Imperial Company (Red Streak)
From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
The Imperial Company was a gold mining company at Red Streak, Victoria, <1864>
The manager reported problems with flooding in July 1864:
A meeting of the Imperial Company, Red Streak, Creswick, was held on Thursday evening, at the American Hotel. The mining manager reported that since last meeting he had proceeded with No. 1 drive, but finding the water very troublesome, had deemed it advisable to suspend operations there for the present. A drive had then been opened towards the Junction Company, and driven 78 feet. He recommended its being continued till the reef was a sufficient height over head to put up a monkey shaft. The puddling machine and two cages had been finished and were in working order. The legal manager was instructed to take legal proceedings for the recovery of all calls in arrear. The fifth call was made payable after the usual notice, and accounts amounting to £132 15s 6d were passed for payment.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1864 'The Star.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 July, p. 2. , viewed 20 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66346657