Saturday, September 17, 2011


I found it interesting that the area within today's ACT and surrounding localities experienced its own gold rush of sorts in the 1890's. Gold had also been found near Hall in 1896 and at Ginninderra in 1898.

In the preceding few years gold was discovered at Yass, Cooma, Bungendore and Braidwood all within a 100 km radius of Canberra.

Ginninderra residents of today whilst landscaping might like to take up the rewarding hobby of  gold prospecting.

Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904), Wednesday 18 May 1898

Gold near Yass...

Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904), Saturday 26 January 1895

Gold near Cooma...

Queanbeyan Age - Saturday 4 June 1892

Gold near Bungendore...

Queanbeyan Age - Wednesday 23 January 1895

And gold near Braidwood...

Queanbeyan Age - Wednesday 24 February 1892


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