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Dec 18, 2018

Gold rush worth the wait for Kidston miners

Gold rush worth the wait for Kidston miners The discovery of gold at Kidston in 1907 was the start of a rich and varied history for the north Queensland mine.

In many ways Kidston has had an unusual history, according to James Cook University historian Jan Wegner. “Kidston was established surprisingly late,” Dr Wegner said. “The three gold-bearing hills later knownas Wise’s, Mack’s and North’s Knobs, a few kilometres from the Copperfield River, are part of the Etheridge goldfield which began in 1868. “Yet it…

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