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Excelsior Gold Mine
Title : Excelsior Gold Mine Excelsior Gold Mine
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Source : B 18367
Date of creation : ca. 1880
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 140 x 90 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Excelsior Gold Mine, White Range.

The White Range settlement area is near the Arltunga Goldfield in the Northern Territory. Arltunga once held 3,000 people and is believed to be Central Australia's first town. It was a mining town from the first discovery of gold in 1887 until 1913, almost 30 years. Conditions were harsh. To even reach the goldfields, prospectors had to travel 600 kilometres from the Oodnadatta railhead. Arltunga and the town of Alice Springs were connected to the Overland Telegraph Line. The town of Arltunga has been partially restored, preserving significant elements of its gold-mining history.

Coverage year : 1880
Period : 1852-1883
Place : White Range
Region : Northern Territory
Further reading :

Farfor, S., Finlay, H., Andrew, A. Northern Territory & Central Australia [Footscray, Vic.] : Lonely Planet, 2006-

Flett, J. A pictorial history of the Victorian goldfields [Adelaide] : Rigby, [1977]

Gold escort re-enactment  Adelaide : S.A. Police, Commonwealth Bank, 1986

Hocking, G. Gold: a pictorial history of the Australian gold rush, Rowville, Vic: Five Mile Press, 2006, c2000

Stone, D. I. Life on the Australian goldfields Carlton, Vic. ; [Sydney] : Methuen of Australia, [1976]

Internet links :

Arltunga Historical Reserve, Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife

The Australian gold rush : stories from Australia's culture and recreation portal

Gold! : Victorian Cultural Collaboration

Gold, gold, gold (Children's Literature Research Collection, State Library of South Australia)

SA Memory, A rich tapestry : South Australian communities Effect of Victorian gold rush on South Australia

SA Memory, Timeline Race to the gold diggings of Australia



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