Majorca

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Origin of the name

It is not known when Majorca was named or by who but it is thought to be named after Majorca Isle off the coast of Spain. [1]

History

The mining began in Majorca about 1856 and continued up until the depression when the Gibratar mine was being operated by the Nicholas family[2]

Majorca was the last and important gold rush around the Maryborough district, gold was discovered on 20th March 1863 east of McCallums Creek and south East of the Gibraltar diggings and by the 24th March, by the 24th March the rush was on. The township was surveyed well away from the rush and pine and sheet buildings were erected. By the 28th April, there had been 24 places built on Talbot Street and 12 in Majorca and High streets. [3]

There were a number of hotels were established, O'Farrell's, Phil Jones' Prince of Wales, the Albert, Knight's Two Brewers, Sault's Daisy Hill and Pearce's Golden Branch. In May 1863, the Police Station was set up near Camp Street with P.C. de Crespigny of Talbot in charge. [4]

Governance

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Notes

  1. History of Majorca.
  2. History of Majorca
  3. Flett, J. Maryborough, Victoria: A Goldfields History. Melbourne: Hawthorne Press, 1975.
  4. Flett, J. Maryborough, Victoria: A Goldfields History. Melbourne: Hawthorne Press, 1975.


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--Beth Kicinski 12:39, 13 November 2016 (AEDT)

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