The Australian gold rush By kooldude891 May 30, 1823 an unrecorded discovery of gold The first discovery of gold was made in 1823 but Governer Bligh said to keep it secret because the convicts would slit their heads at night because they would want gold Period: May 30, 1823 to May 30, 1900 Australian gold rush Feb 19, 1851 discovery of gold the discovery of gold made by Edward Hargraves at Ophir. He had help from the Tom brothers and John Lista. Jun 9, 1851 Ballarat was named the richest goldfields Ballarat was named the richest alliviual goldfields in the world. May 30, 1852 discovery of gold found south east of adelaide discovery of gold made by chapman south east of adelaide. Jun 9, 1854 Eureka stokade in victoria The Eureka stokade was based on aguments about the licences and the licence fees. Jun 9, 1856 gold discovered in Tasmania Gold was discovered in the nook at Tasmania. Jun 1, 1858 small amount of gold found A small amount of gold was discovered at fitzroy river in north QLD. May 30, 1860 lots of diggers moved from Kiandra to m.t kosciuszko 1500 diggers moved from kiandra to mount kosciuszko seeking their fortune Jun 1, 1861 Lambing flat riots began in NSW The lambing flat riots began in New South Wales. Jun 8, 1861 first gold discovery in NSW the first gold discovery at Ophir in NSW by edward hargraves Jun 1, 1862 Diggers offered gold if they found gold The WA government offered a reward to all persons that could find gold. Jun 8, 1862 a substantial find at Coolgardie a substantial find in Coolgardie started WA's biggest gold rush. Jun 1, 1867 Gold discovered in Gympie Gold discovered by Nash in Gympie on the Mary river. Jun 9, 1868 gold discovered at spikes gully Gold was discovered at spikes gully,near the berossa valley by Harris and his party. Jun 1, 1871 firstgold discoveryin NT fist gold discovery in NT made by GC Mchlachlan. Jun 9, 1873 gold found at palmer river Gold found by Mulligan in palmer river created a huge ruch to the area. May 30, 1877 gold found in Beaconsfield,Tasmania Gold discovery made by Dally in Beaconsfeld,Tasmania Jun 1, 1878 gold discovered at lisle Gold discovered by the Bessell brothers at lisle, Tasmania Jun 8, 1886 gold found in teetupla gold found in teetupla by Brady and Smith Jun 9, 1887 gold was mined at cobar gold was mined at cobar NSW using the water method. Jun 8, 1893 gold found at kalgoorie gold was discovered at kalgoorie by Hannan. Jun 9, 1894 bushrangers became a problem. Bushrangers became a serious problem to and from the goldfields.