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09 September 2020 08:59 am

LOST TREASURE

ON the northern foreshores of Sydney Harbor a swag of rich booty was once planted that has never been found. It was the proceeds of one of the most daring and valuable bank robberies in the history of the State. On September 15, 1826, the Sydney branch of the Bank of Australia was burgled. Thieves decamped with 2000 sovereigns, £750 in silver, £2030 in Spanish dollars, and £14,500 in bank notes. Exhaustive search was instituted and carried out by the police.
In the end they had to admit defeat; neither the thieves nor the rich haul were ever run to earth. There was foundation for a suspicion held at the time that this "swag" was expertly planted in the Mosman district, in hilly Harbor heights. To this day, as far as is known, it has never been unearthed.
— Bungaroo.

The World's News (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 1955
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/133939195?

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http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/240335

For more information on this yarn please go to,

https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/ro … nk_robbery

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#77

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Page 22 of the Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 8 August, 1914.

Description: Title: Copper Gouging, Cloncurry Way. See page 29. caption: A "Copper Gouger". Caption: On the brace. Caption: Picking ore and napping. Caption: At the forge - sharpening tools. Caption: Prospecting a new show. Caption: Working on the show. Caption: Water -An ever-recurring problem. Caption: Sunday in camp. J. Helms - phot

Picture Queensland ~ State Library of Queensland : digital image collection State Library of Queensland.

http://bishop.slq.qld.gov.au/


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#78

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12 September 2020 11:59 am

Sort of sums up our life in lockdown ..... just dreaming of getting out.


If you don't stand for something ..... You'll fall for anything !!
To be old and wise you must first be young and foolish.

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#79

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15 September 2020 08:40 pm

That is so true mate, I feel sorry for you Vic guys it has been hard . Jemba


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15 September 2020 08:51 pm

Gold mine at Hill End near Turon Valley

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Gold miner's hut opposite Petersen's (formerly Price's) battery, Hill End

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Gold sluice and tailings on the river, probably Home Rule

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View of gold mining operations, Nuggetty Gully looking north, Hill End

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Panning for gold in Moonan Brook - Moonan Brook, NSW (near Scone)

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Taken From

State Library of NSW
https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/


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15 September 2020 09:27 pm

Had a look thru the Holtermann Museum out at Gulgong over the weekend Jemba.
Well worth a look thru if you're out this way. Love the old pics thumbsup


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15 September 2020 09:49 pm

mbasko wrote:

Had a look thru the Holtermann Museum out at Gulgong over the weekend Jemba.
Well worth a look thru if you're out this way. Love the old pics thumbsup

Hopefully next time I'm up there it's open, was closed last time I was allowed to cross the border.

Excellent post Jemba thumbsup

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15 September 2020 10:17 pm

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing.
River looks a little sad in that 3rd photo ( ?? river at Home Rule).
Cheers T.


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16 September 2020 01:27 am

mbasko wrote:

Had a look thru the Holtermann Museum out at Gulgong over the weekend Jemba.
Well worth a look thru if you're out this way. Love the old pics thumbsup

Thanks for the feed back, I sure would love to check the museum out one day. thumbsup


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16 September 2020 01:29 am

Teemore wrote:

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing.
River looks a little sad in that 3rd photo ( ?? river at Home Rule).
Cheers T.

Yes indeed the old boy's sure did some work. thumbsup


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Gold miners and a mine head, Gulgong area or Hill End

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Gold miner and his hut next to his mine, Hill End

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Race and sluicing equipment at Boonoo Boonoo Gold Mine - Tenterfield, NSW

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Group of gold mines on Central Hawkins Hill, looking south, Hill End

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Peter McLeod's Union Hotel (immediately in front of a gold mine), Home Rule

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Taken From The State Library of NSW

https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/


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17 September 2020 09:37 am

Miner using a spring dolly, Copperfield River, Oaks Goldfield

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Miner using a combination cradle and sluice, Oaks Goldfield, Queensland

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Miner with equipment for alluvial gold mining, Copperfield River, Oaks Goldfield

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Mr. Johnson using a combination sluice and cradle, Copperfield River, Oaks Goldfield

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Mr. Winkleman, Mr. Coleman and three other miners using sluice-boxes and a cradle, Charley's Creek, Oaks Goldfield, Queensland

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Three miners demonstrate an unusual puddling machine, Charley's Creek

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Two miners sluicing for gold

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A miner poses for a photograph in front of a North Queensland timber and bark hut

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The Oaks Goldfield was completely surrounded by the Etheridge Goldfield and was only designated as a separate goldfield for administrative purposes. The Etheridge Shire was over 38,000 km2 and included the townships and goldfields of Cumberland, Georgetown, Charleston and Einasleigh. Due to the sporadic nature of the ore and the difficulties in mining it efficiently, goldfields in the Etheridge Shire were often designated "poor man's fields," even though well over 500,000 oz. of gold was reportedly mined there by the start of the First World War. James Cook University gratefully acknowledges Kenwyn Arthur Hall (grandson of the photographer) for his support of the NQHeritage Pilot Project.

