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Item: 95105
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 6 October
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Letter from 'The Rock'


 
Item: 95191
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 9 October
Place: Peel River
Source: MM
Details: Diggers doing well until snow and rain set in which drove many away. New Diggins on the Peel opposite the Company's ground proved rich in only a narrow strip of ground running from the river bank up the side of a hill. Company's ground contained a rich quartz ridge


 
Item: 95192
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 9 October
Place: Peel River
Source: MM
Details: On Sept. 30th a correspondent estimated that there were 500 diggers at Hanging Rock and that supplies were plentiful


 
Item: 95319
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 13 October
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Estimated to be 300 - 400 diggers at the Oakenville Creek gold diggings. Superabundance of water interrupting workings of best claims


 
Item: 95320
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 13 October
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: The Swamp diggings on Hanging Rock described as singularly situated in a hollowed gully or basin on the top of the Hanging Rock which received waters from the surrounding higher eminences. The water had left a deposit of rich black earth which dried up in summer but formed a swamp of several acres in winter. There was firm footing throughout intersected by narrow channels of running water flowing E and W


 
Item: 95465
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 20 October
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Rev. W.B. Clarke departed for Hanging Rock gold fields from Maitland, his travelling equipage - covered light waggon, prospecting tools preceding him by 2/3 days. Met by the escort at Murrurundi. To send a report to Govt., re the state of the northern gold fields as the report sent by Mr. Hargraves inadequate


 
Item: 95466
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 20 October
Place: Hanging rock
Source: MM
Details: Report from the gold field. Diggings orderly and quiet with the exception of occasional nocturnal brawls of a few inveterate drunkards. Major Innes, the Commissioner very popular among the diggers. Lord Bishop of Newcastle celebrated divine service n the verandah of Mr. Gibbon's Inn


 
Item: 95555
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 20 October
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Correspondence from 'Justicia' in Coolah regarding Mr. Buchanan being paid the reward money for first finding gold in the Bingera district.


 
Item: 95590
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 23 October
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Strong stream of diggers coming down the country from the Hanging Rock gold field because of continued heavy showers and wet days damping hopes of claim holders


 
Item: 95591
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 23 October
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Description of Oakenville Creek gold field. Hard work as water had to be bailed out and large boulders removed before getting to 'washing stuff'. Dr. Jenkins putting up a public house at the junction of Oakenville Creek and the Peel river. No drays able to pass but keep to the back of the ridges to the head of the creek where the stores and richest diggings were


 
Item: 96110
Surname: Gold discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 13 November
Place: Peel River
Source: MM
Details: E.W. Rudder employed as Superintendent of the A.A. co., gold field. Arrangments between the government and A.A. Co to work the bed of the Peel River jointly


 
Item: 96131
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 17 November
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Northern gold escort reached Maitland having left Tamworth previous Friday. Brought 647 ounces of gold from Hanging Rock and Peel River and 325 pounds in cash collected from licences


 
Item: 97145
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1853 29 January
Place: Peel River
Source: MM
Details: Public meeting to address Major Innes


 
Item: 99175
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1853 20 April
Place: Hanging rock
Source: MM
Details: Nugget found weighing 30 ounces. Purchased by Mr. Halinburg


 
Item: 99905
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1853 14 May
Place: Nuggetty Gully
Source: MM
Details: Strong bark building erected for use as a school. 30 children living in the neighbourhood of the school. Also used for church services, Rev. E. Williams held divine service for the first time. Police force stationed at 'The Rock' and a lock up erected


 
Item: 100035
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1853 21 May
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: New school opened. Teach Mr. Richards; Mr. Ashton's circus performing at the diggings. Rev. Dean Lynch held divine service at Mr. Haydon's store at the bottom of Oakenville Creek


 
Item: 137962
Surname: Gold Discovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1854 4 October
Place: Hanging rock, Peel River
Source: MM
Details: Vegetable gardens are springing up in many places at the diggings


 
Item: 94131
Surname: Gold Disovery Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1852 1 September
Place: Hanging Rock
Source: MM
Details: Rain, sleet and snow falling at the Hanging Rock gold diggings


 
Item: 44362
Surname: Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1848 19 August
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: 15,360 acres. Nathan Burrowes Claim to leases of Crown land beyond the settled districts


 
Item: 166546
Surname: Hanging Rock
First Name: -
Ship: -
Date: 1858
Place: Hanging Rock gold diggings
Source: Certificates for Publican's Licenses (Ancestry)
Details: Fritz Anderson granted publican's License under the sign of 'Our House' at Hanging Rock



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