Come along to the Canterbury University Press (CUP) book launch of Pay Dirt: ‘The Westland Goldfields’, from the diary of William Smart by Hilary Low.
Pay Dirt is the story of the discovery of payable gold in West Canterbury by English settler William Smart in the 1860s and of his claims to the government’s rich gold reward. This is an extraordinary saga of hope and persistence, lies and fraud.
When: 5.30-7.00pm, Thursday, 24 November
Where: University Bookshop, University Drive
RSVP: for catering purposes by Thursday, 17 November to email@example.com
Want to win a copy of Pay Dirt? (RRP $39.99)
To go in the draw to win your very own copy of Pay Dirt, answer the following question:
Q: In what year did William Smart leave Christchurch to prospect for gold on the West Coast?’ (Hint: find the answer here.)
Please email your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Tuesday, 15 November. The winner will be drawn at random and announced in Intercom on 18 November.