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  1. #1
    au
    Sep 2004
    Eaglehawk
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    "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    Gold rush started in Eaglehawk in 1854,the first person to find gold was a sailor who ,like many other jumped ship at Port Philip 200 miles south and then traveled by foot to the gold fields.By 1855 there were over 65 ships lay in port without crews.Thus the name has stuck ever since "Sailors Gully Road".Gold is still mined in this area and has not stopped for a 152 years.

    yesterday i went to the open area near the old court house ,which has not been used since 1966.Due to the dry conditions the grass has all died and the top soil here has turned to powdery dust.This makes for easy digging and really easy to cover up holes. .This open area was once a tent city of merchants and importers who lined the access road to diggings a short distance away from the gold feilds.Lots of junk like fencing wire and bottle tops[crown caps].Got a little clad and a token 'ROBERT HYDE @ CO" 1861

          Thanks for looking  t.p 
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  2. #2

    Dec 2006
    Falkirk Scotland
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    Very nice m8, love the token.

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    Wow - nice!

    HH

  4. #4
    au
    Sep 2004
    Eaglehawk
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    pic
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  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    Very nice token and pictures TP! HH, Mike

  6. #6
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    Mechelle

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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    nice find Tincan...oops Tinpan... Very Good job with the pics...Are you practicing these days?
    So many tangles in life are so ultimately hopeless that there is no appropriate sword,other than laughter.......

  7. #7
    au
    Jan 2006
    Canberra
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    You never fail to amaze me with your finds - always fascinating bits of Australian history. Obviously having a great holiday
    Ad astra per alia porci

  8. #8
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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    Very Cool...Love your pics!
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  9. #9
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    Mechelle

    May 2006
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    Hoppy New Year Tinpan!
    So many tangles in life are so ultimately hopeless that there is no appropriate sword,other than laughter.......

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
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    Re: "SAILOR'S GULLY ROAD COURT HOUSE AND LOCK UP"

    Neat token, neat story,, Congrats!!!
    Good luck, & Happy hunting~

 

 

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