MORE OF VICTORIA

Gold Seeking: Victoria and California in the 1850s

By David Goodman

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talbot,_Victoria

DEATH OF PETER MARK READY. RELOCATION OF SARAH ANN BENSON READY AND FAMILY.

 

CLUNES GOLDFIELD

http://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/pages/pdfs/Clunes.pdf

 

The Things that Unite:

Inquests into Chinese Deaths on the Bendigo Goldfields 1854-651

Valerie Lovejoy

 http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/provenance/no6/ThingsThatUnitePrint.asp

 

TALBOT

Talbot is situated between Clunes and Maryborough and is considered to be the southern gateway to the Central Victorian goldfields.  It is a town worth exploring, less than two hours from Melbourne and 40 minutes from Ballarat.

Gold was first found in 1854 and a settlement began to emerge on the diggings which was then known as Back Creek.  After the ‘Scandinavian’ rush of 1859 the present township  began.  Following a visit by the governor of Victoria in 1861 the name of the settlement was changed in honour of an English peer named Talbot.

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