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"PROSPECTING FOR GOLD" (Article), Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Thursday 5 March 1931 page Article 2014-07-15 16:13 pecting and. mining, and reef prospect
ing, on fields' throughout Australasia
i'ields he has learned many different
In engineering circles, it . is esti-
man who starts with "only a few shil-
of' ten men. With that tiny plant at
per week wosld, by the very act of
ers ever worked in Queensland. Tfiese
and have proved .to be practically per
ground payable that could- never halve
the author; believes above all in hy
draulic sluicing. He is firmly convinc
ed that this will again open ujp ' 'work
ed out V fields jn, Australia .
pecting and. mining, and reef prospect-
ing, on fields throughout Australasia
fields he has learned many different
In engineering circles, it is esti-
man who starts with only a few shil-
of ten men. With that tiny plant at
per week would, by the very act of
ers ever worked in Queensland. These
and have proved .to be practically per-
ground payable that could never have
the author; believes above all in hy-
draulic sluicing. He is firmly convinc-
ed that this will again open up "work-
ed out" fields in Australia .
MINING. Cooktown's Fields. Warden's Report. (Article), Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), Tuesday 16 March 1920 page Article 2014-07-15 16:07 Camp, reports for 'February., having
men employed.^ Rainfall for -nonth
1270 points. *
'(Just in Time claim) reports from
cwt. of tin. Two men employed. ;
Mount - Amos.--Walk and Hassett
(The Better. Luck claim) report: Com-
other cutting race. No clean up. :
men employed working two shifts. -
Shifted , pipe line in readiness for
though not procured during the peri
Camp, reports for February., having
men employed. Rainfall for month
1270 points.
(Just in Time claim) reports from
cwt. of tin. Two men employed.
Mount Amos--Walk and Hassett
(The Better Luck claim) report: Com-
other cutting race. No clean up.
men employed working two shifts.
Shifted pipe line in readiness for
though not procured during the peri-
NATION AT CROSS-ROADS. DUTY OF CHURCH LEADERS. "Traitorous to look for Easy Way." (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Monday 4 May 1931 page Article 2014-07-15 15:44 the voice of the repudntionist was heard in
the voice of the repudiationist was heard in
£6000 NUGGET AT LARKINVILLE Fortune Smiles on Prospector's Son BIGGEST SLUG IN W.A. HISTORY (Article), The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), Friday 16 January 1931 page Article 2014-07-15 15:15 . to a high pitch of excitement by the discovery at the rich Larkinville
v.'hen news was received of the discov
slab of gold v/eighing 781b. (avoirdupois)
years, son of Mr. M. Larcombe, presi
dent of the Coolgardie Prospectors' .and
781b. avoirdupois and multiplying it by
an ounce (including the exchange pre
mium -of 15s per oz.), giving a total
value of £5655 without taking into con
sideration the gold bonus. The pre
eyes on it, and congratulating Mr. Lar
field. They had been there almost irom
The Larkinville field so far has pro
have been capped by the record tind
yesterday. In this it somewhat resem
no 'tucker' (line gold), and dozens of
lucky by uncovering a slug. A lair
percentage of the 200 diggers have hard
The gold is in red loam which bot
but looking at the hornblende forma
tion which crests' the rise, it is impos
come from the late Mr. Bobbie Cldugh's
the' mother formation left, should b?
A stone's throw away from the Lake
little over lib. In the same year the
liurradong nugget was found near
Orange, weighing 2217oz. 16dwt. An
of which 2284oz. were fine gold and/32oz.
reefs. A mass known as Kerr's Hun
dredweight, discovered In 1851 at Har
1061b. of gold. Probably the largest
