Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company

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1858

July 16 EXTENSION OF CLAIMS... Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company for six acres about the Black Hill. Postponed, as the notice time had not expired.[1]

July 21 APPLICATIONS FOR EXTENSION UNDER CLAUSE 80. The Board room, and all its avenues of approach, were crowded by deputations of one sort and another, to the-muddling of the business of the Board, and destruction of the night chosen by the Board for its work. Waterloo Sluicing Company, Black Hill, objected to by Norton and party. Proctor and party, Nankervill and party, Knox and party, as interfering with their rights. Sur veyor to send report on the application. [2]

July 28 MINING BOARD. APPLICATIONS. Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company—The Chairman read report from Mr Surveyor Fitzpatrick with plan showing the land sought for, and lying about Mopoke and Pinch Gut Gullies, Black Hill, and recommending the grant under certain restrictions, to protect the interests of other parties who had protested against the grant. Mr Glover, a deputy from the applicants, was present with large plan of the ground, and after some discussion the Board decided to recommend certain portions of the grant subject to existing rights. The Board then resolved that all plans on which the Board made recommendation should be deposited with the Board as records of the Board. [3]

September 1 Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company, Black Hill, for 160 tons of split firewood, not less than twenty tons to be delivered weekly. Tenders to be sealed and addressed to the company, and delivered before one o'clock on Friday next, 3rd September, and marked Tenders for Firewood."[4]

September 1 Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company, Black Hill, for 160 tons of split firewood, not less than twenty tons to be delivered weekly. Tenders to be sealed and addressed to the company, and delivered before one o'clock on Friday next, 3rd September, and marked Tenders for Firewood." ISAAC WHEELDON, Treasurer.[5]

September 2 Black Hill. — At this locality I found the Waterloo Sluicing Company hard at work, and I believe doing well.[6]

October 9 WATERLOO SLUICING COMPANY. - The Waterloo Company at the Black Hill are now busily engaged in making an addition to their lifting apparatus. Already the company have a string of large hose piping reaching to the top of the face of the hill, a distance of some 300 feet or so, and now they are rigging a stage for the erection of other piping; so as to lift the water up thirty or forty feet higher, and by this means be enabled to sluice from the very hill top as it were. The engine is a splendid one, of large power, and has been behaving itself very well hitherto. As to the yield of the ground, we believe the company scarcely consider they have made a thorough trial yet. That there is gold in the stuff, it is next to impossible to doubt, and if there be not too large a proportion of clay, the enterprise can hardly fail to prove successful.[7]

November 8 Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company, Black Hill. TENDERS are required for the Engine and Plant of the above Company: One 40 horse engine complete, with two Cornish Boilers, about ten tons, diameter of cylinder, 20 inches, three feet stroke, with four-eighth inch plungers complete, 450 feet of 11 and 12 inch piping. About 700 feet of sluice boxes, a blacksmith's shanty, anvil, bellows and tools complete, all new and in good order. Tenders to be delivered on or before Friday, 19th inst., addressed to the Secretary at the claim, foot of Black Hill. A person will be in attendance to show the engine, &c, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. WILLIAM BINGHAM, Secretary.[8] This ad was run for some days, then altered and run on 22 and 23 November with the tender submission date revised to 27 November and the secretary's name changed to William Broughen.[9]

November 29 WATERLOO STEAM SLUICING COMPANY, Black Hill. - A General Meeting will be held of the above Company, on Saturday next, the 4th December, at the Company's shanty, foot of Black Hill, when any person requiring the engine and plant can receive an answer as to price,.&c WM. BOUGHEN, Secretary. Ballarat, 27th November, 1858.[10]

December 6 WATERLOO STEAM SLUICING COMPANY, Black Hill. - A person will be in attendance at the company's shanty, Black Hill, from eight, a.m., to four, p.m., on Wednesday 8th inst., Saturday, 11th inst., Wednesday, 15th, and Saturday, the 18th inst., for the purpose of showing the engine, plant, &c., and naming price to intending purchasers. Ballarat, 4th Dec., 1858. WILLIAM BOUGHEN, Secretary.[11]

1859

February 3 Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company, Black Hill. NOTICE.-All persons having any demands on the above company to send in their bills on or before 8th of February next. All demands after that date will not be acknowledged, as the company is about to be dissolved. Address the Secretary, Wm. Boughen, Post Office, Ballarat. N.B. For Sale - Four splendid 8 inch force pumps, 279 feet 10½ inch pipes, and 189 feet feet 11½ inch pipes. For particulars apply to - JAMES BAKES, Auctioneer. 30th January, 1859.[12]

March 19 BLACK HILL FLAT COMPANY. The company have purchased, for £700, that splendid engine erected under the hill by the late Waterloo Steam Sluicing Company. This engine is, we believe, the largest in the district. It is of forty horse power, has two boilers, and a ponderous fly-wheel weighing 6½ tons, and measuring some 16 feet in diameter. The engine is by M'Clellan, of the Clutha Works, Glasgow, and cost the Waterloo Company, we are told, £1800.[13]

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References

  1. MINING BOARD. (1858, July 16). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. Retrieved April 15, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049213
  2. MINING BOARD. (1858, July 21). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. Retrieved April 15, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049287
  3. MINING BOARD. (1858, July 28). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. Retrieved April 15, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049408
  4. Advertising (1858, September 1). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved April 16, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66049978
  5. Advertising. (1858, September 1). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. [1]
  6. BALLARAT. (1858, September 2). The Colonial Mining Journal, Railway and Share Gazette (Vic. : 1858 - 1859), p. 10. Retrieved April 16, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212589154
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  8. Advertising. (1858, November 8). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. [2]
  9. Advertising. (1858, November 22). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. [3]
  10. Advertising. (1858, November 29). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. [4]
  11. Advertising. (1858, December 6). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 3. Retrieved [5]
  12. Advertising. (1859, February 3). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 1. Retrieved February 7, 2015 [6]
  13. Mining. (1859, March 19). The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), p. 2. [7]


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