Major controversies of the Australian Goldrush – Contenders, Pretenders and Prevaricators.

By Brian Hodge

$15.00 + $4.00 postage within Aus

Read our online ordering information to purchase confidently.




A row that never ended…

The early discoverers of gold in NSW resulted in much conflicting evidence being available to historians. Over the years these accounts have been reassessed and reinterpreted. This book reveals the issues in contention and the evidence available with creditable evidence and the final chapter develops the conclusions reached from this research

“Edward Hammond Hargraves… the prospector who double-crossed his trusting partners for greater personal gain.”

“The Revd. William Branwhite Clarke… In gaining a small fortune in undeserved gold gratuities, managed the truth in a most pragmatic manner.”

“Simpson Davison and Enoch Rudder… swam with the tide.”

“William Tipple Smith… unlucky … but not ill-judged…”

“Sir Roderick Impey Murchison… officially promoted… New South Wales as a potential goldfield.”

“William Tom and John Hardman Australia Lister, the 4 first discoverers of payable gold… their honest, aggrieved petitions for justice went virtually unheeded for four decades…”

 

$15.00 + $4.00 postage within Aus

Read our online ordering information to purchase confidently.