Band of Hope Gold Mine
This mine was begun in 1858 by 120 men who blasted through 100 feet of basalt until they came upon an underground lake. Large pumps were required to drain out the water. No gold was found until they had pierced through the basalt.
In 1865 they found the gutter they were searching for and it became one of the richest gold mines in the world. In one day in 1868 a record yield worth 11,752 pounds was obtained from the No 2 mine.
In 1871 miners from the Band of Hope Gold Mine made up the first Redan Football Club.
- ↑ My Ballarat, July/August 2013.
- ↑ Journal of the Historical Society of Victoria, Vol 58, Nos 3 & 4 1987.
Spievogel, Nathan Spievogel Papers, Volume 2. Ballarat Historical Society, 1981.
Official Programme and History of Ballarat Centenary Celebrations, 1938
--C.K.Gervasoni 16:40, 12 March 2011 (EST)