Two Miners Searching For Gold, Make A Record-Breaking Find

Life changing find

This is a tale of gold and fate. Back in 1869, two men who were miners at the time decided to try their luck in the Australian gold rush. Gold mining is a risky business and it evolved into a huge things once people started to find gold in regions of Australia, that would otherwise have been considered barren. Today, for example, it would be the equivalent to winning the lottery. The amount of money that one can end up with if they found a respectably sized nugget of gold is more than they bargained for, in the best possible way. In 1869, when these two men decided to try their luck, they never thought in a million years that they would not only make a substantial find but a record-breaking one as well. The story of how the men discovered their truly stunning find, and what happened to them thereafter, is a look into history in all of its glory.

Life changing find

In February of 1869, there was an amazing find, that from that day, has sent waves through history and is still very relevant today. It was then that two men decided to try their luck in the gold fields in Victoria, Australia.

Life changing find

This was the very time in history that Australian was indeed in a “gold rush.” The land was wild and untouched, which meant there were prizes to be had.

Gold rush

As soon as word got out that there was gold to be found in Australia, people started flocking to the region in the hopes of literally “striking gold.” The first gold find occurred in February of 1851 in New South Wales. The following finds were in Victoria, prompting people to rush to that area as well.

Gold rush

It did not take long for the funds from the found gold to make their way to the country’s treasury, providing a much-needed boost to the region and with more people flooding to the country, the gold business was booming.

Tons

At the height of the gold rush, approximately two tons of the yellow treasure was found and brought to the Melbourne Treasury every single week. It was also thanks to the gold that during that time the British were able to repay their outstanding debts and grow the empire that much farther. With the gold business being what it was, the population of the area of New South Wales grew exponentially and quickly.

Tons

Over 500,000 people found their way in, growing towns by up to 3,000 percent. With so many people coming in, the gold was sure to run out and the people left as quickly as they came.