Digger hunting on the goldfields [chapter 51 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 51 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 16 June 1935.] The story of Australia. — LI Digger hunting on the goldfields During the three years which passed since the discovery of gold in 1851 the goldfields had grown apace. The discovery of the Eureka […]

The Ballarat gold rush of 1851 [chapter 50 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 50 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 9 June 1935.] The story of Australia — L. The Ballarat gold rush of 1851 At the beginning of 1851 Victoria was merely a pastoral settlement, with a population of 77,345. At this period it was in […]