Prosperity – Week 8


Several of my paternal ancestors sought prosperity in mining. Though I don’t think any became prosperous.

Gold Headlines

The article below appeared in an English newspaper about the time my ancestors came to Australia in the mid-19th century.

The Victoria Gold Mines. Berrows Worcester Journal. Thursday, May 20 1852.

“What will the nuggetts (sic) grow to? The one I sent you, weighing 1 3/4 lb., was thought well of till the 5 lb. lump threw it into the shade;”

All my paternal ancestors highlighted in the pedigree chart below were miners, mining families, or worked in a mine. Mining in Victoria attracted six out of eight 2x great grandparents (or their parents). Three of four of my great grandparents were born in a mining town, as were both my paternal grandparents.

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