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Gulgong mining 1872



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Much of the land around the richest veins on the Gulgong field was Crown land, meaning a miner had only to pay 10s for a miner's right to own any gold from his claim. A rush was inevitable. In 1872, Gulgong sent 134,500 oz. [4.2 tonnes] gold to the Mint, while Tambaroora and Hill End sent only 75,000 oz [2.3 tonnes]. As the Sydney Morning Herald, 31 March 1873, commented:

It is a peculiarity of this field, that as soon as one 'shallow rush', where the gold can be picked out like potatoes subsides at a depth of from 30 to 50 feet, another is discovered ...

Our Giclee prints are made to order from high resolution digital scans on archival cotton rag papers using pigment inks. They are printed with a white border allowing you to mount and frame as desired. A Library disclaimer is also printed along the bottom edge of the print.

Prints may take up to 21 days to produce and will be sent to you rolled in a sturdy tube.

Sample prints are available to inspect at the Library Shop.

Digital ID A2822380

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