The pioneers of gold discovery on Bendigo [28 October 1893]

[Editor: An article published in the The Bendigo Advertiser, 28 October 1893.] The pioneers of gold discovery on Bendigo. The following is the text of the paper read by Mr. A. S. Bailes, M.P., at the meeting of the local branch of the A.N.A., on Thursday:— Mr. president and gentlemen, — Before attempting to place […]

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 […]