This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat & Bendigo, and eventually in all states and territories of Australia.
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