Western Australian Year Book

Western Australian Year Book

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...had the good fortune to find any more; however, the discovery drew attention to this district and led to a party being organized and fitted out by the Settlers' Association, with assistance from the Government. to thoroughly prospect the district to the Eastward of Newcastle and Northam. This party was placed under the leadership of Mr. Colreavy, who worked over all the country between Newcastle and the Yilgarn Hills, a distance of some 200 miles, and although not at first crowned with success, yet he thought so highly of the country further East that immediately afterwards he set out to prospect it on his own account. While this latter party was still on the field a great sensation was caused by the sudden return from Yilgarn of Mr. Anstey, with some surprisingly rich specimens of gold, in quartz. It appeared that Mr. Anstey had gone in the same direction shortly after Mr. Colreavy, with the intention of making an extensive prospecting and exploring tour, when to the surprise of every one he suddenly returned, having, with a single horse, accomplished the tremendous journey in a very short time, in order to bring in the glad news. The excitement in consequence of this find was for some time very great. It was soon found, however, that the discovery was not as valuable as had been at first supposed, and to everyone's great disappointment further prospecting showed that, although the surface indications were surprisingly rich, the gold at a very slight depth pinched out. Fortunately, just at this time, Mr. Colreavy, who was prospecting Golden Valley, ten miles further South, struck a small reef, which carried gold throughout the stone. This caused another rush, and several small goldbearing reefs were found. Prospecting was continued still...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606094
  • 9781236606099