Gold Discoveries in Australia

Timeline created by Kristian.Hronopoulos
In History
  • New South Wales

    Edward Hargraves made the first gold discovery in 1851 with his assistant John Lyster in Bathurst.
  • NSW - Summer Hills

    Hargraves and Lyster travelled 7 miles down from Bathurst and went to Summer hills as there was more gold discoveries.
  • Victoria - Ballarat

    In august 1851 Thomas Hiscock found gold in Buninyong which is south of Ballarat. In 1852 gold had been found in Ballarat, Victoria's population went up by 20,000 more miners. In 1864 Ballarat had 300 mines and 64,000 miners.
  • Tasmania - Fingal

    The first discovery in Tasmania was in 1859 on the East Coast in Fingal.
  • Queensland - Mount Morgan

    In 1860, there was a gold discovery at Mount Morgan which is near Rockhampton. During this time, Mount Morgan was one of the richest mines in the world.
  • South Australia - Teetulpa

    In 1866 in South Australia, Teetulpa, gold was discovered by Thomas Brady and Thomas Smith. The conditions were hard as it was hot and dusty.
  • Queensland - Gympie

    In 1867, John Nash discovered gold in Gympie. After the recent discovery, 25,000 miners relocated back to Gympie in hope of finding gold.
  • Northern Territory - Pine Creek

    In 1871, construction workers building an overland telegraphy in Darwin, found gold by accident.
  • Queensland - Palmer River

    In 1877, at Palmer River there was a gold discovery after all the hard work in the hot and humid conditions. Miners were bit by insects and snakes.
  • Western Australia - Coolgardie

    In 1892, Arthur Bayley and Williams Flat found gold near a waterhole near Coolgardie. Gold is still being mined in Western Australia.
  • Western Australia - Kalgoorlie

    In 1893, Addy Hannon, Dan Shea and Tom Flanagan 40km east of Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie.
  • North Territory - Tennant Creek

    In 1895, at Tennant Creek the gold was originally found in 1895, but mining didn't really begin until 1932.
  • Tasmania - Beconsfield

    In 1905, there was a gold discovered in Beconsfield. The gold was worth 77,2671 pounds.