Hill End 150


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Date(s) - 20/08/2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Seniors Centre, 176 Russell St

Hill End 150 – talk by Lorraine Purcell


Hill End 150

1872 was the heyday of gold mining in Hill End.  Following the discovery of rich gold reefs on Hawkins Hill the town became the centre of feverish activity as the population swelled to 8,000.  The Holtermann Specimen, the largest single mass of gold ever found, was discovered in the Star of Hope Mine on 19 October 1872.  Lorraine Purcell, Convenor of the Hill End and Tambaroora Gathering Group, presents the story of this exciting period of Hill End’s story and also outlines the celebrations to be held on Saturday 22 October.




Note: now 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Seniors Centre and by Zoom