Hints to gold prospectors [13 October 1856]

[Editor: An article in which a gold digger’s experiences are given. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 1856.] Hints to gold prospectors. We have great pleasure in being enabled to publish the following interesting communication from “A late Digger,” in reference to the auriferous resources of a large extent of the New England […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scraps from the Victoria mines [12 December 1853]

[Editor: An extract from the article “Scraps from the Victoria mines”, regarding a protest meeting in Bendigo over the miner’s licence in Victoria, 1853. Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 December 1853.] Scraps from the Victoria mines. (From our own Correspondent.) Bendigo, November 30. The head-strongly foolish policy of the Government of Victoria has […]