known, but an offer of £13,000 was re
This morning, under strong police es
Coolgardie. and two miles from the Cool
cookers, who opposed the finders' applica
beine worked, and at the extreme south
fully a foot. Years ago, when Coolgar
die and Kaleoorlie were at their height,
gangs of Italian woodcutters felled tim
woodcutters' carts passed about it count
? BOB CLOUGH'S ILLLUCK
snoils. But before Clough ? was able
people planning to prospect at Larkin
Water is obtainable free from a Go
is sold on the field at threepence a kero
sene tin. ? ,
to a high pitch of excitement by the discovery at the rich Larkinville
when news was received of the discov-
slab of gold eeighing 78lb. (avoirdupois)
years, son of Mr. M. Larcombe, presi-
dent of the Coolgardie Prospectors' and
78lb. avoirdupois and multiplying it by
an ounce (including the exchange pre-
mium of 15s per oz.), giving a total
value of £5655 without taking into con-
sideration the gold bonus. The pre-
eyes on it, and congratulating Mr. Lar-
field. They had been there almost from
The Larkinville field so far has pro-
have been capped by the record find
yesterday. In this it somewhat resem-
no 'tucker' (fine gold), and dozens of
lucky by uncovering a slug. A fair
percentage of the 200 diggers have hard-
The gold is in red loam which bot-
but looking at the hornblende forma-
tion which crests the rise, it is impos-
come from the late Mr. Bobbie Clough's
the mother formation left, should be
A stone's throw away from the Lake-
little over 1lb. In the same year the
Burradong nugget was found near
Orange, weighing 2217oz. 16dwt. An-
of which 2284oz. were fine gold and 32oz.
reefs. A mass known as Kerr's Hun-
dredweight, discovered In 1851 at Har-
106lb. of gold. Probably the largest
known, but an offer of £13,000 was re-
This morning, under strong police es-
Coolgardie and two miles from the Cool
cookers, who opposed the finders' applica-
being worked, and at the extreme south
fully a foot. Years ago, when Coolgar-
die and Kalgoorlie were at their height,
gangs of Italian woodcutters felled tim-
woodcutters' carts passed about it count-
BOB CLOUGH'S ILL-LUCK
spoils. But before Clough was able
people planning to prospect at Larkin-
Water is obtainable free from a Go-
is sold on the field at threepence a kero-
sene tin.
Topics Australia's Gold. (Article), Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), Thursday 22 January 1931 page Article 2014-07-15 14:30 TVTITH increasing interest in prospect
' ing, and various movements afoot
to exploit our mineral wealth, we are ,
minine: on a. bier snalG- hnt t.hfi ernid
people believe that in the not-too-dis-,
will 'be largely solved by a rejuvenated ^
yet come out of our creeks and moun
tains is the opinion of most mining ex
perts. Some geologists have no hesita
diggers x-f the 'roaring days' left un
told . wealth behind them. However,
deposits which have already been lo
cated. There is a suggestion that in
stead of relief work, the unemployed .
gold mining,^ and the suggestion is -a
good one. tf they did not quit©
-1_ . IV f* I.I. *»_ I 1 ' . ____ *Tt A l..^»_
10 tne state, tor tne more goia Australia
the greater likelihood of fresh finds. ?
WITH increasing interest in prospect-
ing, and various movements afoot
to exploit our mineral wealth, we are
minimg on a big scale; but the gold
people believe that in the not-too-dis-
will be largely solved by a rejuvenated
yet come out of our creeks and moun-
tains is the opinion of most mining ex-
perts. Some geologists have no hesita-
diggers of the 'roaring days' left un-
told wealth behind them. However,
deposits which have already been lo-
cated. There is a suggestion that in-
stead of relief work, the unemployed
gold mining, and the suggestion is a
good one. If they did not quite

