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Bendigo General History - Department of Planning and Community ...

Bendigo General History - Department of Planning and Community ...

Bendigo General History - Department of Planning and Community

Bendigo General History 1851: The original discovery at Bendigo has one strange feature, in that notwithstanding all the reward committees between 1853 and 1866, no one lodged a claim for this discovery, and when eventually, in 1890, the matter was dealt with by the Select Committee, no less than thirteen people claimed to have been the first to get gold on the field. 1 Sept 1851: Giving evidence before the Select Committee of 1890 ...William Johnson (shepherd)... claimed to have found gold in the vicinity of what was later Golden Gully on or about 21 September 1851 and have found it in the vicinity of the Bendigo Valley when employed as an assessment-server in the area in the 1840s* (* A reliable witness, Walter Sandbach considered Johnson to be the first to discover gold on Bendigo. Sitting almost forty years after the event and faced with a bewildering array of contradictory evidence from some twelve claimants, the Committee was unable to decide who first found gold there but was of the opinion it was not Henry Frencham, although he was the first to report its discovery) 2 Sept/Oct 1851: The Bendigo Diggings grew out of the Mount Alexander Diggings and were at first, regarded as an extension of that richest of all surface fields 3 Sept/Oct 1851: Fredrick Fenton and Stewart Gibson ... (squatters) ...in their slab homestead on Bullock Creek viewed events with increasing satisfaction. Each morning their drays went lumbering south piled high with carcasses to feed the hungry throng on the other side of the mountain. One day they rode down to Mt Alexander to see the diggings. They tried their hand at dishing and noticed how closely the yellow clay and white quartz gravel resembled that of Bendigo Creek on the northern fringe of their range. Soon after, either in late September or early October, they rode over the range to the Bendigo Valley and there, so Fredrick Fenton claimed later, began tapping the outcropping quartz in what became known as Golden Gully and found gold. However, shearing was in the offing; already they had despatched their overseer, ‘Happy Jack’ Kennedy to recruit shearers from among the less successful diggers at Buninyong. So they said nothing about their find. 4 Oct 1851: It is difficult to accept that gold was not found on Bendigo Creek prior to the official discovery in late October 1851. The spot on Bendigo Creek where gold was alleged to have been first discovered that October was ... a great sandstone bar known as the ‘slate bar’ and later, as ‘The Rocks’, dammed back the water. It was a spot probably much frequented by both shepherd and hutkeeper - to dip water, to wash their clothes, to sit in the sun and while away the hours. ... Yet in all the years the shepherds were in the valley none had noticed gold there 5 Oct 1851: The scene and to pick up a few hints on dishing for gold. When he enquired of Gibson if he might do a little searching for gold on his own account as there was no coopering to be done, the affable Stewart Gibson readily agreed. The women returned and a dray was got ready ... Reaching Chris Asquith’s hut by the ‘slate bar’ on Bendigo Creek, they wasted no time ... On the first big sandstone bar they sat down with their nail can and spare stockings and rolling up their sleeves, set to work. They were quickly rewarded 6 Oct 1851: A day or two later ... the women glanced up from their dishing to see a party of red-shirted diggers approaching. Margaret Kennedy thrust the stockings of gold into the water beside her and sought to disguise their activities. But the small, alert man with curling moustaches noted Mrs Kennedy’s milk-dish and nailcan. Henry Frencham was a prospector himself; also, he was a journalist, trained to observe ... Henry Frencham and his companions, Robert Atkinson and a fellow reporter, James Ogilvie Ross, had been prospecting in the Bendigo Valley for some days. They had first found gold in the vicinity of the White Hills and were working their way up the creek, getting gold here and there along the way. 1 Flett, 1979, p204 2 Cusack, 1973, p27 3 Cusack, 1973, p24 4 Cusack, 1973, p25 5 Cusack, 1973, p23 6 Cusack, 1973, p26

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