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

Couple with seven children in front of their cottage with bark roof, Hill End, 1871-1875 / American & Australasian Photographic Company

Couple with seven children in front of their cottage with bark roof, Hill End, / American & Australasian Photographic Company

Simmons' (miners' office, mining agent, law agent and public accountant) and family outside his bark hut, Gulgong area, 1871-1875 / American & Australasian Photographic Company by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Simmons' (miners' office, mining agent, law agent and public accountant) and family outside his bark hut, Gulgong area, / American & Australasian Photographic Company

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Remarkable photos of 1872 gold boom in Australia

1872 gold boom in Australia,old back-and-white photo of Australia during the 1870 gold rush. Colourised by Pearse.

Hudson Bros, Hill End, NSW shows the complete stock of a typical builder's yard in 1872: galvanised iron, staircase uprights, and ready-made doors, Australian ovens and casks of nails with everything dumped just as it was unloaded from the bullock waggons.

Hudson Bros, Hill End, NSW shows the complete stock of a typical builder's yard in 1872: galvanised iron, staircase uprights, and ready-made doors, Australian ovens and casks of nails with everything dumped just as it was unloaded from the bullock waggons.

Bendigo Goldfields, miners near St Arnaud. Life on the goldfields. Pioneering Familes of Australia

Bendigo Goldfields, miners near St Arnaud. Life on the goldfields. Pioneering Familes of Australia

The Souters were reported the first chemists in Gulgong. They also appear to have had established the branch in Home Rule which is shown here. The goldfields' chemist shops were also used as consulting rooms by visiting doctors.

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Sofala (NSW) Australia Nestling in the lovely hills of the Turon River valley is Sofala, the oldest gold town in Australia. Settled only three weeks after the first official gold strike at Ophir, Sofala swelled to a peak population 40 000. Today it has contracted to a totally captivating, rustic village of around 100 people. The surrounding district is primarily superfine wool farms. Each farm has many relics and remnants of the goldrush.

Sofala (NSW) Australia Nestling in the lovely hills of the Turon River valley is Sofala, the oldest gold town in Australia. Settled only three weeks after the first official gold strike at Ophir, Sofala swelled to a peak population 40 000. Today it has contracted to a totally captivating, rustic village of around 100 people. The surrounding district is primarily superfine wool farms. Each farm has many relics and remnants of the goldrush.

Main Street of Adelong in the gold rush days around late 1860's when this photo was taken.

Main Street of Adelong in the gold rush days around late when this photo was taken.

nla.pic-vn4604970 Merlin, Beaufoy, ca. 1830-1873 A family in front of W. Branscombe store with window display of lamps, Hill End, New South Wales, ca. 1873 [picture] 1872 or 1873. 1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : sepia toned ; 10.4 x 6.3 cm. Part of B.O. Holtermann archive of Merlin and Bayliss photographic prints of New South Wales and Victoria [picture]. between 1872 and 1888.

nla.pic-vn4604970 Merlin, Beaufoy, ca. 1830-1873 A family in front of W. Branscombe store with window display of lamps, Hill End, New South Wales, ca. 1873 [picture] 1872 or 1873. 1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : sepia toned ; 10.4 x 6.3 cm. Part of B.O. Holtermann archive of Merlin and Bayliss photographic prints of New South Wales and Victoria [picture]. between 1872 and 1888.

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