This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat
Some mighty big lumps of gold. Holtermann from left), Richard Ormsby Kerr (centre) and Beyers from right), with reef gold from Star of Hope mine, / American & Australasian Photographic Company, originally uploaded by State Library.
The Early Australian Prospectors Part 1 - YouTube Gold Rushes of the 1850s