Herberton - Mt Garnet Deserted Towns Volume 4

$44.00

ISBN 978-0-9757750-4-2

This hard cover book has maps, photos (colour and archival), and plans of batterys, smelters, mines and towns at Boonmoo, Carrington, Coolgarra, Denford, Eacham, Gurrumbah, Kaban, Montalbion, Munderra, Newellton, Nymbool, Ord, Orient Camp, Stannary Hills, Sunnymount, Towalla, Watsonville, and twenty one unsurveyed camps. 85 pages

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This hard cover book has maps, photos (colour and archival), and plans of batterys, smelters, mines and towns at Boonmoo, Carrington, Coolgarra, Denford, Eacham, Gurrumbah, Kaban, Montalbion, Munderra, Newellton, Nymbool, Ord, Orient Camp, Stannary Hills, Sunnymount, Towalla, Watsonville, and twenty one unsurveyed camps.

Rocky Bluffs was the terminus for the spur line from Stannary Hills where the battery for the Stannary Hills area was situated on Walsh River. The battery operated from 1903 to 1925. Built on a bluff, the town had the reputation that no wheeled vehicle, cart, wagon, or buggy, ever got into it or the main street, Rufasell Street.

A hotel and C. Bennett's store existed. The town was lit by electricity from the battery. A postal receiving office existed from 1903 to 1907. In 1905 there were 100 people here. The battery with a 20 head unit with jig, Wifley tables, buddles, a Huntingdon mill, roasting furnace, and Luhrig vanners, commenced operations in February 1903.

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At Ord on California Creek the polling papers for the 1883 election arrived on the same day as a wagon with the rum supplies. A saturnalia ensued and times were lively.

By the time it came to voting, every miner voted four or five times. On the whole they managed to be remarkably unanimous in sticking to the same candidate.

At the same election on the Woolgar gold field similarly less than fifty miners managed to vote over one hundred times. The Presiding Officer in this case went to jail.