Gold & Water
A History of Sofala and the Turon Goldfield

By Matthew Higgins
Published by Robstar Pty Ltd, Bathurst, NSW, Australia
ISBN 1 875385 02 9
ISBN 1 875385 00 2 (pbk)

From the Introduction:
The Turon Goldfield, centred at Sofala, north of Bathurst, consisted of the greater part of the turon River valley. The second goldfield to be discovered in Australia, it was one of the major gold-mining areas of colonial New South Wales.


An interesting history of the goldfields. Includes many photographs and illustrations and quite a few references to residents of the goldfields.

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