S.T. Gill: The Artist of the Goldfields

ARTIST OF THE GOLDFIELDS: SAMUEL THOMAS GILL The Gold Museum holds a large collection of artworks by Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880), better known to history as S.T. Gill, or ‘the Artist of the Goldfields.’ As there are few photographs from the 1850s and 60s still in existence, his vivid illustrations provide some of the best examples […]

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Miner’s Rights Collection

MINER’S RIGHTS COLLECTION Since gold was discovered in Victoria in 1851, the government has sought to manage the number of prospectors through a licensing system. The high rates of the first Gold Licenses led to protests from the miners, which eventually resulted in the events at the Eureka Stockade in December 1854. Following a Royal […]

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