China's Lost Gold Miners: Tragedy of the SS Ventnor | Full Documentary | TRACKS

China's Lost Gold Miners: Tragedy of the SS Ventnor | Full Documentary | TRACKS

Discover the story of the steamship SS Ventnor, which, in 1902, sank off Hokianga, North Island, with the remains of 499 Chinese gold miners on board.

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  1. adriaan nikken on February 8, 2023 at 9:21 am

    WOW! It beautiful to see respect for the dead! Thank you.

  2. Harlem Bristow on February 8, 2023 at 9:39 am

    Hokianga my homeđź’ś

  3. Camelot House on February 8, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Incredibly unbelievably hard work in the most inhospitable conditions… as the narrator says, just to get supplies could mean a months walk and nightly camp along the way carrying everything, winter and summer (if you hadn’t made enough to have a horse … which was most likely …. )
    To live in these areas day in and day out would be too challenging for most people even with weatherproof tents, clothes, sleeping bags etc… to do it from absolute scratch.. whilst working harder than most of us can imagine today…. And then have little gain for your work.. the men and odd women who lived this life were the toughest hardest people I could ever think of …. And many of these people were invited here to work and abused, bullied and robbed in every way possible
    Thankyou for uploading this video… it contains information that many of us in New Zealand know little to nothing about….

  4. James Perdue on February 8, 2023 at 9:57 am

    In todays crazy times its nice to see all humans are great people and we can all learn from each other

  5. Antechynus B on February 8, 2023 at 10:01 am

    99% of modern people are weak compared to our ancestors…

  6. All Good on February 8, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for this.. RIP Chinese miners

  7. Ofa Sanft on February 8, 2023 at 10:16 am

    I so sad for the Chinese who didn’t make it home r.i.p

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