Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company

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There appear to be several companies called "Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company" or "Black Hill Flat Company". For now, companies first mentioned prior to 1859 have been gathered here.


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Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company 1

1856

September 20 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company. I HEREBY give notice, that I have instructed Mr. Ogier to apply to the Local Court, Ballarat, on, Thursday, the 24th instant, in order that three acres of the Black Hill Flat maybe granted to the above company for the purpose of being worked by machinery and steam power. I am requested by the members of the Local Court to state that if any persons wish to object to the application they will appear at the Local Court on Thursday next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon. E. ROBILLARD, Manager Ballarat, 19th Sept., 1856.[1]

September 25 The shallow sinking rush we spoke of in a former summary as being just below the Imperial Hotel, has extended into the flat, where a good many people are sinking, despite the wetness of the ground. The ground pays pretty well in some places, but the old cry of "plenty o' duffers" is frequent enough. Farther on, near the Balaguy Hotel, forty or fifty men are working hard to beat the water out of divers large paddocks which are being cleared out, in order to admit of the bottom being taken out. The depth is from ten to fourteen feet with three or four feet of gravelly wash dirt. This is the ground, for a lease of which Mr Robillard applies to day (Thursday) at the Local Court, and against which application the men above referred to have petitioned. Mr Robillard says the ground cannot be worked without machinery; but these petitioners say they can manage without. They moreover say that to join Robillard's company each man would have to pay £10 for his share; while now, for a few shillings each, they can bottom and work their claims.
We believe that few, if any, persons were on the ground when Robillard gave notice of application; and as the water is heavy, and the ground can unquestionably be more thoroughly worked by a cooperative association with machinery, we very much doubt if it would not be better for the opponents of the lease themselves to join hands with the applicants and arrange together about the shares in the best way they could.[2]

December 4 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company. THE Manager and Trustees of the above named Company will be in attendance on Thursday and Friday, the 4th and 5th of December at Mr Ogier's, barrister, Main-road, opposite the Camp, to issue shares. It is requested that all those who have given in their names as intended shareholders should take up their shares on those days, or they will be otherwise disposed of as the Company must be made up by Saturday, the 6th instant, when the first meeting will be held at the Ballaguy Hotel, on the Black Hill Flat, at four o'clock p.m.[3]

1857

February 6 BLACK HILL FLAT COMPANY.—This company had their first dividend on Saturday last. We understand that the amount was not very encouraging, and that some of the shareholders have sold out in disgust. This might have been calculated upon with persons of small means, who, in working for some nine weeks, were pretty well "cleaned out," and when the shadow only of a dividend was forthcoming, found themselves nowhere. On the other hand, every one acquainted with the expenses of the first ope rations know they must necessarily be heavy, and the first dividend therefore, of necessity, rather slender. We hope the next division will show that the enterprise is likely to pay the parties who have embarked therein. [4]

April 10 The Black Hill Flat Company's ground is entirely abandoned, excepting here and there a straggler is still plodding his way among the often turned-up ground there.[5]

Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company 2

December 23 Salmon and party of seventeen for four acres of old ground on the Black Hill Flat, to be worked by machinery, the same as the White Flat Company's grant. This pretty little grand extension request caused the court to stick awhile, and finally the applicants were told they would have the grant provided they produced a satisfactory prospectus of management before the court this day (Wednesday).[6]

1858

June 11 Black Hill Flat Company is a new company going to work after the fashion of the White Flat Company; a promising area of from 12 to 14 feet ground being secured for operation in the lower portion of the Flat opposite the Hill. This company is composed of 100 £25 shares, all of which are nearly taken up.[7]

June 17 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Co. SHAREHOLDERS in the above company are requested to meet at the North Grant Hotel, on Thursday, 17th inst., at 8 p.m.[8]

June 19 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company. WANTED for the above Company, a General Manager who must also be a competent engineer. Sealed applications accompanied by testimonials will be received by the Committee at the North Grant Hotel, up to 6 o'clock, p.m., on Saturday, the 19th inst. Applicants are requested to be in attendance at 8 o'clock, p. m. GEORGE PERRY, Sec.[9]

June 29 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company. TENDERS are invited for the removal of an engine and boiler, with gearing from White Horse Lead,and re-erection of the same on the Black Hill Flat. Specifications may be seen on Wednesday, before one o'clock p.m., and tenders received up to six o'clock p.m. same day, at George Hotel, Lydiard Street. GEO. PERRY, Secretary.[10]

July 1 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company. TENDERS are invited for the erection of an engine house, store, &c., for the above company. Plans and specifications may be seen, and tenders will be received up to Friday, 2nd July, at George Hotel. GEO. PERRY, Secretary.[11]

July 6 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company. TENDERS are invited for making a cylindrical Puddling Machine, similar to that in use by the Old Gravel Pits Company. Plans and specifications may be seen and tenders will be received at George Hotel up to Wednesday, 7th inst., at six o'clock p.m. GEO. PERRY, Sec.[12]

July 17 A notice by George Perry (secretary) and W.T. Makins (chairman) of the Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company appears in the Star objecting to a new bylaw regarding water rights.[13]

July 23 FIREWOOD.- Tenders are invited for supplying the Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company with one? hundred tons of Firewood, at the rate of eight tons per week; four feet lengths. Tenders to be addressed (up to Monday) to the undersigned, George Hotel. GEO. PERRY, Sec[14]

