OVERVIEW SUMARY OF GOLD MINING OPERATIONS 1882
“The number of miners engaged in gold-mining during the year, so far as can be gathered from the returns furnished (which, by the way, are not complete) is 9,215.
“Of these 7,843 are European, and 1,372 are Chinese. Taking the output of gold in 1882 to be 140,469 oz., as returned by the Mining Registrars, valued at £526,521, the earnings of each miner would appear to be 15 ozs. 4 dwts equal in value to £57 2s. per annum.”