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Hargraves was aged thirty-four, an Englishman by birth and an Orangeman by
politics, and had lived nearly half his life in Australia. He had been a sailor,
station overseer, farmer, publican, shipping agent, cattle owner, succeeding at
none of ...
There seems no reason to believe Hargraves' story that he had visited the Lewis
Ponds Creek in search of lost bullocks in the 1830s, that he had noted when he
reached California that its gold regions had similar rocks, and had therefore ...
Hargraves meantime had gone over the mountains to Sydney to ask the
government for a reward. He knew that gold mining was a lottery and that even if
he found a rich field he himself might dig little gold. He knew too that all gold
belonged to ...
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