Chinese miners on the Palmer

Kirkman, Noreen (1987) Chinese miners on the Palmer. Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 13 (2). pp. 49-62.

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The series of gold rushes to the Palmer River in remote northern Queensland from 1873 were significant for two reasons: firstly the alluvial ore was extensive; and secondly the gold attracted a large influx of Chinese from within Australia and overseas. This paper described the Chinese community who by 1877 made up 90 percent of the total population of 19,500. The reactions of European miners and the legislative measures imposed by the Queensland Government were also described.

Item ID: 24925
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 0085-5804
Keywords: Palmer River, Chinese, history
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