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Item: 87826
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 4 February
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: From Maitland diggers would turn off at Aberdeen and Scone would be the nearest township.Could not go further by dray but could by pack horses. They could travel up the upper waters of the Hunter till they reached an accessible pass to cross the range to the head waters of the Barnett.


 
Item: 87827
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 4 February
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: From Maitland to Hanging Rock estimated to be 150 miles


 
Item: 87878
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 7 February
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Already 40 men at the diggings


 
Item: 87962
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 11 February
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Correspondence from Nathan Burrows re the state of the diggings


 
Item: 88282
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 14 February
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Road to the diggings


 
Item: 88439
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 21 February
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: 150 - 200 diggers prospecting with tin dishes. More Cradles being made at Murrurundi and other towns. Distance from Maitland by good dray road 150 miles


 
Item: 88465
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 25 February
Place: Hanging Rock near Tamworth
Source: MM
Details: Account of the diggings. Alternate route via Paterson


 
Item: 88581
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 28 February
Place: Muswellbrook
Source: MM
Details: People (including 7 Californians) passing through Muswellbrook dailey on their way to the diggings


 
Item: 88663
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 3 March
Place: near Tamworth
Source: MM
Details: New gold field found by 'Californian' gold prospectors Renwick and Laurie who had arrived at Hanging Rock via Raymond Terrace, Stroud, through the A.A. Companys estate to the Mountain Station and then to Nathan Burrows property which was 6 miles from Hanging Rock


 
Item: 88759
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 6 March
Place: Hanging Rock near Tamworth
Source: MM
Details: Account of the exact location of the gold discovery


 
Item: 88923
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 13 March
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Robert Wisdom giving his account of the diggings. 150 diggers at work. Rain stopped. Creek beds soon to be dry


 
Item: 88926
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 13 March
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Nuggets of gold found by Californian diggers, Germans and 'Jamaica blacks' (Robert Wisdom's account of the diggings)


 
Item: 88974
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 17 March
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Many diggers leaving the Hanging Rock diggings and heading to the Peel river diggings above Dr. Jenkins station 27 miles from Tamworth


 
Item: 89055
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 24 March
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Purchasers of gold


 
Item: 89131
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 31 March
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Correspondence re the gold field not producing very much


 
Item: 89904
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 22 May
Place: Peel River
Source: MM
Details: Large number of people at the diggings


 
Item: 89928
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 26 May
Place: Peel River
Source: MM
Details: Major Innes appointed assistant commissioner at the Peel diggings in consequence of the increasing number of diggers


 
Item: 89939
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 26 May
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Correspondence re Hanging Rock diggings. 400 miners at the diggings


 
Item: 90581
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 2 June
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Visited by S.A. Donaldson who proclaimed the diggings to be a success. About 300 diggers some with wives and familys.


 
Item: 90582
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 2 June
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Solid waterworn nugget of six ounces found at Hanging Rock.



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