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Geelong District: Geelong Advertiser - Gold shipments, 1851-1854

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Source of Index

GFHG and GDHA members - GFHG Documents B/NEW/10, B/NEW/11 and B/NEW/14

Original indexes compiled by Ev Madden and Margaret Frewin, Geelong Family History Group, in 1992 and 1993

Source and/or Location of Records
Explanation of Fields
  • NAME: Name of despatcher
  • DATE: Geelong Advertiser publication date
Completed Index? YES 
Number of entries Updated: 7th September 2009
  • 6,624 entries
About the Gold Dispatches and the Geelong Advertiser
  • Geelong Advertiser commenced 21 November 1840
  • 12 December 1851 - a list of names was published in the Geelong Advertiser - people petitioning for a public meeting with regard to the fixing of a license fee for gold digging
  • Geelong Advertiser gold lists appeared irregularly.  The people listed sent gold by escort from the goldfields (Ballarat, Creswick, Mt Alexander etc.) to Geelong.  Information contained in the newspaper includes the name of the consignee and the amount of gold or money being despatched.
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