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  • 1. Edward Hargraves Life By: Yilmaz
  • 2. Edwards Birth
    • Edward was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England in October 7 1916.
    • He was the son of Lieutenant John Edward Hargraves and his wife Elizabeth.
  • 3. Gold discovery
    • On February 12 th 1851, Edward discovers gold near Bathurst at Summer Hills Creek.
    • He called the goldfield Ophir.
  • 4. Rewards
    • After Edward discovered gold he was appointed Commissioner of Crown Land, he also was given £10000 from the NSW government and £5000 from the Victorian government although funds froze because of protests from James Tom but Edward still got £2381.
  • 5. After Gold Discovery
    • After he discovered gold Edward Travelled back to England where he meet the Queen.
    • When he returned to Australia the NSW government granted him a pension.
    • He also wrote a book that got published in 1855.
  • 6. Death
    • Before his death, a second enquiry found that Edward Hargraves was not the first person to find gold in Australia, in fact it was John Lister and James Tom who discovered gold first.
    • Edward was 75 when he died in 1891.
  • 7. The Websites from which I got info and pictures from.
    • www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
    • australia.stumpe.org
    • en.wikipedia.org
    • gutenberg.net.au
    • www.adb.online.anu.edu.au
    • www.sbs.com.au
  • 8. "One and all, however, derided me, and treated my views and opinions [as those] of a madman," he wrote. But he went forth regardless.