September 15 In a discussion of an apparently unrelated matter, there is a reference to "Robilliard's Black Hill Flat Company"[15]

November 27 BLACK HILL FLAT GOLD MINING COMPANY - The Bi-monthly meeting of Shareholders will be held at the North Grant Hotel, on Monday, 29th inst, at 8 o'clock, p.m. George Perry, Secretary.[16]

November 29 BLACK HILL FLAT GOLD MINING COMPANY - The Bi-monthly meeting of Shareholders will be beld at the North Grant Hotel, on Monday, 29th inst, at 8 o'clock, p.m. George Perry, Secretary.[17]

November 30 BLACK HILL FLAT GOLD MINING COMPANY. - At a meeting of the Shareholders in the above Company, held at the North Grant Hotel, on Monday, 29th November, 1658, it was unanimously resolved -" That a call of £5 per share on all shares in this Company be, and is hereby made, payable to the Secretary on or before Saturday, 4th December, 1858. GEORGE PERRY, Secretary, George Hotel.[18]

1859

January 26 The Black Hill Flat Mining Company have closed operations, and a meeting of shareholders is to be held this week for discussion of ways and means. We understand the ground has not proved remunerative.[19]

February 5 Black Hill Flat Gold Mining Company. TENDERS are invited for purchasing the whole of the Plant of the above Company, consisting of One ten-horse power Horizontal Engine, with Cornish boiler, 12 x 5 feet 6 ins., by Dow of Melbourne. Cylindrical puddling machine. 8 large iron trucks, tram-road, bellows, grindstone, &c., now on the ground. Sealed tenders will be received at the North Grant Hotel, on or before Wednesday, 9th instant, at seven o'clock p.m.[20]

February 8 NOTICE OF PARTNERSHIP. - A certificate to be registered pursuant to an Act of the Lieutenant-Governor and Council of the colony of Victoria, made and passed in the seventeenth year of the reign of her pre sent Majesty Queen Victoria, No. 5, intituled, "An Act to Legalize Partnerships with Limited Liability." - We, the undersigned, hereby certify that we intend io form a partnersbip with limited liability under the said Act, to be conducted under the style and firm of "Edward Agar Wynne and others, Black Hill Company," in which partnership Edward Agar Wynne, of Lyons Street, in Ballarat, in the colony of Victoria, is to be the general partner under the said Act, and Richard Birkett Gibbs, Spencer Wilson, and William Bailey, all of the Main Road, Ballarat East, in the said colony, William Collard Smith, of Sturt street, in Ballarat aforesaid, and Samuel Mountfort Gibbs, of Elizabeth Street, in the city of Melbourne, in the said colony, are to be the special partners under the said Act, and that the amount of capital which each special partner contributes is five hundred pounds; and that the amount contributed by the said general partner Edward Agar Wynne is five hundred pounds; and that the general nature of the business to be transacted by the said partnership is that of quartz crushing, quartz mining, and gold extracting; and that the principal place at which the said business is to be transacted, is at the Black Hill near Ballarat aforesaid; and that the said partnership is to commence from the first day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine; and to terminate on the first day of February, which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.
EDWARD AGAR WYNNE.
RICHARD BIRKETT GIBBS.
SPENCER WILSON.
WILLIAM BAILEY.
WILLIAM COLLARD SMITH.
SAMUEL M. GIBBS.
I, James Baker, of Ballarat, in the Colony of Victoria, a Justice of the Peace, certify that the above-named Edward Agar Wynne, Richard Birkett Gibbs, Spencer Wilson, Wil liam Bailey, William Collard Smith, and Samuel Mountfort Gibbs, have respectively acknowledged the above-written certificate before me this seventh (7th) day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine. JAMES BAKER, J. Witness - L. G. HARDY, Solicitor, Ballarat.[21]

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References

  1. Advertising. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. 1855-1864), 20 Sep 1856, p.3[1]
  2. Mining. The Star (Ballarat, Vic. 1855-1864), 25 Sep 1856, p.2[2]
  3. Advertising. (1856, December 4). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. 1855-1864), p. 3.[3]
  4. Local Intelligence. (1857, February 6). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. [4]
  5. Mining. (1857, April 10). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. 1855-1864), p. 2.[5](accessed 20/8/2014)
  6. LOCAL COURT. (1857, December 23). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. 1855 - 1864), p. 2. [6](accessed 18/10/2014)
  7. Mining. (1858, June 11). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. [7]
  8. Advertising (1858, June 17). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved April 10, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66048697
  9. Advertising. (1858, June 19). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2014.[8]
  10. Advertising. (1858, June 29). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2014.[9]
  11. Advertising. (1858, July 1). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2014.[10]
  12. Advertising. (1858, July 6). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2014.[11]
  13. Advertising. (1858, July 17). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2014.[12]
  14. Advertising. (1858, July 23). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved November 15, 2014.[13]
  15. COURT OF MINES. (1858, September 15). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. [14]
  16. Advertising. (1858, November 27). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. [15]
  17. Advertising. (1858, November 29). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 4. [16]
  18. Advertising. (1858, November 30). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. [17]
  19. Mining. (1859, January 26). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. [18]
  20. Advertising. (1859, February 5). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved February 7, 2015 [19]
  21. Advertising. (1859, February 8). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved February 7, 2015 {http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66333855]


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