Gold dating letter
A board of inquiry recommend ed a modified scheme-a shaft of 3000ft, 17ft.diameter at the most Government geologists who reported on the proposal were not enthusiastic, and it was allowed to lapse.Leaving Frith's they made the Lynd, which they crossed at about 25 miles, the intervening country being well watered.
The gold—which the prospectors on their arrrival deposited at the bank for general inspection—appears by its weight to be of much better quality than the alluvial gold of the Gilbert and Etheridge districts. A publican named John Trotter, landlord of the North Australian Hotel, was committed for trial, on the 28th April, for shooting with intent at a digger named Charles Byrnes.
Owing to the high banks, and the density of the scrub in places, a day was spent here before a practical cross- ing place could be discovered.
The next point made was Mount Mulgrave, a very high mountain 14 miles from the Mitchell ; and another 17 miles brought the party to the Palmer.
In 1872 John Deane and William Pocock, an old Townsville resident bought the wreck of the schooner 'Black Dog'. diameter shaft in Lissner Park to a depth of 4000ft.
The cargo was a crushing mill, which they erected on the Broughton, it being known as the 'Black Dog' battery. News of the finding of gold on Charters Towers saw John Deane peg out the site of the Defiance Mill in Church Street, and the Black Dog was removed there. In support of a request for £60,000 subsidy from the government of the day.
The lower camp is situated on the Burdekin and is,distant about 14 miles from the upper. Jardine's attention was directed, to the management of that gold-field, He found that arbitrary and unusual interpretations of the Gold-fields Relations abstracted the development of the field, and he immediately issued instructions to the Commissioners " with a view to allay the discontent, and render the practice uniform with that on the other gold-fields.'' These instructions, he believed, gave general satisfaction, and were formally approved of by a resolution passed by the Miners' Protection Association.