The Palmer River Goldfield

Kirkman, Noreen (1980) The Palmer River Goldfield. In: Kennedy, K.H., (ed.) Readings in North Queensland Mining History. James Cook University, Townsville, pp. 113-144.

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Alluvial gold discovered on the Palmer River sparked off a tremendous population movement from 1873 to an area which initially had no existing infrastructure. Unprecedented as this was, it was further complicated by the arrival of Chinese, who by 1877 made up 90 percent of the total population of 19,500. This paper is a brief history of the Palmer Gold Field.

Item ID: 24926
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 0909714835
Keywords: Palmer River, History
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