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The Ashburton (W.A.) Goldfield.

'TThe Perth correspondent of the "Sydney Evening News " sends the fol-I-lowing respecting the recently reported < gold discovery in Western Australia :— " Intense excitement prevails in the city in consequence of a reported rich discovery of gold in the district of Ashburton. A telegram fron that field states that Messrs Wilson, Ford, and Pat Brosnaham claim to have obtained 1000 oz of gold 200 miles • from here and fifteen miles from the. river. - The informant handled the gold, but had no means of .testing its weight, though there is no doubt that the find is a big one. Mr Wilson, who is a practical man, says it is the richest he has ever seen. The find consists of nuggets and coarse gold. A party of 20 left Perth on Saturday, and. upwards- of 200 this morning. The discoverers report that'the find is 230 miles'by road from Onslow,. and that the road there is splendid, there being plenty of water and horsefeed. The field is 25 miles from Brosnahan's statiou, and 15 miles from the river. The gold-bearing country extends 50 miles by 20 miles. It is believed that the find is the richest the colony has yet seen. Several large nuggets have been unearthed, and a large quantity of loose gold. There is plenty .of water on the scene of the discovery^ and the Ashburton people are all leaving for the find.

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The Ashburton (W.A.) Goldfield., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2427, 12 May 1890

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The Ashburton (W.A.) Goldfield. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2427, 12 May 1890

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