To quote from the Preface: The "Resources of the 'Central Area'" has been written in the hope of assisting mining investors to a fuller understanding of the potentialities of the vast auriferous area known as the Bendigo Goldfield, of which the "Central Area" forms but a small part. The information presented was accumulated during my appointment as mining representative of the Bendigo "Independent." In this period of 9½ years, over 1500 inspections were made of the underground workings at all points of the field."
After an introduction to the "Resources of the Central Area" this volume deals with 43 mines - as follows:
Central Red, White and Bine
Collman and Tacchi's
Garden Gully United
Great Extended Hustlers
Hercules and Energetic
Johnson's Reef No. 1
Johnson's Reef (No. 2 Shaft)
Johnson's Reef (No. 3 Shaft)
Koch 's Pioneer
South Garden United
South New Moon
United Hustlers and Redan
Victory and Pandora
Includes large fold out plan of Leases in the Central Area.
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The whole 254 page book is searchable - useful not only for finding names, but also places, occupations and other information for family and local historians.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4 or later recommended). The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
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Summary by Archive CD Books Australia