Gold Diggers from South Australia

1852 to 1853

Searchable database of gold diggers from South Australia who brought or sent their gold home from the Victorian goldfields. It includes those who deposited gold at the SA Gold Assay Office in February 1852, the consignors and consignees associated with the first three mounted police escorts, and those who lost their receipts or failed to claim their gold by 29 October 1853. The gold was consigned to "self" unless otherwise stated. Records of the later gold escorts have not survived.

Read further information about gold in South Australia's early days.

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Gold digger sources

State Records of South Australia, GRG 45/43 and GRG 5/30

Searchable database of SA police including gold escort troopers
South Australian history timeline
SA local history resource directory
SA family history resource directory
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