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Not a Poor Man's Field - The New Guinea Goldfields

Event Information

  • 1 May 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

Join Michael Waterhouse as he discusses an important but little known period in Australia’s history – its colonial experience in New Guinea between the wars. Micheal will reveal how the New Guinea Goldfields were discovered and, against all odds, developed into the second largest gold-producing province in Australasia in the 1930s.

NB:There will also be a screening of unique film footage from the era later in the month.