Taken from the James Cook University

https://nqheritage.jcu.edu.au/


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#88

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17 September 2020 10:17 am

Thanks Jemba, if I wasn't so lazy I'd just go to the website but enjoy what you're posting.

Shows 2 things I suppose (apart from the harshness the old timers endured) .
Gold is stupid, how primitive is that equipment, how easy to catch the heavy stuff.
The primitive equipment is probably why we're now finding their leftovers.

Thanks, Tom.


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17 September 2020 10:47 am

Yep I was thinking the same in regards to their equipment. I also was thinking by posting such photos with the links, this gives members who so wish a short cut to the sites that have first class photos.
Jemba
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17 September 2020 10:47 am

hi all
Excellent information here...By any chance would anyone know where i could lay my hands on a copy of Bungonia to Braidwood by Barry Mcgowan...cant find one anywhere
All the best
Rob

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17 September 2020 12:41 pm

BUNGONIA TO BRAIDWOOD by Barry McGowan Historical & Archaeological account of the Shoalhaven & Mongarlowe Goldfields. 293 pages incl. maps & photographs. Pub. 1996 $38.50 plus p&h $7.00

Braidwood & district Historical Society Inc

Address: 186 Wallace Street,
PO Box 145, NSW 2622
Telephone: 02 48422310
Email braidwood@westnet.com.au


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MONGARLOWE & THE LITTLE RIVER GOLDFIELDS by Bruce Russell 86 pages with photographs. Published 1989 $8.80 plus p&h $4.00

THE BRAIDWOOD/ARALUEN GOLDFIELDS 3 pages. A concise history of the goldfields. $2.00 plus p&h $1.00

BRAIDWOOD GOLD FIELDS 1850-1860s Roslyn Maddrell. Published 1978, reprinted 1999. $16.50 + p & h $5.00

LOST MINES - REVISITED by Barry McGowan. Historic Mining of the Monaro, Southern Tablelands & South Western Slopes. 235 pages incl. maps & photographs
Reprint 1996 $33.00 plus p&h $7.00

THE GOLDEN SOUTH by Barry McGowan. A history of the Araluen, Bells Creek, Majors Creek and Jembaicumbene Goldfields. 176 pages including photographs, maps and drawings. Published 2000. $32.50 + p & h $7.00

HISTORIC PUBS OF SOUTH EAST NEW SOUTH WALES written and illustrated by Garry Bell. $25.00 plus p & h $6.50.

THE GOLD PAN by Paul Buckley $12.00 plus p & h $5.00.

Braidwood & district Historical Society Inc
Address: 186 Wallace Street,
PO Box 145, NSW 2622
Telephone: 02 48422310
Email braidwood@westnet.com.au

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#93

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18 September 2020 07:10 pm

Excellent..
thank you very much

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25 September 2020 11:09 am

BOOK
Gold fossicking in Australia / compiled by Harvey Neese ; adapted by Ivan A. Mumme.
I. A Mumme (Ivan A.)
Sydney : Angus & Robertson 1984

BOOK
Where to find Australian minerals / [by] Douglas M. Stone [and] Robert Butt.
Douglas M Stone
Dee Why West, N.S.W. : Periwinkle Books 1977

BOOK
A fossiker's guide to gemstones in Australia / Nance & Ross Perry.
Nance Perry
Kew, Vic. : Reed Books 1997

BOOK
Fool's gold : myths and legends of gold seeking in Australia / Barry McGowan.
Barry McGowan
Sydney : Lothian Books 2006

BOOK
The Bright district nugget book : including up-to-date list of locally found gold nuggets, prospective areas for gold in quartz specimens, prospecting hints, detailed goldfield maps / by R.J. Kaufman.
R. J Kaufman (Robert J.), 1953-.
Wandiligong, Vic. : LRGM 1992

BOOK
Gold fossicking in Australia / compiled by Harvey Neese adapted by Ivan A. Mumme and Belinda Henwood.
I. A Mumme (Ivan A.)
North Ryde, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson 1988

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