Australia during the 1870 gold rush.

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

Check out these old back-and-white photos of Australia during the 1870 gold rush. These mostly show the town’s inhabitants standing proudly in the dusty town or right in front of their establishments — like a butcher shop and an undertaker’s shop — and staring right into the lens. The pictures are beautifully lit, and they [...]

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

American & Australasian Photographic Company Herbert Street, west side looking north from Mayne Street and showing Barnes’ Chemist Shop, Gulgong 1872 Wet plate glass negative, on 18242

Check out these old back-and-white photos of Australia during the 1870 gold rush. These mostly show the town’s inhabitants standing proudly in the dusty to

Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

Plan of Ballarat and Sebastopol gold mines

The History of Ballarat, from the First Pastoral Settlement to the Present Time by William Bramwell Withers.

Victoria’s mining history begins with the discovery of gold at Clunes, Warrandyte and Kilmore in mid-1851, but it was the discoveries at Bunninyong, and then at Ballarat in August of the same year, which started the great Victorian gold rush.  http://www.mininghistory.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/vic-map.jpg

Victoria’s mining history begins with the discovery of gold at Clunes, Warrandyte and Kilmore in but it was the discoveries at Bunninyong, and then at Ballarat in August of the same year, which started the great Victorian gold rush.

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Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

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