Monthly Archives: August 2012

Brisbane City/ Gold Mines Part 2


News of a gold discovery reached Brisbane in June 1902. The discovery happened in Coopers Plains, about 12km south of Brisbane. The Government Geologist made a brief inspection of the area. The gold occurring in a conglomerate of sandstone and ironstone, which … Continue reading

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Roof Top Tent


It does not get much easier than this…. Just park and set up, ready to go anywhere, anytime. Thanks to Ken and his wife for letting me photograph the vehicle, and showing me the nuggets he’d found. Safe trip back … Continue reading

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Ships Of The Desert In Queensland


On the 2nd of August, early in the morning after sunrise, I passed a group of camels, with boxes and packs. A mature man walking in front, leading three camels, his wife riding the last in line. They were accompanied … Continue reading

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Chinaman Creek Gold Mine.


This weekend saw a group from Queensland prospecting club go to Kenilworth, gold panning. We all met up outside the caravan park at Cambroon.  Chosen because of the ease of access to our destination. A short drive over dirt roads, put … Continue reading

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Sluicing Gold


Last weekend I met up with Paul, a fellow gold fossicker. I’d arranged to show him a spot on the creek I’d been working. We met at the caravan park, and headed off to the creek. After showing Paul where … Continue reading

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Variety Club Bash 2012- Breakfast time


Friday morning, 4.30 am.  It is very cold. Bacon and egg rolls, for 400, coming up. In all it took about two hours, and the sun finally came up. With everyone fed who was going to be fed, time to photograph some … Continue reading

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Variety Bash 2012


Thursday, August 02, saw the start of the 2012 Variety Bash. Groups of people arrived through out the day. Setting up stages, lights, and preparing food. All of which was taken fore granted by the members of the Variety Bash. … Continue reading

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