Archive: ‘Portraits (HOL)’ K1200
Type: RP Ca. 1910
Additional info: Joseph Karley Birley was a veteran of the Californian, Victorian and Wakatipu goldfields. He was among the first wave of gold miners to the Head of the Lake. He claimed to be the first to introduce Hydraulic Sluicing to the Wakatipu fields. Joseph and Sarah Birley were at the forefront of the development of tourism at the HOL and built the Mount Earnslaw Hotels . . . . refer to other HOL Portraits.