Gold Diggers from South Australia

1852 to 1853

Maureen M Leadbeater
surname * given name


Gold diggers from South Australia who brought or sent their gold home from the Victorian goldfields including those who deposited gold at the SA Gold Assay Office in February 1852, the consignors and consignees associated with the first three mounted police escorts, and those who lost their receipts or failed to claim their gold by 29 October 1853. The gold was consigned to "self" unless otherwise stated. Records of the later gold escorts have not survived.

Read further information about gold in South Australia's early days.


State Records of South Australia, GRG 45/43 and GRG 5/30

Searchable database of SA police including gold escort troopers
South Australian history timeline