b'15Ex 61GOLDFIELDS 61 62A folio containing numerous documents,An antique tobacco jar, 59 letters and receipts associated withpainted cast iron, 19th century,GOLD AT YACKANDANDAH: c.1853, mining activities in and around the11cm high, 9cm wide, 9.5cm deepSmall pencil drawing titled GoldVictorian Goldfields, 1850s to 1890s.$100200 Commission Camp Yackandandah Mainly to do with the COLIBAN MINING 8 x 13cm. CO., but some of the companies noted include EUREKA MINING COMPANY, Alluvial gold was discovered in theCASTLEMAINE, MOUNT HOPE area in 1852. The miners and theQUARTZ MINING CO., EMU REEF commissioners were accommodatedCOMPANY, WINDLASS HILL GOLD in canvas tents for the first years. TheWASHING CO., THE CHEWTON official tents depicted in the sketch,SLUICING CO., THE THIRD WHITE fly the flag showing their status. HILL MINING CO., THE WATTLE $100200 GULLY GOLD WASHING CO., etc. (qty).$1,0002,000601857 GRANT BY PURCHASEOF LAND IN DUNOLLYJohn Carter of Melbourne purchases a town lot in Dunolly on 5th October 1857. The vellum document bears the seal of the Colony of Victoria and is signed by Sir Henry Barkly, 2nd Governor of Victoria. 34 x 45cm.One of the first accounts of the Dunolly Gold Rush was recorded in the Bendigo Advertiser on 3 July 1857 that estimated the population in the area 12,000. Confirmation of a rush followed in the paper on 10 July. The exact date that Dunolly was founded is unknown. The location of the township itself moved four times before the 1856 rush, further adding to the confusion of its early history. The modern town is the 5th location, and was founded in July 1856 with the previous resettlements driven by further discoveries of gold leads.$300500 59'