Service, final resting place for gold miner


Central News - 5 May 2022 A funeral for an unknown gold miner whose remains were discovered buried near Cromwell four decades ago is to be held next week — giving him a final resting place more than 140 years after he died. A funeral organised by Alexandra-based funeral director Lynley Claridge, of Affinity Funerals, is planned for May 14. She hopes he will come to symbolise the hardship and bleak optimism of the gold fever that swept Otago from the 1860s which brought vast wealth to many and cost some, including the miner, their lives. Mrs Claridge said she was [...]