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Item:83770
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 4 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Townspeople of Maitland offering reward for any person who find a remunerative gold field in any locality benefitting Maitland
Item:83852
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 7 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Estimated that nearly 20 drays and carts and about a hundred men passed over the long Bridge at Maitland en route for the Ophir diggings. Mostly townsmen from Maitland and Morpeth and a few small settlers from the neighbourhood
Item:83853
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 7 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Three of the Maitland police left for the diggings. Salaries of the police raised 1s to 3s 3d. Per day
Item:83854
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 7 June
Place:Scone
Source:MM
Details:Townspeople of Scone leaving for the gold fields some properly equipped others on horse back. No credit given in the town. Provisions expensive and scanty
Item:83860
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 7 June
Place:Newcastle
Source:MM
Details:Four miners absconding from A.A. Company in Newcastle apprehended near Singleton and returned to Newcastle
Item:83863
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 7 June
Place:-
Source:MM
Details:William Nicholson's correspondence advising against departing for the gold fields
Item:83900
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 11 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Robert Ballard just returned to Maitland from the Ophir gold diggings giving his account
Item:83983
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 14 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Road from Maitland alive with drays and men on their way to the Ophir gold diggins
Item:83984
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 14 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Heavy rain around Singleton Scone and Murrurundi made the roads so heavy that drays were stuck fast in twos and threes
Item:83987
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 14 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:A party consisting entirely of California diggers reported to be searching for gold in the districts nearby Maitland
Item:83988
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 14 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Seven or eight carts and drays with six men on each passed over the Long Bridge in the previous week on the way to the Ophir diggings.
Item:84013
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 18 June
Place:-
Source:MM
Details:Mr. Fenwick and a party of 12 men leave for the gold diggings
Item:84050
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 21 June
Place:-
Source:MM
Details:Steven Gunter well known in Maitland as running a shell boat on the river. Sent letter to MM of his experiences on the gold field at Ophir
Item:84062
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 21 June
Place:Maitland
Source:MM
Details:Some of the diggers from the Ophir fields beginning to return to Maitland
Item:84063
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 21 June
Place:Scone
Source:MM
Details:Winter weather in Scone. Town deserted as many have left for the diggings
Item:84108
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 25 June
Place:-
Source:MM
Details:The Route to the Diggings
Item:84418
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 16 July
Place:Stroud
Source:MM
Details:Australian Agricultural Company raised the shepherds pay and allowed them double ration of grocery however many still leaving for the gold diggins
Item:84582
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 23 July
Place:-
Source:MM
Details:By regulatoins of 23 May 1851, the fee of thirty shillings payable monthly in advance for every license
Item:84973
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 13 August
Place:-
Source:MM
Details:Gold reported to have been found at Wyong Creek about 14 miles from the township of Wollombi. 60 or 70 people digging for gold
Item:85020
Surname:Gold Discovery
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Date:1851 16 August
Place:Found gold in the vicinity of Barraba and Oakey Creek
Source:MM
Details:Two claims made for the reward for finding gold in a vicinity advantageous to Maitland - T.S. Hall and Henry A. Duncomb

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