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On This Day In Australia: In 1851, the Victorian gold rush began near Ballarat

On 2 August 1851, gold was first discovered near Ballarat, Victoria, leading to the Victorian gold rush. The discovery of gold in the 1850s and 60s was the most significant event in the evolution of the state of Victoria. Fuelled by extravagant stories of wealth gained at the 1849 Californian gold rush, gold fever hit … Continue reading

December 22, 1845 – Land for the first gold mine in Australia is purchased

The first recorded gold discovery in Australia was in 1823 by James McBrien who discovered flecks of alluvial gold in the Fish River of New South Wales. Further traces of gold were discovered in areas of the Blue Mountains in the ensuing decades. Early discoveries of gold were kept secret as it was feared that … Continue reading

December 12, 1882 – Australia’s worst gold mining disaster, to date, occurs in Creswick, Victoria

Creswick is a small town located in the heart of the central goldfields in Victoria, Australia. The town, which currently has a population of just over 3 000, was born after squatters Charles, John and Henry Creswick ran sheep in the area which became known as Creswick’s Creek in 1842. The discovery of gold in … Continue reading

June 8 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines

China invites Afghanistan to join Shanghai bloc as observer Posted by China Daily Mail ⋅ June 8, 2012 ⋅ 1 Comment The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) – a bloc comprising China, Russia and four Central Asia countries – accepted Afghanistan as an observer yesterday as it ended two days of talks in Beijing. Member states also … Continue reading

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