John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, 1872. -  Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

John Osborne, painter and signwriter, Gulgong, NSW, - Australia's Gold Rush in pictures Images from the late depict the heady excitement of Australia's Gold Rush period.

View of Gulgong Gold Fields from Church Hill, 1872. -  Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

View of Gulgong Gold Fields from Church Hill, - Photo Credit: Beaufoy Merlin / Charles Bayliss

Mother and boy outside weatherboard house with bark roof, Gulgong

Mother and boy outside weatherboard house with bark roof, Gulgong

The Souters were reported the first chemists in Gulgong. They also appear to have had established the branch in Home Rule which is shown here. The goldfields' chemist shops were also used as consulting rooms by visiting doctors.

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Catholic Church, Gulgong 1872 Grandma Blanch was widowed at 40. She had 14 kids and made ends meet by doing washing and other similar jobs for the nuns. She lived into her nineties and never remarried. Those were the days we can never imagine. Life was a battle everyday!

Catholic Church, Gulgong 1872 Grandma Blanch was widowed at 40. She had 14 kids and made ends meet by doing washing and other similar jobs for the nuns. She lived into her nineties and never remarried. Those were the days we can never imagine. Life was a battle everyday!

A small claim on the Gulgong field on which work has just been commenced; Photo by Beaufoy Merlin c1872

A small claim on the Gulgong field NSW,on which work has just been commenced; Photo by Beaufoy Merlin v

Australian Joint Stock Bank, Gulgong 1872

Australian Joint Stock Bank, Gulgong 1872

Prince of Wales Hotel, Home Rule 1872

Holtermann collection : Prince of Wales Hotel, Home Rule 1872 : NSW Government Shop


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