18th November 2019


Why did the gold rush end in Australia?

The first gold rush in Australia began in May 1851 after prospector Edward Hargraves claimed to have discovered payable gold near Orange, at a site he called Ophir. Hargraves had been to the Californian goldfields and had learned new gold prospecting techniques such as panning and cradling.

Consequently, when did the gold rush start and end?


When was the end of the Australian gold rush?

April 1851: Castlemaine district and Clunes, Victoria. In January 1851, before Hargraves' find of gold in February 1851 at Ophir near Orange in New South Wales which started the first Australian gold rush, George Hermann Bruhn had left Melbourne to explore the mineral resources of the countryside of Victoria.

When was the gold rush in Bendigo?

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