to the state, for the more gold Australia
the greater likelihood of fresh finds.
LOCAL AND GENERAL (Article), Albany Advertiser (WA : 1897 - 1950), Wednesday 21 January 1931 page Article 2014-07-15 14:17 Larkin villa Nugget.--The wave ot
excitement by the discovery of thi
"Golden Eagle'' Nugget at Larkin
ville may culminate in a reptition oj
the old time gold rushes, thougi
many people assert that such scene:
rush at the present time would be n<
/blessing to Western Australia, as i
would, almost inevitably result in «
concentration on the Goldfields o:
thousands o'f penniless men- On thc
other hand the depression is un
doubtedly responsible for renewei
activity in prospecting, many mei
; who have lost their employment hav
1 ing gone out to "give it a fly-" Then
1 is a strong possibility that thi
greater activity will result in th
discovery of many new and gooi
of the gold bonus it seems liker]
threshold of a great revival in min
ing, which should go far towards re
establishing the prosperity of thi
* af m
Larkinville Nugget.--The wave of
excitement by the discovery of the
"Golden Eagle'' Nugget at Larkin-
ville may culminate in a reptition of
the old time gold rushes, though
many people assert that such scene
rush at the present time would be no
blessing to Western Australia, as it
would, almost inevitably result in a
concentration on the Goldfields of
thousands o'f penniless men. On the
other hand the depression is un-
doubtedly responsible for renewed
activity in prospecting, many men
who have lost their employment hav-
ing gone out to "give it a fly." There
is a strong possibility that this
greater activity will result in the
discovery of many new and good
of the gold bonus it seems likely
threshold of a great revival in min-
ing, which should go far towards re-
establishing the prosperity of the
* * *
GOLD PROSPECTING. Unemployed Relief Scheme. MINISTER INTERVIEWED. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 14 December 1932 page Article 2014-07-15 14:03 scheme, which alms a. sending out prospecting
men Interested in the scheme were anxious
each of which should be under the leadeiship
ago had been equipped enthely by pilvate
finance Difficulty had been experienced In
entering the land which it had been Intended
to work as It was privately owned If the
ber of parties at work on suitable areas nrlvate
finance would be foithcomlng Interest In the
ment that It served no useful purpose, and
In the gutter
to be made moie comprehensive, so that if a
scheme, which aims at sending out prospecting
men interested in the scheme were anxious
each of which should be under the leadership
ago had been equipped entirely by private
finance Difficulty had been experienced in
entering the land which it had been intended
to work as it was privately owned If the
ber of parties at work on suitable areas private
finance would be forthcomlng Interest In the
ment that it served no useful purpose, and
in the gutter
to be made more comprehensive, so that if a
Glamor of the Quest for Wealth OLD PROSPECTING TRADITION WILL NEVER DIE Novelist on Gold Hunting in Australia MAN WHO PICKED UP DISCARDED FORTUNES (Article), The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), Thursday 28 December 1933 page Article 2014-07-14 23:00 he told me just before he left Perth re
Price 5s), regarded in all gold produc
ing parts of the world as the prospec
The book itself has an interesting his
the time the idea of writing it first oc
In 1931, Idriess, who had been free
a victim of the depression when a num
ber of papers closed down and econo
mies- were effected in others. He was
book? Why not write a book on pros
That same afternoon a friend intro
Angus - and Robertson, and immediately
the unwritten book was accepted- — sub-
with the result that the book was finish
Now every overseas mail brings ordeis
to be sent to almost every gold countiy
Bis easy, direct '..style, must strongly ap
peal to the initiated as well as the un
about to set out on a gold-seeking ven
ture. . ' ??? ?
For the alluvial miner all the equip
axe, pick, long and short handled sho
heart. : '
tragedy. And he should at first concen
Hand Sluicing and . . More Power ;
When hydraulic sluicing by gravita
is apt to picture huge masses of machin
chapters to dissipating this _ misappre
cheaply a ,plant can be rigged. Hy
speed mean . economy and, ultimately,
£100. Such a plant on a suitable loca
tion 'will wash away mountains,' and
he told me just before he left Perth re-
Price 5s), regarded in all gold produc-
ing parts of the world as the prospec-
The book itself has an interesting his-
the time the idea of writing it first oc-
In 1931, Idriess, who had been free-
a victim of the depression when a num-
ber of papers closed down and econo-
mies were effected in others. He was
book? Why not write a book on pros-
That same afternoon a friend intro-
Angus and Robertson, and immediately
the unwritten book was accepted — sub-
with the result that the book was finish-
Now every overseas mail brings orders
to be sent to almost every gold country
His easy, direct '..style, must strongly ap-
peal to the initiated as well as the un-
about to set out on a gold-seeking ven-
ture.
For the alluvial miner all the equip-
axe, pick, long and short handled sho-
heart.
tragedy. And he should at first concen-
Hand Sluicing and More Power ;
When hydraulic sluicing by gravita-
is apt to picture huge masses of machin-
chapters to dissipating this misappre-
cheaply a plant can be rigged. Hy
speed mean economy and, ultimately,
£100. Such a plant on a suitable loca-
tion will wash away mountains, and
"PROSPECTING FOR GOLD" (Article), Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Thursday 5 March 1931 page Article 2014-07-14 22:52 for Gold : from the Dish to the Hy
imprimatur of the Mines Department j
of N.S.W. "With the reopening of the I
must inevitably brighten .up. Tlxe
they will find what they need; l'rom
firm conviction that the .universal in
Australia. The. author has spent
twenty-two years in mining. Through
gained in alluvial gold and tin pros
In engineering circles, it . is esti
'•'free" ground. The most expensive
the "Giant'' nozzje costing £25. The
man who starts with "only a few shil
bringing Mm in a return of only £1
of ground, win ten timeB the value of
gold or' tin.
Though. insisting on the vast .super
iority- of methods worked by running
the most successful types of dry-blow
for Gold : from the Dish to the Hy-
imprimatur of the Mines Department
of N.S.W. "With the reopening of the
must inevitably brighten .up. The
they will find what they need; from
firm conviction that the .universal in-
Australia. The author has spent
twenty-two years in mining. Through-
gained in alluvial gold and tin pros-
In engineering circles, it . is esti-
"free" ground. The most expensive
the "Giant'' nozzle costing £25. The
man who starts with "only a few shil-
bringing him in a return of only £1
of ground, win ten times the value of
gold or tin.
Though. insisting on the vast .super-
iority of methods worked by running
the most successful types of dry-blow-
AUSTRALIANALITIES THE OLD GOLD FIELDS. TAMBAROORA. No. 1. (Article), Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954), Thursday 2 December 1937 page Article 2014-07-14 22:48 fail to appreciate tho significance of
the expression: "A banjo at a pot
fail to appreciate the significance of
the expression: "A banjo at a pot-

