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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Map of Cornwall This image comes from the following book:

FAULL, Jim - "The Cornish in Australia", Australian Ethnic Heritage Series, A E Press, Melbourne, 1983, ISBN 0 86787 200 4, page 3.

Map of Redruth - Camborne Area

This image comes from the following book:

STANIER, Peter - "Cornwall's Mining Heritage", Twelveheads Press, Truro, 1988, ISBN 0 906294 14 2, page 35.

Williams Family Tree This image was created by the owner of this web site.

Dolcoath mine, Camborne, 1831

This image comes from the following book:

BUCKLEY, J A - "Cornish Mining - at Surface", Tor Mark Press, Penryn, 1990, ISBN 0 85025 325 X, page 5. The caption there is as follows:

"Dolcoath was among the greatest of all copper mines in the late eighteenth century. Although declining as a copper mine at the time of this engraving by T Allom (1831) it was to rise again as the greatest tin mine ever seen in Cornwall. In sheer size, depth, output and profits Dolcoath stood head and shoulders above all other Cornish tin producers. Note the bal-maids spalling and cobbing the copper ore, the kibbles or baskets of ore being landed, and the enormous thickness of the rope wound round the capstan in the foreground."

A Cornish mine of 1840

This image comes from the following book:

FAULL, Jim - "The Cornish in Australia", Australian Ethnic Heritage Series, A E Press, Melbourne, 1983, ISBN 0 86787 200 4, page 10. The caption there is as follows:

"This sketch first appeared in 1842, in Cyrus Redding's Illustrated Itinerary of Cornwall. It shows typical features of a Cornish mine in the 1840s. There is an engine house, and a horse whim (left) and a rope whim for hauling ore to the surface. In the foreground are women ('bal maidens') breaking up the ore with hammers."

Faull acknowledged the South Australian Archives for this image.

An advertisement for a lecture on emigration to South Australia

This image comes from the following book:

BARTON, D Bradford - "Essays in Cornish Mining History", Volume 1, D Bradford Barton Limited, Truro, 1968, page 134. The caption there is as follows:

"An emigration handbill of 1839 issued by Isaac Latimer of Truro. As the principal agent in Cornwall for the South Australian commissioners, Latimer was responsible for despatching the majority of the early Cornish emigrants to the new colony of South Australia. [Reproduced from an original displayed at the County Museum, Truro, by permission of the Royal Institution of Cornwall]."

A South Australian mine in the 1840s

This image comes from the following book:

FAULL, Jim - "The Cornish in Australia", Australian Ethnic Heritage Series, A E Press, Melbourne, 1983, ISBN 0 86787 200 4, page 34. The caption there is as follows:

"An 1840s illustration of the Kapunda mine. Notice the horse whim for hauling the ore to the surface, and the line of 'picky boys' sorting the ore."

Faull did not give a source for this image.

Off to the gold rushes

This image comes from the following book:

PEACH, Bill - "Gold", Australian Broadcasting Commission and The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd, 1983, ISBN 0 333 33921 5 and 0 642 97399 7, page35. The caption there is as follows:

"The New Rush, S T Gill".

For Gill see, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010410b.htm

Map of the Avoca gold field

This image comes from the following book:

FLETT, James - "The History of Gold Discovery in Victoria", The Poppet Head Press, Melbourne, 1979, ISBN 0 9597173 2 3, page 449. The caption there is as follows:

"Gold workings in the Pyrenees."

The original source is not cited.

Early gold diggings

This image comes from the following book:

PEACH, Bill - "Gold", Australian Broadcasting Commission and The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd, 1983, ISBN 0 333 33921 5 and 0 642 97399 7, page 39. The caption there is as follows:

"Early Goldfields, S T Gill".

For Gill see, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010410b.htm

More early diggings

This image comes from the following book:

PEACH, Bill - "Gold", Australian Broadcasting Commission and The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd, 1983, ISBN 0 333 33921 5 and 0 642 97399 7, page 51. The caption there is as follows:

"Early diggings".

The original source is not stated by Peach, but general acknowledgement for illustrations is given to the Mitchell Library, The Dixson Library, La Trobe Library, Holtermann Collection, the Melbourne University Gallery, the National Library of Australia and the Gulgong Museum.

Diggers on the Victorian gold fields 1850s This image comes from the following book:

FAULL, Jim - "The Cornish in Australia", Australian Ethnic Heritage Series, A E Press, Melbourne, 1983, ISBN 0 86787 200 4, page 51. The caption there is as follows:

"This well-known illustration of gold digger working along a stream was the work of J Skinner Prout (1806-1876) who was born in Plymouth and knew the Cornish countryside across the River Tamar very well. He came to Australia in the 1840s and made many sketches and paintings while roaming throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. He later returned to live in England."

Faull stated in the front matter that he had been unable to trace a copyright holder for three illustrations, including this one on page 51.

For Prout, see http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020308b.htm.

Selling miners' rights 1868

This image comes from the following book:

FLETT, James - "The History of Gold Discovery in Victoria", The Poppet Head Press, Melbourne, 1979, ISBN 0 9597173 2 3, page 246. The caption there is as follows:

"Selling Miner's Rights on the rush to Myer's Creek, Bendigo, 1868."

The original source is not cited.

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