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Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1858. Folio, single leaf, printed on blue paper; disbound. Petition highlighting the miseries and privations of the miners at the new township of Mount Ararat in Victoria, and asking that every miner be allowed to occupy and cultivate an acre of Crown Land. Ararat was.....
London: HMSO, 1888.
A rift with the Colonial officeFoolscap, x, 88 pp., in original printed blue wrappers, pencilled marginalia and one page of manuscript notes at rear; preserved in box. Immigration remained a sore point of contention between the Colonial office and respective governments of the Australian colonies, and.....
Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1861. Foolscap, 4pp. Reproduces telegraphic correspondence between the Gold Commissioner Cloete at Burrangong and various police officers regarding the warrant for the arrest of Mr. James Torpy and three others charged with initiating violence against the Chinese on the Burrangong goldfields.
Adelaide: Government printer, 14 September 1880.
Alluvial goldfields of the tropical NorthFoolscap folio, 6pp., fine. Correspondence collected by the Government Resident Edward Price regarding goldfields claims, a reward of some £500 being offered by the government of South Australia for viable discoveries. Two such are here examined, the conditions.....
Adelaide: Government printer, 1903.
Gold strikes in the wildernessFoolscap folio, 8pp, folding map; staple bound, original tinted titling wrappers. Scarce: 'I left Adelaide on March 3rd, and proceeded via Alice Springs to Winnecke's gold locality, where I arrived on March 25th. I inspected the various gold discoveries there, and.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, October 1852 - January, 1853. Tall quarto, four reports bound together, all fine copies (two reports have neat punctures to inner margin from previous stab-sewn binding); in handsome half deep brown calf with gilt morocco label by Sangorski. Handsome bound volume, comprising the following four.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government printer, 1860. Tall quarto, single leaf. Gladman writes "I beg to inform you that I have discovered a payable gold field in the vicinity of Mount Baw Baw, and I believe there exists a very extensive payable, if not a very rich tract of country in.....
Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 2 December, 1856. Single foolscap sheet. Regulations divided into six parts: camps in designated locations, power of the state to relocate Chinese settlements on the goldfields, appointment of Headmen, water use restrictions, aid to be afforded sick and invalid miners, and the settlement of disputes.....
Melbourne: Government printer, 1859.
Riverine damage during the goldrushFoolscap folio, 80pp., folding chromolithographic map of Bendigo and other diagrams; string tied, final leaf rubbed, otherwise fine. Water mismanagement in the chaos of the goldrush: 'throughout the gold fields the injurious consequences of the choking up of the natural drainage.....