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Keywords:New Zealand, historic, mines, travel
Dobson 1

Dobson 1

An old coal tub from the Dobson Mine is now a decorative planter at the side of the highway as it passed through the small community of Dobson. The population of the town and surrounding area is only a bit above 600. The town was named after surveyor George Dobson, who was killed (1866) in a bungled robbery by a gang mistaking him for a gold buyer carrying gold from the nearby Arnold goldfield. I guess every country has had it's Wild West.