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Trove Tuesday - When will Gundagai have another Reno?

Today's Trove Tuesday mentions my Great Grandfather Leo Francis Battye.  Family talk has always been that he knew where there was a large amount of gold but he refused to show or tell anyone any details of his find. We will never know as he took his secret to his grave!

Source: WHEN WILL GUNDAGAI HAVE ANOTHER RENO ? (1934, June 7). The Gundagai Independent (NSW : 1928 - 1939), p. 2. Retrieved June 4, 2017, from



Big List of Mining Applications


Since the beginning of the year the number of applications received by the local Warden's Clerk have constituted a record, but with the hundreds of authorities to enter granted not one miner had the luck to come across something exceptional.
Before the Mining Warden (Mr. J.A.S. Balmain), on Tuesday last, the following applications were dealt with :-
Mr Parker Moloney, former M.H.R. for Hume, appeared as agent for John Frederick Foster, who applied for authority to enter approximately 6 000 acres in the parish of South Gundagai, county of Wynyard.  Scout boring is to be conducted along the creek bed, and when the results of the bording are obtained, the creek is to be dredged.  This application was referred to the Prospecting Board for approval.  Lindley Bros. are the owners of the land.
An application by Christopher George Holm, for authority to enter Nicholl's property in the parish of Tarrabandra, was granted; rent was fixed at 1/ per acre; compensation at 10/ per shaft.
Leo Francis Battye applied for authority to enter B. Reardon's land in the parish of North Gundagai.- The application was granted, rent being fixed at 1/ acre, and £1 per shaft.
An application for authority to enter by Thomas George Lindley was granted.  Land owned by W. Woods in the parish of South Gundagai.  Rent was fixed at 3d per acre, and 2/6 per shaft.  
Michael Joseph Healey applied for permission to enter C. Readford's property, parish of Tarrabandra ; by agreement rent was fixed at 6d per acre, and compensation dispensed with.
Authority to enter J.A. McInerney's property in the parish of Tarrabandra was applied for by Henry Thomas Bradbury; by consent rent fixed at 3d per acre, and compensation dispensed with.
Henry Day's application for authority to enter T.A. Woodbridge's property in the parish of Tarranbandra was granted; rent fixed at 1/ per acre, and 10/ per shaft.
Reginald Francis Edwards applied for permission to prospect on the property owned by W. MacDonald, of Wantabadgery, in the parish of Tenandra; rent by agreement was fixed at 2/ , and compensation £1.
An application by George Eason for permission to prospect on J. Kelhone's in the parish of North Gundagai, was granted; rent fixed at 1/ and 10/ compensation per shaft.  
Samuel Mahoney was granted permission to enter to prospect for gold on R.B. Coleman's property, portion 211; rent fixed at 1/ and compensation dispensed with.
James Allen Day was granted authority to enter land owned by R.B. Coleman and J.W. Corkhill on the condition that the owners have unrestricted grazing rights, and no dogs be allowed on the property; rent fixed at 1/ acre, and 10/ compensation.
An application by Patrick Landers for authority to enter parish of North Gundagai was refused; deposit forfeited to revenue.
And now fresh faces go out to gamble with the soil in the hopes of obtaining that metal which it is said  'speaks all languages.' and who knows before long there may be another Reno!


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