Fanciful Fossicking

What do wild black panthers and pretty sapphires have in common? This pelican pick! In 1872, some local miners discovered tin in the Glen Innes Highlands area, on Ngoorabul country in rural NSW. Being on top of one of the world’s richest mineral belts, other resources including arsenic and precious stones like sapphires, emeralds and […]

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A Reminder of Home

Following the frenzied days of the gold rushes, which swept across various parts of New South Wales and Victoria between the 1850’s and the 1870’s, there was an influx of Chinese miners from these areas to Holbrook, then known as Germanton. A vast number of these men sought to find their fortune in the abandoned […]

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