Discovery of Gold in Australia

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    The discovery of gold in Australia

  • First recorded finding of gold

    While cutting a road to Bathurst some convicts found gold
  • Gold discovered in the Fish River near Bathurst

  • Convict accused and floggged for possessing gold

  • More gold discovered but find kept quiet

  • Strzelecki finds gold in the Blue Mountains, NSW

  • Alex Tolmein sees quartz reef with yellow metal near Melbourne

  • Gold specimens found in the Pyreness Mountains in Victoria

  • Thomas Chapman finds 16oz gold nugget at Daisy Hill, Victoria

  • Gold discovered by shepherd at the Pyrenees.

  • Edward Austin brings to Sydney gold nugget found near Bathurst.

  • Bernhard Holterman finds world's largest gold nugget