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The gold glittering in the white rock on the green creekbank at Clunes had long
attracted small bands of miners who believed their miner's right entitled them to
the gold on private land. Bland nervously watched the bullock teams hauling his
On 31 August 1858 the government ordered the Clunes Company to cease
working the alluvial leads until the bill legalizing mining on private property had
been passed. That bill took another twenty-six years to pass, and meanwhile the
correspondence on gold in 1851 and 1852, and the extensive papers on the
1857-8 Clunes Riots (57/ 3402-3 and 58/ 8286, 8908, 9063, 9155, and 9355).
Turning to regular government publications, the Victorian Hansard has some ...
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