Paperback book; 176 pages.
Front cover: red background; illustration of miners in white; author's and illustrator's names and title.
1848-50. The Discovery of Gold in the Port Phillip District.
How a shepherd found Victoria’s first gold but failed to produce a goldrush.
The Discovery of Gold in Victoria.
How a publican, a squatter, some more shepherds, a doctor, and an ex mailman, found the gold that produced the Victorian goldrush.
The Discovery of Gold at Ballarat.
How the Ballarat gold field was discovered by Thomas Hiscock at Buninyong,
and by old John Dunlop and young James Regan at Poverty Point,
and by Old Tom Brown of Connor’s Party at Golden Point.
The Genesis of Ballarat.
How the diggers arrived, mined, lived, and governed themselves at Ballarat.
The Exodus from Ballarat.
Why the diggers left Ballarat when they had found less than 1% of Ballarat’s gold.
The Monster Nuggets.
Why Sarah Sands from Ballarat was introduced to Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle.
Settling Down on Ballarat.
How and why some diggers settled permanently at Ballarat as miners.
Mining in the year of Eureka.
How the miners tackled the problems of shepherding and
the mining consequences of the Eureka Stockade.
The Gravel Pits.
How the miners of Ballarat Flat learnt to work ‘in the water.’
Towards the Tableland.
What the miners did when they hit a ‘wall of rock.’
Relevance to the history of Ballarat, gold mining, Sovereign Hill and the Eureka Stockade.