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    Looking at the various attempts to introduce coolies into Australia. I hope soon to annotate the rest of the entries more usefully. Note that "coolies" at first meant Indian workers only, but was later extended to include Chinese. The systems under which they were employed were similar to the contracts used with Kanakas, late in the 19th century. Note that the language and attitudes of the day were somewhat confronting (or worse!). The order is strictly chronological, so if you know a date, scroll down!

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    This began as a selection of the best journalism written by those unsung heroes, the Australian journalists who travelled the Owen Stanley Track, and against trenchant censorship from the Brass, told the tale. I have since added a few other useful backgrounders on the early history of the track. The order is chronological, the selector's bias shows in the way items referring to the "Kokoda Trail" have been ignored. Those items were mostly left out because they are more likely than not to be poisoned by McArthur's publicity machine, written by people who had been no closer than Melbourne. Those who actually went there called it a track.

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  37. M'Gregor's gold
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    A Wellington shepherd named Hugh M'Gregor, alias Macgregor or McGregor was widely credited with being the first to find gold. This is an attempt to pull all of the available information on him together: it will certainly assist anybody trying to track down this elusive character. With this aim in mind, I have also flagged the rare items which mention his forename, and attempt to follow his later life.

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  38. migration controls and regulations
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    Accounts having a bearing on the control of entry and exit from ports in Australia.

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  39. Murdoch and the media
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    A collection of comments made over the years about the Murdoch family and media monopolies.

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  40. passage times
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    This will be a slow-growing list of articles where reference is made to fast or slow passages to Britain, Europe or the USA (and more recently, within Australia). The items will be in chronological order.

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  41. Royal Commission on Gold Stealing
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    Stories relating to the W.A. Royal Commission which examined the prevalence of gold stealing in the eastern goldfields. It began with a 1906 report on gold theft by an English journalist called Scantlebury, and ended up leading to some changes, aimed at trapping the fences who bought stolen gold. The hero was 33-year-old Detective Sergeant Peter Kavanagh who got the evidence, but died in Sydney in 1908.

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  42. seashores
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    A collection of pieces relating to shore life and coastal and estuarine environments: beaches, rocks, rock pools, tides, waves and more. This list can be expected to grow continually during 2011 and 2012. There are two conscious purposes shaping my selections: my writerly aim is to find material relevant to a writing project that I have in mind, my pedagogical aim is to provide a collection of thought-provoking pieces for use in education at any level. That is to say, I hope that these choices may help learners to think—and to question their assumptions as I did, when I found the marine spiders!

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  43. steam power
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    Material relevant to some future social history of steam in Australia.

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  44. The Pfalz case
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    The incidents leading up to and following the firing of the first shots in the Great War. The S.s. Pfalz, tried to leave Port Phillip at the outbreak of war, and was turned back.

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  45. The road to Port Essington
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    Before Ludwig Leichhardt took off to find a route, others were talking about it. This pulls together some of those threads and reveals why people thought finding such a "road" would be a good idea. Personally, I suspect that some of them were thinking of a future railway, but did not dare stick their necks out that far.

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  46. Vignettes of the Great War
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    Snippets offering a sense of the way people faced the war, largely intended as a classroom resource in the tradition of the old Jackdaws. These are random, happened-upon gleanings, where most of my lists are rather more calculated and planned. This list will grow slowly.

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  47. Wicked Grocer
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    G. K. Chesterton, in 'A Song Against Grocers' wrote:
    God made the wicked Grocer
    For a mystery and a sign,
    That men might shun the awful shops
    And go to inns to dine...

    This list is about food adulteration.

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  48. Wildman's gold
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    A Dutch or German sailor called Wildman claimed in 1863 to have found gold in Camden Harbour (near the Glenelg River) seven years previously, and claiming to have sold the gold in Liverpool. He offered, for a remission, to lead the way there. The gold was never found, in part because he failed to cooperate, and then tried to steal the ship's two boats and make a run for it.

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  49. William Hay Caldwell
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    Articles relating to the visit to Australia of zoologist William Hay Caldwell who elucidated the reproductive modes of monotremes and marsupials and studied the lungfish, along with some notes on his little-known marriage to a Sydney heiress. There are many more articles tagged with Caldwell's name which may be accessed from any of these. There are also other tags that may help the dedicated scholar: the furore over marsupial reproduction can be identified by the tag "bad science". Just watch the tags, OK?

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  50. wireless telegraphy
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    Early days of radio: an occasional list that may not grow much.

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  51. Women in trousers
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    The very idea of women wearing trousers horrified many in the 1930s and 1940s. The war changed a lot of that, but even in the 1950s, there were strong reactions. This is an attempt to landmark some of the events in the slow climb to rationality. This will be a slow-growing collection.

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