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Golden Point, VIC

After gold was discovered near Ballarat in August 1851, other finds were made at Golden Point to the north-west. By mid October it was estimated that there were some 2,000 tents near Golden Point, with 10,000 men at work. For a short time some fantastic daily yields were achieved, but the shallow deposits on the hillside could not withstand the furious rate of extraction. By year’s end the field was nearly deserted.

Anna Davine

Geelong Advertiser, 30 August 1851. Details
'War among the pigtails', Ballarat Star, 17 February 1858. Details
Mining Surveyors’ monthly reports, Castlemaine Mining district, Castlemaine and Fryer's Creek Divisions, November 1859. Details
Bannear, David, Heritage Victoria, Historic gold mining information, Department of Sustainability and Environment. Details