Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
In the News
- At Ballarat the different leads are all doing well; the new one, or red-streak lead, is proving important; there is no gutter on this line. At a depth varying from 80 to 130 feet, they came upon a broad, undulating bottom, likened to crab-hole ground. The gold is got in the hollows-in some places it is as many as ten holes wide. This place was wrought the first season of gold finding, but the first ten feet were only wrought; in fact, they never bottomed. The effect of this increased activity in mining matters at Ballarat is observable in the decided improvement in general business, a very good season is anticipated.
- The Red Streak and the Bakery Hill or Williamson's lines were discovered at the beginning of the summer, and had just reached the low grounds behind the Charlie Napier Hotel, and in front of the township when this winter had set in.
Wickham, Dorothy, Shot in the Dark: Being the Petition for the Compensation Case of Benden S. Hassell, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1998.
- Wickham, Dorothy, Shot in the Dark: Being the Petition for the Compensation Case of Benden S. Hassell, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1998.
- Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer, 12 February 1855.
- Ballarat Star, 22 September 1855.
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