Australia's Gold Rush ~ Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 1872

In the early Australian Gold Rush Days, times were tough ~ Photo of Clarke Street.,Hill End, NSW.

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

Fossickers at Nerrena in Gippsland Victoria Australia in 1904. The land in the background has been heavily worked by miners and is denuded of timber and most vegetation.

Fossickers at Nerrena in Gippsland Victoria Australia in The land in the background has been heavily worked by miners and is denuded of timber and most vegetation.

Goldpanning at Gembrook Victoria Australia in the 1890s. The miner swirls gold-bearing sludge in the pan with water, allowing fine gold fragments to settle in the corner of the dish.

Goldpanning at Gembrook Victoria Australia in the The miner swirls gold-bearing sludge in the pan with water, allowing fine gold fragments to settle in the corner of the dish.

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