What happened in the NSW gold rush?

What happened in the NSW gold rush?

On February 12, 1851, a prospector discovered flecks of gold in a waterhole near Bathurst, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Soon, even more gold was discovered in what would become the neighboring state of Victoria. This began the Australian Gold Rush, which had a profound impact on the country’s national identity.

Where can I mine for gold in NSW?

Operating mines in NSW

Mine Owner
Hawkins Hill (Hill End Project, Reward, Hawkins Hill-Reward) Hill End Gold Limited
Hillgrove Project ( Garibaldi-Eleanora, Freehold, Sunlight, West Sunlight, Black Lode) Straits Resources Limited
Mineral Hill (Parkers Hill, Pearse, Red Terror, Southern Ore Zone) KBL Mining Limited

What food did they eat in the Australian gold rush?

The staple food of the early goldfields was mutton stew and damper. Mutton is the meat of older sheep, somewhat tougher than the meat that we enjoy today.

How much did a shovel cost in the Gold Rush?

A shovel went for $36, or more than $1,000.

Are there any gold mines in New South Wales?

New South Wales has become one of the most mineral rich regions in the world, producing a wide variety of precious and base metals. The principal localities of New South Wales where gold has been further discovered, explored and worked in sufficient quantities to sustain mining operations up to the present time are mentioned below:

What do you need to know about the diggings?

The Diggings™ is a resource for locating where mining claims are and have been. Discover mining activity in your area and find new regions of opportunity.

How many people were involved in the gold diggings?

‘gold has been obtained in considerable quantity…the number of persons engaged at work and about the diggings…cannot be less than 400 and of all classes.’ – Governor FitzRoy despatches, May 1851. He apologised for his report being written in pencil, ‘…as there is no ink yet in this city of Ophir.’

Where to find Chinese gold mining in Australia?

Posted Thu 18 Jul 2019 at 8:54pmThursday 18 Jul 2019 at 8:54pm References to Chinese gold mining on the Northern Rivers can be found in books and newspaper clippings. National Museum of Australia/Australia-China Friendship Society Share Copy link Facebook Twitter Article share options Share this on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Send this by Email

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