During the Australian gold-rushes of the 1850-60s goldfields sprung up at Appletree Flats, Adelong, Lower Adelong and Araluen. Interestingly Duntroon, today's Royal Military College, is described as a gold field in 1868 and that a promising shaft had been sunk to a depth of 60 feet (18 M). This clipping from the Sydney Morning Herald - 20 October 1868 reports on the "Duntroon goldfield"...
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