The Experiences of a Forty-Niner During Thirty-Four Years' Residence in California and Australia

The Experiences of a Forty-Niner During Thirty-Four Years' Residence in California and Australia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...were on was all worked out, and it presented a very sorry prospect to us. But our party set about prospecting and met with some success. There were about forty miners there when we arrived, and were daily coming in, mostly from Sidney, but soon they began to come in from the lower or southern diggings. After stopping there about five weeks we made up our minds to return, or at least a part of us. We all bought horses and some of us started down to Wangaratta to get them shod; Loveland and three others remained to finish up and come on the next day. Having got the horses shod, we waited for them all day, but they not coming we started on, thinking they would overtake us; but they never came. After we left, they made a strike and got a claim agoing which happened to turn out pretty good, and they stopped, and there they remained until they all went home. We who had started went back to Bendigo, and there I remained all the summer and met with varied success. I had brought back the horse and cart which I originally bought for the party of the stranger on the Melbourne road, and each of the others had brought back a horse which they sold in Bendigo and doubled their money, but I held on to my horse and dray. Whenever there came a rush, some were up and off; others SICKNESS--WHITE HILL DIGGINGS. 249 remained behind and worked. At last we sold the horse and dray, and when there was no more riding around we were satisfied to stick to work and make something. I got sick, for the climate did not agree with me; besides, it was very sickly in Bendigo in the summer of 1852. The burial-ground of that town looked like a plowed field. If I got partly well I would have a relapse, and the boys for a time did not believe I would pull through. The White Hill, in or...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236497678
  • 9781236497673