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Australia's Gold Rush in pictures - Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW

Australia's Gold Rush in pictures - Images from the late 1800s depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period. ~ The Greatest Wonder of the World, Gulgong, NSW

Sam Hand's Boarding House Image: Sam Hand's Boarding House, in the settlement of Home Rule, near Gulgong, NSW, 1872 (Charles Bayliss, State Library of NSW

Sam Hand's Boarding House Image: Sam Hand's Boarding House, in the settlement of Home Rule, near Gulgong, NSW, 1872 (Charles Bayliss, State Library of NSW

The Australian Merino derives its name and basic appearance from the Spanish breed, it is a distinct breed in its own right, developed and adapted in Australia to the specific conditions of this country. Merino sheep were brought to Australia from the Cape Colony, England, Saxony (South East Germany), France, and America. The Australian Merino is not a single homogenous breed but a number of strains of sheep all of which, regardless of their origins, are uniquely Australian.

The Australian Merino derives its name and basic appearance from the Spanish breed, it is a distinct breed in its own right, developed and adapted in Australia to the specific conditions of this country. Merino sheep were brought to Australia from the Cape Colony, England, Saxony (South East Germany), France, and America. The Australian Merino is not a single homogenous breed but a number of strains of sheep all of which, regardless of their origins, are uniquely Australian.

James Leggatt’s butcher shop, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. -- Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

James Leggatt’s butcher shop, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. -- Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

National Library of Australia      nla.pic-vn4651552 A woman standing in doorway of hut with bark roof, Gulgong, New South Wales, ca. 1872 [picture]. 1872 or 1873. 1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : sepia toned ; 6.3 x 10.4 cm. Part of B.O. Holtermann archive of Merlin and Bayliss photographic prints of New South Wales and Victoria [picture]. between 1872 and 1888.

National Library of Australia nla.pic-vn4651552 A woman standing in doorway of hut with bark roof, Gulgong, New South Wales, ca. 1872 [picture]. 1872 or 1873. 1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : sepia toned ; 6.3 x 10.4 cm. Part of B.O. Holtermann archive of Merlin and Bayliss photographic prints of New South Wales and Victoria [picture]. between 1872 and 1888.

Louisa Lawson and her son, Gulgong Area c. 1870-75 State Library of New South Wales

Louisa Lawson and her son, Gulgong Area c. 1870-75 State Library of New South Wales

Women and girl in front of their bark cottage on the gold fields, probably near Gulgong, New South Wales. American and Australasian Photographic Company, c1870. State Library of NSW 4 Box 1 No 18117

Women and girl in front of their bark cottage on the gold fields, probably near Gulgong, New South Wales. American and Australasian Photographic Company, c1870. State Library of NSW 4 Box 1 No 18117

A visiting English novelist gets a first-hand experience of a mine shaft in Gulgong, NSW...

A visiting English novelist gets a first-hand experience of a mine shaft in Gulgong, NSW...

William T. Lewis Undertaker ,Gulgong in 1872.A♥W

William T. Lewis Undertaker ,Gulgong in 1872.A♥W