Australian frontier wars

George Rehder

Australian frontier wars New South Wales Mounted Police engaging Indigenous Australians during the Waterloo Creek Massacre of 1838 Date 1788–1934 Location Australia Result British victory Dispossession of land of the indigenous clans Belligerents British Army Native Police NSW Mounted Police Border Police British colonists Regular police forces Indigenous Australians Casualties […]

Gold discoveries in Australia, Timeline

George Rehder

Gold! History of discovery The first gold rush in Australia began in May 1851 after prospector Edward Hargraves claimed to have discovered payable gold near Orange, at a site he called Ophir. Hargraves had been to the Californian goldfields and had learned new gold prospecting techniques such as panning and […]

Australian Mining History

George Rehder

Mining in Australia probably started with the arrival of Aborigines some 40,000 years ago when they fossicked for stones suitable for tools and weapons, and dug for ochre which they used for decorative use. “Modern” Australian mining followed the arrival of European settlers on the eastern seaboard in 1788, with […]

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