"Gold In Australia" article in 1851 Edinburgh newspaper. Gold, Australia.
"Gold In Australia" article in 1851 Edinburgh newspaper.
"Gold In Australia" article in 1851 Edinburgh newspaper.

"Gold In Australia" article in 1851 Edinburgh newspaper.

Edinburgh: The Edinburgh Evening Courant, 1851. With an article on the back page, column 3, entitled "Gold In Australia", measuring 13 column inches, which states "The discovery of the fact by Mr. Hargraves that the country, from the Mountain Ranges to an indefinite extent in the interior, is an immense gold field" which has ignited "a universal rush to the diggings". The article goes on to describe the rapid rise in the cost of provisions; a description of miners returning to town with gold nuggets; the government geologist's visit to the site; and the need to appoint a "Commissioner over the gold regions... in which [Mr. Hargraves] being the discoverer... points him out as the most suitable and worthy person for the appointment." An article picked up by the Edinburgh Courant, from the Sydney Morning Herald of May 20, which took it from The Bathurst Free Press of May 17th. Small chips at top edges, a little browned. Single issue of four page newspaper, disbound, measuring 19" X 25", Saturday, September 6, 1851, Number 22,168,with red newspaper tax stamp at upper right hand corner, and black Edinburgh Evening Courant stamp. Item #13408

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