Coolgardie [gold rushes, 21 March 1894]

[Editor: This article is an extract from the “Coolgardie” column, published in The Macleay Argus (Kempsey, NSW), 21 March 1894; it was reprinted from the Hillgrove Guardian (Hillgrove, NSW).] Coolgardie. The Hillgrove Guardian says:— “Letters received here show that none of the Hillgrove men who are at Coolgardie regret having gone there. They have met […]

Emigration from England [2 September 1852]

[Editor: This article was published in The Adelaide Morning Chronicle, 2 September 1852.] Emigration from England. The ample confirmation of the golden news from Australia, which every successive vessel takes to Britain, has at length aroused and arrested the attention of all classes in the mother country. Naturally enough, the first result is the production […]

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 […]