mining history

  • Period: to

    gold rush

  • found gold in Australia!

    first official reports of gold in australia by J Mc Brien! the info was suppressed!
  • more gold!

    Geologists P E Strzelecki and W B Clarke found gold near hartley!
  • convic transport ceased

    transportation of convics to NSW stopped due to fear of escape to find gold or steal it!
  • gold in california

    gold discovered in california and lots of aussies whent to california
  • approval of mining minerals

    Governor Fitzroy approached the Colonial Office, advocating a policy for the
    exploitation of mineral resources. He requested a geologist, which led to the
    appointment of Samuel Stutchbury. This gave approval for the mining of mineral
  • california gold rush

    a great amount of australians sail to california for gold!
  • gold led to less in victoria

    Edward Hargraves returned from California and washed gold at Summer Hill Creek, Ophir. Although he showed little skill in discovering new fields, he received recognition and financial rewards. The early rush to the NSW fields led to a serious decline in the population in Victoria, so a reward was offered for the discovery of gold in that region. Several claimants came forward, and by the end of 1851 the incredibly rich Ballarat and Bendigo fields were in production.
    Licence fees of 30/- a month
  • Workable gold discovered in New Zealand.

    gold was found to be workable in new zealand
    between 1861 and 1863 6400 people travled to otago from australia whilst only 8600 arrived from Britain.
  • population in victoria and NSW

    edward received recognition and finacial rewords. the early rush to NSW led to a littler population in victoria. by the end of 1851 the incredibly rich bellarat and bendigo feald where populated!
  • overseas prospectors arival

    prospects arived from over seas. around 100,000 arived in 1852.
    women were left while their husbends whent to find gold.
    australias population whent from 404276 to 1097305 between 1850 and 1860
  • NSW lisents fee

    The licence fee in NSW was reduced to 10/- a month after near riots at Turon.
    Victoria followed suit a few months later
  • Discontent

    Discontent with the licensing system and lack of political rights came to a head in
    the Eureka Stockade. An inquiry followed
  • new! miners right!

    the victorian licents was replaced with the miners right that costed only Costing 1/- per annum and carring the right to vote.
    An export duty of 2s 6d per ounce was placed on gold instead.
  • NSW votes now

    NSW started symeler changes to the voting like victoria
  • british gold

    gold was dicovered in british columbia 25 000 prospects whent
  • chinese influx

    an influx of chinese miners made their be 1/5th of the men in australia chinese
  • lambing flat riots

    lambing flat riots where wite men atacked chinese miners for no reson but greed for gold
  • NSW gold fields

    A small deposit of gold was discovered north of Fitzroy River in north Queensland. The few acres were soon exhausted by the arrivals. 5000-6000 footsore and penniless diggers had to be helped to return to Victoria or to the inland NSW goldfields
  • Gold discovered at Coolgardie, WA.

    Gold was discovered at Coolgardie, WA.
  • valuable gold field discovered

    A valuable gold field was discovered in Gympie, Queensland
  • Gold discovered at Birdwood (SA) and copper at Cobar (NSW).

    Gold discovered at Birdwood (SA) and copper at Cobar (NSW).
  • 1872 - Payable gold discovered in Pine Creek area (NT). Other significant gold discoveries made at Stawell (Vic), Charters Towers and Ravenswood (Qld) and Lefroy(Tas). Tin found near Inverell (NSW) and rich deposits of tin found near Warwick (Qld).

  • deep gold discovered

    valyible gold discovered deep doun in rand south africa.
    it took monie and meshenire to get this gold
  • Gold discovered at Kalgoorlie, WA.

    Gold was discovered at Kalgoorlie, WA.
  • Gold discovered in Alaska.

    Gold was discovered in Alaska so aussies whent their