

We had a fantastic number of entries, so thanks to everyone who entered. If you missed out on this great prize, you can buy a copy of the book here.

We also welcome you to come along to the book launch next week. 

 5.30-7.00pm, Thursday, 24 November
Where: University Bookshop, University Drive
RSVP: for catering purposes to